Why do Dems hate the poor and why are they de-funding foodstamps?

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    "House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.

    But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill..."

    FOXNews.com - Democrats, Advocacy Groups Blast Cuts to Food Stamps to Fund $26B Aid Bill
     
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    You are acting as if you believe there is any intention whatsoever in following through with it.
     
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    Yeah, that's what we said about the healthcare monstrosity.
    And the stimulus.
     
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    I guess the rationale is that the teachers will be laid off now but the cut to food stamps won't happen until 2014. The economy could be in a better position in 2014 and the issue can be re-visited. Something needs to get done right now to make sure our children are getting an education or THEY will be on food stamps when they grow up.

    I think it's unfair to infer from the resolution that Democrats hate the poor. I think it's fair to say that Democrats have represented the needs and concerns of impoverished Americans much better than the current day Republicans. That's like me saying that Republican's hate educating children as the majority voted against this measure. Not really fair.
     
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    How very odd. The title of the article is clear that this is a $26 billion aid package, yet inexplicably we're only told only that it "provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go." That would suggest that the majority of the money--$16 billion, in fact--is going toward something else...

    What on earth could that be? Something that screws the poor, no doubt!
     
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    So based on your feelings you're willing to ignore the evidence.

    Gottit.
     
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    Not only that..but get this..

    The $12 billion is slated to go towards (specifically) state unions.

    State unions spent around $50 million last year (a non-election year) on the dems.

    So $50 million of that $12 billion is essentially going directly back to the Dems.

    And if they get it, what do you bet the unions pay more than $50 million in the future?
     
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    It seems you're missing the sarcasm. This is shitty journalism that feeds the narrative you're pushing in this thread "why do Dems hate the poor"? If anyone were intellectually honest enough to note that the bulk of the money authorized in this bill ($16.1 billion) is going toward a program for the poor--Medicaid--it would be hard to make this argument with a straight face.

    And I now realize I've already told you this. So either you missed that little tidbit the first time around or you're being very, very disingenuous.
     
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    We actually discussed this before, and I do not recall your answer to my challenge that people need food more than they do doctors.

    This is just a stupid accounting gimmick, like the doctor fix in Medicare. They need to stop using things like this to balance the budget, and only pay for programs they have the money for now.
     
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    1) Why are they taking away people's food?! That's cold!
    2) Why aren't they taking away people's food! This accounting gimmick won't stand, cut food stamp benefits now!

    Why would I wade into an argument you're having with yourself?
     

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