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Over the course of human history, several holy men, humanitarians, and even a philosopher noted that “The measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members,” and it is likely that Mahatma Gandhi, Pope John Paul II, Aristotle, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were not referring to the richest country on Earth; the United States of America. Although polling reveals that a majority of Americans decry the foul treatment of this country’s weakest members, children and senior citizens, it is still a sad fact of life that this country’s government treats its most vulnerable citizens with gross disregard and utter contempt; apparently just because they exist. A better measure of the richest nation on Earth is the federal budget and how it reflects the government’s priorities that place preservation of oil industry, defense industry, corporate, and religious organizations’ profits over the survival of its most vulnerable citizens.

 

In yet another damning report on the plight of children, seniors, and the poor due to Republican’s austerity, a new Pew Research report reveals that the recent food stamp cuts that went into effect on November 1st mean that 47.7 million children, senior citizens, working Americans, and nearly a million veterans will have to get by on one less meal a day and tragically, Republicans and their supporters clamor for deeper cuts. It should be glaringly obvious that next to persecuting women and gays, Republicans have made malnutrition of the poor one of its highest priorities. Although they attempt to portray food stamps cuts as an abstract dollar amount on the government’s balance sheet, their cuts are having devastating results in human terms.

 

Mahatma Gandhi once said “the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” If America’s poorest citizens ever needed protection from Republican cruelty, it is now when the true measure of Republican inhumanity is on the rise and tragically, many of their victims are their staunchest supporters. Some Americans believe cutting spending on food stamps is a legitimate means to rein in government spending, but if they were aware of the hard numbers adversely affected by withholding food, it likely would humanize the problem and put debt reduction in a different perspective.

It is important to understand that the food stamp cuts on November 1st that mean one meal-a-day less for the poorest Americans amounted to $5 billion for fiscal 2013-2014, and includes an additional $6 billion next year. Add to that stark reality the fact that House Republicans voted an additional $39 billion in cuts in September that ballooned to $90 billion as Republicans head into bicameral budget negotiations to prevent another government shutdown in January. Republicans still yearn for $135 billion in cuts according to the so-called “Ryan budget” they have passed in the House for three straight years.

 

Although the poor across the nation will have one meal less each day due to the $5 billion in cuts, it is in deep-red Republican states, particularly Southern states, where the poor are slated to feel the effects of the food stamp cuts most. In Pew Research’s Stateline interactive map, states with the highest percentage of residents dependent on food assistance are Republican strongholds. For example, in Mississippi, 22% of the population is reliant on food stamps including 307,000 children and 119,000 senior citizens, and $5 billion in cuts means 426,000 poverty-level, working poor, disabled, and senior residents will have to get by on one less meal each day. That does not include sequester cuts Republicans refuse to end that cut Head Start, Meals On Wheels, or free and reduced school lunches that are part of the SNAP cuts. The sad irony is that those most likely to go hungry every day are probably poor white people voting for Republicans who cannot wait to impose more hunger on them.

 

It is also ironic that those same red-state Republicans overwhelming support harsher food stamp cuts according to a new poll. Although Americans as a whole object to the November food stamp cuts, an overwhelming majority of Republican voters (67%) strongly approved of 47-million Americans going without one meal a day. It is likely that Republican voters are under the delusion that if their GOP representatives in Congress slash more SNAP funding, they will be withholding food from people of color, but as has been stated ad nauseum there are more poor white children, seniors, and disabled Americans nationwide receiving nutrition assistance than African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans combined. Still, Republicans portray food stamp recipients as minorities to garner support to cut even more and increase hunger among their white Republican supporters; particularly in southern states.

There are 47.7 million Americans who will have to survive with one less meal a day due to the $5 billion cuts in SNAP funding, and a little over 30% are working families, 32% are seniors and disabled, and 27% are children. According to the Veterans Administration, nearly one million Veterans receive food assistance in any given month, and that does not include over 5,000 active duty military personnel whose families will have to make do with one less meal every day. The idea that nearly 48 million Americans will lose one meal a day is not lost on Republicans who could not care less what damage their cuts, or inaction, are wreaking on the poor. In fact, last week when two immigrant children approached Speaker John Boehner while eating breakfast asked him, “How would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?” He replied “That wouldn’t be good.” Boehner, and his Republican House caucus, know precisely what their food stamp cuts mean to 48 million Americans and they knew “it wouldn’t be good.”

 

It is time for Americans to ask Republicans dying to cut more food stamp funding ‘how they would feel if they had to tell their kids they would have to go without one meal a day,’ but it is likely they would have them arrested and escorted to jail where they would not have to make do with one less meal a day. This nation is the richest country in the history of the world, and the notion that even one child, senior citizen, Veteran, or working American has to make do without one meal a day is an abomination of epic proportion.

 

Sadly, losing one meal daily is predicated on $5 billion in food stamp cuts, and if Republicans have their way the figure will be well over $100 billion that means the 48 million Americans dependent on food assistance will likely starve to death. Nearly a quarter of America’s children are living in dire poverty, seniors are barely staving off perpetual hunger, and millions of Americans have no idea where their next meal is coming from, and if America was measured by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, or how its federal budget reflects it priorities, it would be found to be exceptional in its rank brutality and cruel treatment of it weakest citizens.

 

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GOPSNAP Cuts Force 47 Million To Live On Less Than A Meal A Day

 

First, we're the richest country on Earth, and I strongly suspect that claim is the usual leftist Disinformation.

 

But the country's running a $680 billion deficit, moonbat.

 

We're headed fast toward literal national bankruptcy and collapse.

 

What's your plan to prevent that?

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I don't disagree that the current administration has left millions in a helpless situation, but we have to slow the printing presses. It may mean neighbor will have to help neighbor so let me encourage everyone to find a local food charity that you can give money and time to.

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How about throwing in a little reality..................................

 

 

 

On Nov. 1, sizable cuts were gouged into the federal food-stamp program (or, as it’s now called, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), which feeds 47.6 million people, or nearly one in six Americans. In the city, 1.9 million folks get the bulk of their Jell-O and Campbell’s Soup from stamps.

 

But news has spread among the poor, like leafy green vegetables, that it wasn’t heartless Republicans who triggered the cuts.

 

Rather, some of the food-stamp cash was snatched to pay for Michelle Obama’s pet project, Let’s Move. What?

 

It’s come to this. Some 76 million meals a year will vanish from this city — poof! — partly because the president diverted money from SNAP to the first lady’s signature program, part of her Let’s Move anti-obesity initiative — the bean-sprout-heavy, $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

 

The rest of the $5 billion annual food-stamp cuts was taken when 2009 stimulus funds dried up. But with ObamaCare woes stealing the oxygen in Washington, there’s little urgency to replace dandelion greens served on recyclable trays with family-friendly buttered mashed potatoes.

 

Right now, the country’s poorest families of four are seeing food-stamp allotments cut from $668 a month to $632. It may not sound like much, but understand that $36 is enough to buy a truckload of Kool-Aid and ramen noodles. (Lose the noodles if the Food and Drug Administration succeeds in banning trans fats.)

 

How did this happen?

 

Hunger activists are livid. In fact, the cuts will bring on no less than civil unrest, according to the head of the Food Bank for New York City. “If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people can’t afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, Food Bank president and CEO, told Salon.com. “We were told, you know, by the president . . . these cuts will not happen,” she said. “Well, guess what. No one has restored that money.”

 

“It is bad policy to take away a child’s dinner and put it in his lunch,” Triada Stampas, director of government relations for the Food Bank, told me. An administration source told me that the president wants to fund SNAP and healthy lunches in the latest budget, both of which he finds important. But getting it past Congress seems unlikely.

 

The great food grab began in 2010, when President Obama, with Michelle and US Department of Agriculture honchos at his side, signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. At the time, he admitted taking cash from one pocket to feed the other. “Some of the funding [for the lunch program] comes from rolling back temporary increases in food-stamp benefits,” he said, starting in the fall of 2013.

 

“I’m committed to working with [Congress] to restore these funds in the future.” It proved to be magical thinking.

 

Part of the problem is that the food-stamp program has grown like wildfire under Obama — to $80 billion last year, with a more than 70 percent increase in recipients just since 2008. Do they all need the help?

 

Hunger activists have lately rolled out hard-luck cases to the media, like grandmother Katherine McKinnon, who became a single mom of three after her daughter died. McKinnon was last seen on CNN, walking the streets of New York hunting for cans to sell for a nickel apiece. “No matter how people look at you, keep your head up,” she said.

Things will get even tighter. The Republican-controlled House wants to cut $39.9 billion over the next ten years from stamps under the farm bill now being negotiated, by eliminating fraud and asking able-bodied recipients to work or join jobs programs. The Democrat-controlled Senate, which has asked for no such provisions, wants to cut $4.5 billion.

 

Maybe a good source for food money is the school-lunch program, as kids around the nation rise up against government-approved grub.

One school district’s kids said it “tastes like vomit.”

 

http://nypost.com/2013/11/11/obama-takes-from-kids-dinners-to-fund-michelles-project/

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This is how the left gains support from those who are ignorant of how our political system works. He knows the GOP can't cut SNAP. He also knows the cuts are the result of Obama policies and bills he signed into law passed by Obama. But those who politically unaware do not this.

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This is how the left gains support from those who are ignorant of how our political system works. He knows the GOP can't cut SNAP. He also knows the cuts are the result of Obama policies and bills he signed into law passed by Obama. But those who politically unaware do not this.

You give him an awful lot of credit. I don't think he knows any of that.

He's nothing but a no-information obamatron that just repeats the lies he is fed from these moonbat websites.

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Isn't the story also that Obama diverted 5 billion in SNAP funds to Michelle's pet project about Eating Healthy?

 

From the story:

 

It is important to understand that the food stamp cuts on November 1st that mean one meal-a-day less for the poorest Americans amounted to $5 billion for fiscal 2013-2014, and includes an additional $6 billion next year.

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This is how the left gains support from those who are ignorant of how our political system works. He knows the GOP can't cut SNAP. He also knows the cuts are the result of Obama policies and bills he signed into law passed by Obama. But those who politically unaware do not this.

 

 

No because the progressive liberal drones don't have a brain...

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If only the truly needy used the safety net as intended, that net wouldn't be filled with fat, drunk, trash.

 

Then those poster children that keep popping up might actually make up the majority as advertised.

 

Needy grandmas and chubby little children are cute as a button.

 

Way nicer to look at than the head-waggin' baby mills or Uncle BadBack the crackhead.

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Over the course of human history, several holy men, humanitarians, and even a philosopher noted that “The measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members,” and it is likely that Mahatma Gandhi, Pope John Paul II, Aristotle, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were not referring to the richest country on Earth; the United States of America. Although polling reveals that a majority of Americans decry the foul treatment of this country’s weakest members, children and senior citizens, it is still a sad fact of life that this country’s government treats its most vulnerable citizens with gross disregard and utter contempt; apparently just because they exist. A better measure of the richest nation on Earth is the federal budget and how it reflects the government’s priorities that place preservation of oil industry, defense industry, corporate, and religious organizations’ profits over the survival of its most vulnerable citizens.

 

In yet another damning report on the plight of children, seniors, and the poor due to Republican’s austerity, a new Pew Research report reveals that the recent food stamp cuts that went into effect on November 1st mean that 47.7 million children, senior citizens, working Americans, and nearly a million veterans will have to get by on one less meal a day and tragically, Republicans and their supporters clamor for deeper cuts. It should be glaringly obvious that next to persecuting women and gays, Republicans have made malnutrition of the poor one of its highest priorities. Although they attempt to portray food stamps cuts as an abstract dollar amount on the government’s balance sheet, their cuts are having devastating results in human terms.

 

Mahatma Gandhi once said “the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” If America’s poorest citizens ever needed protection from Republican cruelty, it is now when the true measure of Republican inhumanity is on the rise and tragically, many of their victims are their staunchest supporters. Some Americans believe cutting spending on food stamps is a legitimate means to rein in government spending, but if they were aware of the hard numbers adversely affected by withholding food, it likely would humanize the problem and put debt reduction in a different perspective.

It is important to understand that the food stamp cuts on November 1st that mean one meal-a-day less for the poorest Americans amounted to $5 billion for fiscal 2013-2014, and includes an additional $6 billion next year. Add to that stark reality the fact that House Republicans voted an additional $39 billion in cuts in September that ballooned to $90 billion as Republicans head into bicameral budget negotiations to prevent another government shutdown in January. Republicans still yearn for $135 billion in cuts according to the so-called “Ryan budget” they have passed in the House for three straight years.

 

Although the poor across the nation will have one meal less each day due to the $5 billion in cuts, it is in deep-red Republican states, particularly Southern states, where the poor are slated to feel the effects of the food stamp cuts most. In Pew Research’s Stateline interactive map, states with the highest percentage of residents dependent on food assistance are Republican strongholds. For example, in Mississippi, 22% of the population is reliant on food stamps including 307,000 children and 119,000 senior citizens, and $5 billion in cuts means 426,000 poverty-level, working poor, disabled, and senior residents will have to get by on one less meal each day. That does not include sequester cuts Republicans refuse to end that cut Head Start, Meals On Wheels, or free and reduced school lunches that are part of the SNAP cuts. The sad irony is that those most likely to go hungry every day are probably poor white people voting for Republicans who cannot wait to impose more hunger on them.

 

It is also ironic that those same red-state Republicans overwhelming support harsher food stamp cuts according to a new poll. Although Americans as a whole object to the November food stamp cuts, an overwhelming majority of Republican voters (67%) strongly approved of 47-million Americans going without one meal a day. It is likely that Republican voters are under the delusion that if their GOP representatives in Congress slash more SNAP funding, they will be withholding food from people of color, but as has been stated ad nauseum there are more poor white children, seniors, and disabled Americans nationwide receiving nutrition assistance than African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans combined. Still, Republicans portray food stamp recipients as minorities to garner support to cut even more and increase hunger among their white Republican supporters; particularly in southern states.

There are 47.7 million Americans who will have to survive with one less meal a day due to the $5 billion cuts in SNAP funding, and a little over 30% are working families, 32% are seniors and disabled, and 27% are children. According to the Veterans Administration, nearly one million Veterans receive food assistance in any given month, and that does not include over 5,000 active duty military personnel whose families will have to make do with one less meal every day. The idea that nearly 48 million Americans will lose one meal a day is not lost on Republicans who could not care less what damage their cuts, or inaction, are wreaking on the poor. In fact, last week when two immigrant children approached Speaker John Boehner while eating breakfast asked him, “How would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?” He replied “That wouldn’t be good.” Boehner, and his Republican House caucus, know precisely what their food stamp cuts mean to 48 million Americans and they knew “it wouldn’t be good.”

 

It is time for Americans to ask Republicans dying to cut more food stamp funding ‘how they would feel if they had to tell their kids they would have to go without one meal a day,’ but it is likely they would have them arrested and escorted to jail where they would not have to make do with one less meal a day. This nation is the richest country in the history of the world, and the notion that even one child, senior citizen, Veteran, or working American has to make do without one meal a day is an abomination of epic proportion.

 

Sadly, losing one meal daily is predicated on $5 billion in food stamp cuts, and if Republicans have their way the figure will be well over $100 billion that means the 48 million Americans dependent on food assistance will likely starve to death. Nearly a quarter of America’s children are living in dire poverty, seniors are barely staving off perpetual hunger, and millions of Americans have no idea where their next meal is coming from, and if America was measured by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, or how its federal budget reflects it priorities, it would be found to be exceptional in its rank brutality and cruel treatment of it weakest citizens.

 

 

 

We only spend $15 billion a year on food stamps?

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How about throwing in a little reality..................................

 

 

The King says: "Let them eat vomit!"

 

Way back when, the food banks would serve you a tub of lard, canned Spam, a brick of cheese, and stale Wonder Bread.

 

I've seen what the food banks serve today: stale wonder bread, bottom ramen, canned crap, moldy vegetables, and frozen vomit!

 

 

Not a bit of it fit to eat!

 

SNAP should only cover healthfull foods. Of which 80% of the super market food IS NOT!

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Over the course of human history, several holy men, humanitarians, and even a philosopher noted that “The measure of a society is how it treats its weakest members,” and it is likely that Mahatma Gandhi, Pope John Paul II, Aristotle, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were not referring to the richest country on Earth; the United States of America. Although polling reveals that a majority of Americans decry the foul treatment of this country’s weakest members, children and senior citizens, it is still a sad fact of life that this country’s government treats its most vulnerable citizens with gross disregard and utter contempt; apparently just because they exist. A better measure of the richest nation on Earth is the federal budget and how it reflects the government’s priorities that place preservation of oil industry, defense industry, corporate, and religious organizations’ profits over the survival of its most vulnerable citizens.

 

In yet another damning report on the plight of children, seniors, and the poor due to Republican’s austerity, a new Pew Research report reveals that the recent food stamp cuts that went into effect on November 1st mean that 47.7 million children, senior citizens, working Americans, and nearly a million veterans will have to get by on one less meal a day and tragically, Republicans and their supporters clamor for deeper cuts. It should be glaringly obvious that next to persecuting women and gays, Republicans have made malnutrition of the poor one of its highest priorities. Although they attempt to portray food stamps cuts as an abstract dollar amount on the government’s balance sheet, their cuts are having devastating results in human terms.

 

Mahatma Gandhi once said “the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” If America’s poorest citizens ever needed protection from Republican cruelty, it is now when the true measure of Republican inhumanity is on the rise and tragically, many of their victims are their staunchest supporters. Some Americans believe cutting spending on food stamps is a legitimate means to rein in government spending, but if they were aware of the hard numbers adversely affected by withholding food, it likely would humanize the problem and put debt reduction in a different perspective.

It is important to understand that the food stamp cuts on November 1st that mean one meal-a-day less for the poorest Americans amounted to $5 billion for fiscal 2013-2014, and includes an additional $6 billion next year. Add to that stark reality the fact that House Republicans voted an additional $39 billion in cuts in September that ballooned to $90 billion as Republicans head into bicameral budget negotiations to prevent another government shutdown in January. Republicans still yearn for $135 billion in cuts according to the so-called “Ryan budget” they have passed in the House for three straight years.

 

Although the poor across the nation will have one meal less each day due to the $5 billion in cuts, it is in deep-red Republican states, particularly Southern states, where the poor are slated to feel the effects of the food stamp cuts most. In Pew Research’s Stateline interactive map, states with the highest percentage of residents dependent on food assistance are Republican strongholds. For example, in Mississippi, 22% of the population is reliant on food stamps including 307,000 children and 119,000 senior citizens, and $5 billion in cuts means 426,000 poverty-level, working poor, disabled, and senior residents will have to get by on one less meal each day. That does not include sequester cuts Republicans refuse to end that cut Head Start, Meals On Wheels, or free and reduced school lunches that are part of the SNAP cuts. The sad irony is that those most likely to go hungry every day are probably poor white people voting for Republicans who cannot wait to impose more hunger on them.

 

It is also ironic that those same red-state Republicans overwhelming support harsher food stamp cuts according to a new poll. Although Americans as a whole object to the November food stamp cuts, an overwhelming majority of Republican voters (67%) strongly approved of 47-million Americans going without one meal a day. It is likely that Republican voters are under the delusion that if their GOP representatives in Congress slash more SNAP funding, they will be withholding food from people of color, but as has been stated ad nauseum there are more poor white children, seniors, and disabled Americans nationwide receiving nutrition assistance than African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans combined. Still, Republicans portray food stamp recipients as minorities to garner support to cut even more and increase hunger among their white Republican supporters; particularly in southern states.

There are 47.7 million Americans who will have to survive with one less meal a day due to the $5 billion cuts in SNAP funding, and a little over 30% are working families, 32% are seniors and disabled, and 27% are children. According to the Veterans Administration, nearly one million Veterans receive food assistance in any given month, and that does not include over 5,000 active duty military personnel whose families will have to make do with one less meal every day. The idea that nearly 48 million Americans will lose one meal a day is not lost on Republicans who could not care less what damage their cuts, or inaction, are wreaking on the poor. In fact, last week when two immigrant children approached Speaker John Boehner while eating breakfast asked him, “How would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?” He replied “That wouldn’t be good.” Boehner, and his Republican House caucus, know precisely what their food stamp cuts mean to 48 million Americans and they knew “it wouldn’t be good.”

 

It is time for Americans to ask Republicans dying to cut more food stamp funding ‘how they would feel if they had to tell their kids they would have to go without one meal a day,’ but it is likely they would have them arrested and escorted to jail where they would not have to make do with one less meal a day. This nation is the richest country in the history of the world, and the notion that even one child, senior citizen, Veteran, or working American has to make do without one meal a day is an abomination of epic proportion.

 

Sadly, losing one meal daily is predicated on $5 billion in food stamp cuts, and if Republicans have their way the figure will be well over $100 billion that means the 48 million Americans dependent on food assistance will likely starve to death. Nearly a quarter of America’s children are living in dire poverty, seniors are barely staving off perpetual hunger, and millions of Americans have no idea where their next meal is coming from, and if America was measured by how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, or how its federal budget reflects it priorities, it would be found to be exceptional in its rank brutality and cruel treatment of it weakest citizens.

 

 

I'm wondering why the GOP thinks all these people just don't want to work, even when there is no work. Also when there is work, there will never be enough work for every American, What do they want the people who cannot find work to do? Just starve?

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I'm wondering why the GOP thinks all these people just don't want to work, even when there is no work. Also when there is work, there will never be enough work for every American, What do they want the people who cannot find work to do? Just starve?

If there is not enough work for Americans, why are liberals pushing for illegal alien amnesty?

Obama needs to reject his failed Keynesian economic theory and learn from JFK.

 

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