The Food Stamps Party

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    Is the Democratic Party.. the Party of Food Stamps...?

    Does the Democratic Party prefer to have Americans dependent on the government or self reliant and employed?

    Newt & Nancy disagree...
     
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    There was a blurp on the news one day last week that said a large amount of the money paid out for food stamps had ended up in Vegas, Florida and on cruise ships. I didn't know people went shopping for food in those places.
     
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    Isn't Hopey Changey fun? More people in this country are now living in poverty than ever recorded before. The number of people living in poverty is the highest in the 50yrs of poverty record-keeping. "Hope & Change" has failed miserably. The Democrats gotta go.
     
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    Yeah. I heard that on the news last night.

    Seems the poor and downtrodden are vacationing in Vegas and taking cruises.

    Our tax dollar at work.

    Makes me so proud that I'm forced to give charity to these poor folks. NOT. Jeeze.
     
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    Newt's View...


    MINNEAPOLIS -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates on November's ballots to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party of paychecks."

    Gingrich Brands Democrats 'Party of Food Stamps' - FoxNews.com
     
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    Guys, while I understand the outrage that stories about trips to Vegas etc bring about, let's remember that these are incredibly hard economic times. Don't tar everyone who is receiving food stamps with the same brush... It's the lefties who do that. Let's not stoop to their level. Millions of Americans are out of work and need help to survive. I, for one, do not begrudge them.... as long as it is a step forward and not a career choice. For most of them, it is temporary. Let's try to remember those people.
     
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    Nancy says...Class Warfare

    "There is some subliminal message that is being sent out there about us and them, meaning people who need food stamps and the rest of the country, which I think is an unfortunate course to go down," Pelosi said.

    "It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance — the biggest bang for the buck," she added.

    Nancy Pelosi accuses Newt Gingrich of waging class warfare - Meredith Shiner - POLITICO.com
     
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    I believe in giving people that need it a "hand up" - not a "hand out".
     
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    Nancy thinks the best stimulus programs the government can do are to hand out unemployment benefits and food stamps.

    How utterly clueless.
     
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    I agree. We should all just bear in mind that, there but for the grace of God, go any of us. Many are there through no real fault of their own. I find it offensive that any decent conservative would use their plight to beat up the Democrats. The Democrat Party would prefer the 'hand out' - We prefer the 'hand up'. That is what food stamps are to the majority who receive them.
     

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