Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
George

United States

#24530 Sep 7, 2013
The names of every one of this all-Republican crew (there are some Democrats in the Senate that receive farm subsidy payments) appeared in the Yes column when the House passed its version of the Farm Bill that disregarded food assistance altogether.
Congress members have to pay taxes, of course, so it’s not like voting on fiscal issues that affect them presents an insurmountable conflict of interests. Still, there’s no one in the House or Senate who would be directly impacted by changes to SNAP. An individual with no dependents has to make less than $1,211 in gross monthly income (“a household's total, nonexcluded income, before any deductions have been made,” according to the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service) to qualify for food stamps.
That means that your annual take has to be less than $14,532 to receive the benefit; the current base salary for House and Senate members,$174,000, is nearly 12 times that amount. So while 11 Congress members and 4 senators benefit from farm subsidy programs, no member of either house is currently on SNAP (unless, that is, welfare fraud is as rampant in Congress as the GOP believes it is in the rest of the country).
Monthly SNAP benefits vary state-by-state, but in Tennessee, families received an average of $132.20 per person in 2012, or $1586.40 for the whole year. By comparison, Rep. Fincher received $70,574 in direct payment subsidies in 2012, according to the Environmental Working Group.
And what about Indiana, home of Rep. Marlin Stustzman, who put forth an amendment back in June that proposed removing SNAP from the farm bill? The average payment is a whopping $132.46 per month, yet Stutzman received $6,654 from the program in 2012. In 2010, the congressman told the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, IN that “we can’t say no” to subsidy checks—which the USDA says in untrue.
In Tennessee’s 8th Congressional district, the district Fincher represents, there were more than 100,000 people enrolled in SNAP in 2011—the most recent data available from the USDA’s Economic Research Service. The same district leads the state in farm subsidies, and statewide, just 10 percent of farmers collected 84 percent of all payments, according to the EWG’s farm subsidy tracking.

So who exactly are he and his farmer-congress member colleagues representing?
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Mcbill

Crozet, VA

#24532 Sep 7, 2013
Damn.. Did u figure all the stuff out on your own? Doesnt matter much longer cause the godless meatsacks-o-shet will restrict whatever the rest of the greedy bassterds leave behind. Dah. We will soon be broke and enjoy a short stop at socialism before full communism. The american dream was hijacked by M tv long enough to dumb down enough generations to not even care or know the diference. Rejoice comrades... Better figure out how to say that in chinaman.
curious george

Fairmont, WV

#24533 Sep 7, 2013
George wrote:
<quoted text>There is no proof on who used them. The rebels are most likely because they are the ones who had something to gain. Assad knew if he used them we would likely get involved so makes no sense at all he would when he has plenty of other weapons. The rebels want us involved because they cant win otherwise. Obama is exactly like Bush, about to get us in another unnecessary and costly war. Obama will lie through is teeth at this point to get us to attack because otherwise he looks like a chump. He looks like a chump anyway so lets just save our money and not help Al Qaeda into power.
That's the general gist of my thinking as well. Al Qaeda certainly has the ability to produce sarin gas and I also feel Assad is far too smart to use WMD in front of the whole world so the whole thing's an Al Qaeda setup that Mr Obama seems to be falling for . Hope he drops back ten and thinks this thing through. If Mr Bush would have recanted on the Iraq WMD thing intead of going at it gangbusters, then there would have been no second Iraq war and lots of Iraqis AND AMERICANS would still be alive. People seem to forget that all of this political posturing and B.S. often get people killed. Is it worth it? I think not.
Bad Cop No Doughnut

London, UK

#24534 Sep 7, 2013
Voting does nothing.
And sorry but no one is for wv.
republicratard.
Well Duh

Ashburn, VA

#24535 Sep 7, 2013
obama does not want to drop back on anything. There are certain republicans that are supporting him so they can down him later. Plus remember the red line has been drawn. But this is like the 10th time and so we must now respond. Un and our allies are the ones taking the right approach
Coolbeans

United States

#24536 Sep 7, 2013
George wrote:
<quoted text>There is no proof on who used them. The rebels are most likely because they are the ones who had something to gain. Assad knew if he used them we would likely get involved so makes no sense at all he would when he has plenty of other weapons. The rebels want us involved because they cant win otherwise. Obama is exactly like Bush, about to get us in another unnecessary and costly war. Obama will lie through is teeth at this point to get us to attack because otherwise he looks like a chump. He looks like a chump anyway so lets just save our money and not help Al Qaeda into power.
. Assad is a murder of the worse kind. He's another Hitler.
Jimmy Love

Stafford, VA

#24537 Sep 8, 2013
I like Teatards better they are fun to pick on
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24538 Sep 8, 2013
Jimmy Love wrote:
I like Teatards better they are fun to pick on
Jimmy Love, do you love being a moron?

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#24539 Sep 8, 2013
Weird Harold wrote:
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Jimmy Love, do you love being a moron?
Dumb tea baggers don't get to call anyone a moron. You tried to give Sarah Palin the launch codes.
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24540 Sep 8, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
<quoted text>
Dumb tea baggers don't get to call anyone a moron. You tried to give Sarah Palin the launch codes.
Don't even go there, you dumb bastards gave the codes to Joe "Shotgun" Biden.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#24541 Sep 8, 2013
Weird Harold wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't even go there, you dumb bastards gave the codes to Joe "Shotgun" Biden.
No, he was elected by the majority of Americans. Twice. And Biden is Einstein compared to Palin, Romney, Cruz, McCain, etc. You know you're desperate when you're comparing Biden to a chick who thinks Paul Revere rode for gun rights.
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24542 Sep 8, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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No, he was elected by the majority of Americans. Twice. And Biden is Einstein compared to Palin, Romney, Cruz, McCain, etc. You know you're desperate when you're comparing Biden to a chick who thinks Paul Revere rode for gun rights.
What does that say about the majority of Americans? Stupid, lazy, welfare loving Democrats who would sell their vote to anyone who would pay them. And do you really want to get into a contest over he said / she said with Biden and Palin?

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#24543 Sep 8, 2013
It says that we aren't dumb enought to give Sarah Palin the launch codes, Corky. Damn, do I have to explain everything to you?
Short Bus wrote:
<quoted text>
What does that say about the majority of Americans? Stupid, lazy, welfare loving Democrats who would sell their vote to anyone who would pay them. And do you really want to get into a contest over he said / she said with Biden and Palin?
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24544 Sep 8, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
It says that we aren't dumb enought to give Sarah Palin the launch codes, Corky. Damn, do I have to explain everything to you?
<quoted text>
I see in typical democrat fashion, you avoided the question. Another ignorant lefty.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Santa Fe, NM

#24545 Sep 8, 2013
Avoided what question, idiot face? You assume I pay any attention to anything you ask. Weasels talk and I just make fun of them.
Weird Harold wrote:
<quoted text>
I see in typical democrat fashion, you avoided the question. Another ignorant lefty.

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#24546 Sep 8, 2013
Weird Harold wrote:
<quoted text>
What does that say about the majority of Americans? Stupid, lazy, welfare loving Democrats who would sell their vote to anyone who would pay them. And do you really want to get into a contest over he said / she said with Biden and Palin?
It's the red states that take the majority of welfare, are deepest in poverty, have the most teenage pregnancy and the worst schools. It's the blue states that pay for them, not the other way around.
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24547 Sep 8, 2013
Sundog512 wrote:
Avoided what question, idiot face? You assume I pay any attention to anything you ask. Weasels talk and I just make fun of them.
<quoted text>
So you are too big of a coward to answer the question?
Melissa

Parkersburg, WV

#24548 Sep 8, 2013
“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”
~George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792
Melissa

Parkersburg, WV

#24549 Sep 8, 2013
“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams
Weird Harold

Ashburn, VA

#24550 Sep 8, 2013
bacon hater wrote:
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It's the red states that take the majority of welfare, are deepest in poverty, have the most teenage pregnancy and the worst schools. It's the blue states that pay for them, not the other way around.
Keep telling yourself that Meat Lover. Keep parroting the ignorant ramblings of the left.

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