Friday, September 20, 2013

SNAP! Republicans putting the Dick in Dickensian

Post World War II, Winston Churchill told the United States, that England could no longer shoulder the Burden of the Empire on Which the Sun Never Set and passed the torch to America.

Since then in the proceeding years the United States engaged in their own version of Victoria's Little Wars in far away locales.

But, yesterday the Republican Party decided there's no reason we should not emulate other elements of 19th Century England.

"Please Sir... I'd like some more..."

217 Republicans voted to slash SNAP by $40 Billion over the next 10 years. Nothing says Statesmanship like sticking it the Poor and Hungry.
"We only want to cut 5 percent. That ought to leave more money getting to the hands of the people who do need it,” Republican Congressman Andy Harris.
The Poor in this country have no power and no representation in the Government. To be Poor is to be excluded from the American Dream and doomed to Corporate Servitude.

It's another brilliant play by the Republicans and their Elite Plutocratic Masters. By slashing but, not outright eliminating SNAP the Republicans don't make the 99% desperate.

Because starving and desperate equals dangerous but, undernourished and scared equals docile.

The Ultra-Reactionary Right Wingers are ascendant. In all facets of American Life, the Plutocracy and Oppressive Right are making strides and advancing the cause of Wage Slavery and Neo-Feudalism.

They don't even have to make the cursory arguments about the necessity of Capitalism as they once did as the viscous Income Inequality we have been subjected to in the past 35 years has surpassed even the Gilded Age of the Robber Barons.

No longer do they need to claim the rising tide will lift all boats and some wealth will trickle down. Now, the Plutocracy and their crotch-sniffing Republican Guard Dogs simply go about dismantling any aspect of Government which helps the 99%.

Now, they just Piss Down Our Backs and tell us to think of England.


David said...

Speaker Gingrich had a brilliant idea about twenty years ago. Cut off the deadbeat parents while still providing for their children. There was a great debate but the bleeding heart liberals won and the children have suffered ever since.

Jerry Critter said...

Republicans put the ass in hole!

Grung_e_Gene said...


Since 1994 Republicans have controlled the House of Representatives for 15 of 19 years*. As you may or may not know all Spending Bills Originate in the House.

So whom exactly is responsible for the suffering?

Jerry Critter,

No they don't because as Republicans will have you know regulating sex is the only regulation Government is supposed to be doing.

Tom Harper said...

We can't afford to keep giving money to needy people. God intends for that money to go to needy corporate farmers instead. For every 10,000 former food stamp recipients whose food was yanked away from them, one wealthy agri-business donor will have his portfolio fattened, and in turn he can make larger donations to the GOP.

See, it's a win win.

Andrew Acista said...

Forcibly taking from the makers to give to the takers. It only goes so far and then the makers will rise up an revolt. (TEA party)

We have no problem feeding the children and the invalids. It's the fully capable who refuse to work that we don't want to support.

You who want to take care of those who are fully capable of taking care of themselves are free to do what you want with your own money.

We're just asking that you quit extorting our money to support people capable of, but too lazy to, support themselves.

Grung_e_Gene said...


Exactly, the Takers are the Capitalists they take the Capital while making Nothing.

Here are some ardent Takers:

Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.). His wife, Caroline Aderholt, is a 6.3 percent owner of McDonald Farms according to 2008 ownership records. McDonald Farms received $66,891 in direct payment farm subsidies in 2012. She also personally received a $345 direct payment in 2012.
Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.). He and his wife Lynn Fincher are each 50 percent partners in Stephen & Lynn Fincher Farms. They received a $70,574 direct payment farm subsidy in 2012.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.). A trust named Lowell and Viky Hartzler Family Revocable Trust is listed as a 98 percent owner of Hartzler Farms, which received $697 in direct payment/ACRE and $686 for the Conservation Reserve Program for a total of $1,383 in 2012.
Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.). His wife, Vicky Sheldon Kline, is listed as a 20 percent owner of Sheldon Family Farms LP, which received a $3,025 conservation reserve program payment in 2012. EWG’s estimate of the conservation reserve program payments Ms. Kline received is $605 for 2012.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calf.). He and his wife Jill LaMalfa are each 16.67 percent partners (combined share totals 33.33%) of DSL Lamalfa Family Partnership, which received $188,570 in direct payments for 2012.
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.). His wife Lynda Lucas received $14,584 in disaster payments in 2012.
Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas). He received a 2012 direct payment of $339.
Rep. Kristi Noem (R- S.D.). She received $1,400 in direct payments in 2012. Through 2008, USDA listed Rep. Noem as a 16.9 percent partner in Racota Valley Ranch.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.). He received a 2012 direct payment of $6,654.
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas). He is a one-third owner of Thornberry Brothers, which received a $5,103 direct payment and $4,078 in disaster aid payments in 2012. EWG’s estimate of the farm subsidy benefits Thornberry received is $3,060 in 2012.

Ah, but they are Rich Land Owners so money should naturally accumulate in their hands.

The Job of Republican Government is to funnel money from the Poor to the Rich in the form of Rent.