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Quakertown, PA

#51940 Aug 17, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
You Won’t Believe This Surfer Living the Food Stamps Dream
August 15, 2013
This is Jason Greenslate’s typical day:“Wake up, go down to the beach, hang out with my friends, hit on some chicks, start drinking.” He also plays in a rock band. And he’s living off food stamps.
He has no income—he’s not interested in getting a job—and he’s eating on your tax dime:$200 a month of “free money,” as he puts.“All paid for by our wonderful tax dollars.” He stays with friends, family members, or girlfriends.“Why not?” he asks. He says he is “living the dream.”
Today, there are roughly 47 million Americans receiving food stamps. About 4 million of these individuals are “able-bodied adults without dependents.”... Between 2008 and 2010, the number of able-bodied adults on food stamps doubled from approximately 2 million to 4 million.
try a bigger fish


"At an appearance at a Holiday Inn in Memphis, Rep Fincher said:

The role of citizens, of Christians, of humanity is to take care of each other, but not for Washington to steal from those in the country and give to others in the country.

In essence, Rep. Fincher doubled down on comments he made during the House Agriculture Committee’s debate over cutting funding for SNAP. Fincher said then:

We are all here on this committee making decisions about other people’s money. We have to remember there is not a big printing press in Washington that continually prints money over and over. This is other people’s money that Washington is appropriating and spending.

USDA data collected in EWG’s 2013 farm subsidy database update -- going live tomorrow --shows that Fincher collected a staggering $3.48 million in “our” money from 1999 to 2012. In 2012 alone, the congressman was cut a government check for a $70,000 direct payment. Direct payments are issued automatically, regardless of need, and go predominantly to the largest, most profitable farm operations in the country.

Fincher’s $70,000 farm subsidy haul in 2012 dwarfs the average 2012 SNAP benefit in Tennessee of $1,586.40, and it is nearly double of Tennessee’s median household income. After voting to cut SNAP by more than $20 billion, Fincher joined his colleagues to support a proposal to expand crop insurance subsidies by $9 billion over the next 10 years.

Keep in mind that while SNAP benefits are restricted to families whose income is below specified limits, crop insurance subsidies have no such limitations. Some farmers annually receive more than $1 million each in premium support, and more than 10,000 annually collect more than $100,000 each in insurance subsidies. A typical family getting by on SNAP benefits can scarcely even imagine numbers like that."

Quakertown, PA

#51941 Aug 17, 2013


"After three and a half years of legislative hostage-taking and policy nihilism and unceasing, uncompromising obstructionism of President Obama's agenda, the message from the Tea Party is a simple one: we want more crazy.

So what's going on here? Quite simply, Republicans are being destroyed by the rightwing monster they created.

Although, once upon a time, the divide in the GOP was between moderates and conservatives; today, the intra-party cleavage is between the Republican establishment and the lunatic fringe. And the fringe is not so fringe-y.

For years, the GOP establishment mined this wellspring of racial and economic anxiety. They railed against gay marriage and abortion; attacked big government and out-of-control federal spending and demonized welfare and social programs.

But once in office, Republicans had a funny way of never really carrying through with their tough rhetoric. Rather than do away with social security or Medicare – they strengthened it and expanded it. Rather than slash government spending or the size of the federal bureaucracy – they increased it. The more visceral imperative for Republican officeholders was to provide tax breaks for their wealthy supporters, weaken regulation (be it financial, environmental or workplace) and, above all, hold on to their political power."

"The result of all this is more dysfunction, more budgetary shutdowns and more political black eyes for a Republican party unable to reason with its most ideologically fervent followers. None of this should really be unexpected. If you're going to tell radical conservatives that Obamacare is the worst thing to ever happen to America, is it really a surprise that those same extremists are not going to meekly nod when you tell them that it's now a fact of life? If you're going to tell voters that government debt is destroying the country, is it really a surprise when those voters demand that every step must be taken to reduce it?

Any hope that the defeat of Mitt Romney in November 2012 would begin to drain the GOP's fever swamp has gone by the wayside – and Republicans have no one to blame but themselves. In nurturing and radicalizing its extremist fringe – in pursuit of short-term gain – the Republican establishment created a political Frankenstein. Increasingly, however, it looks as though the monster's first victim is going to be them."

Louisville, KY

#51943 Aug 17, 2013
In 3 years Hillary will have succumbed to the syphilis Bill gave her.
Lipton wrote:
as soon as obama leaves office hillary will slide right in there.........lets see........obama has over 3 years left then hillary for another 8 years...oh man the tea baggers will be all dead by then.......there just aint enough old white guys living to elect another radical tea bagger in office .. LMAO!

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51944 Aug 17, 2013
Bye bye fool. Ahhhhhh dumb ass

Louisville, KY

#51945 Aug 17, 2013
Can you explain H.N.I.C.? LMAO !! You better not be a white guy in disguise.
bobby6464 wrote:
The racial hating dumb ass tea bag using my screen name yapping as if his professional level of ignorance is fooling anyone, moron. President Obamis is H.N.I.C

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51946 Aug 17, 2013
President Obama, H.N.I.C.....think tea bag, if you can racial hating tea bag but I have my doubts.
bill orieilly

West Mifflin, PA

#51948 Aug 18, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
Summertime Blues: Polls show ObamaCare support eroding amid roll-out problems
August 14, 2013
As problems continue to pile up over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, summertime polls from Fox News, Gallup and Rasmussen signal that growing confusion over the complexities of the law, how it will be rolled out and how much it will cost is eroding public support.
A majority of Americans say they believe the new health care law will increase their medical costs and taxes, according to an Aug. 8 Fox News poll. The survey found 57 percent of those polled felt the way ObamaCare was being rolled out was "a joke."
As problems continue to pile up over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, summertime polls from Fox News, Gallup and Rasmussen signal that growing confusion over the complexities of the law, how it will be rolled out and how much it will cost is eroding public support.

Didnt Fox,Gallup and Rasmussen polls have a close race between Romney and Obama ???????? didnt obama destroy the tea bagger romney in the election.
LMAO !! on a lighter note obama spends the weekend golfing in martha's vineyard.........
Lindsey Graham

West Mifflin, PA

#51949 Aug 18, 2013
Obama: GOP Favors ‘Hurting,’‘Harming’ and ‘Sticking it to’ Americans in Defunding Obamacare Debate
In a strongly worded defense of the healthcare law, President Barack Obama accused congressional Republicans who favor defunding Obamacare of a willingness for “hurting” sick people,“harming” the economy and “sticking it to” Americans.
But there’s also a group of Republicans in Congress working hard to confuse people, and making empty promises that they’ll either shut down the health care law, or, if they don’t get their way, they’ll shut down the government,” Obama said Saturday during his weekly address
Lindsey Graham

West Mifflin, PA

#51950 Aug 18, 2013
At the end of the day, while Americans are still on the fence about the Affordable Care Act as a blanket concept, when asked about particular remedies that the law includes, the public is overwhelmingly supportive

This suggests that the president has a messaging problem, not a policy problem --- whereas the Republicans simply lack any substantive alternative, let alone a popular one.

All of the above suggests that the current fight over health care reform has nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act and everything to do with the president who signed it.

Never mind the fact that the law already shows promising and valuable impact even before it’s fully in effect. Never mind the fact that cost estimates are dropping and, starting in 2014, the law will contain overall health care costs that are crippling our household budgets.

Never mind the fact that the central component of the law was a Republican idea. Conservative ideologues are willing to sacrifice much-needed health care reform and the well-being of millions of Americans who don’t have health insurance or are being denied care because of pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps on spending or other injustices -- all for the sick goal of undermining President Obama.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/03/28/5-r...
Nazi Beck

West Mifflin, PA

#51954 Aug 18, 2013
Glenn Beck thrashes Sen. Lindsey Graham’s idiotic comments on Egypt

Glenn’s blood hit the boiling point on radio this morning in reaction to some pretty remarkable audio from Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about the crisis in Egypt. During a visit to Cairo earlier this week, the Senators sat down with CBS News and admitted that the country is “just days or weeks” away from “all out bloodshed.”

“If Egypt spirals out of control, that means the Gaza Strip is no longer monitored at all,” Glenn said.“Israel would now have massive fighters going in. There’s nobody standing guard against Israel.”

Furthermore, there is the issue of oil. In 2008, oil prices hit $140/barrel and the U.S. economy collapsed. Today, speculation is that oil could hit $300/barrel.“So you know, 80% of the world’s oil goes through Egypt and the Suez Canal… If you shut down the Suez Canal, they are now saying that the price of a barrel of oil could skyrocket,” he explained.“It was 140 where we collapsed. 140. They are saying now that if they close the Suez Canal, if there is massive strife in the Middle East, you are looking at $300 a barrel of oil. It’s not like you’re looking at $10 a gallon gasoline. You’ll be lucky to have gasoline

Glenn Beck is voice of reason for the nazi tea baggers ! LMAO!

J McCain

West Mifflin, PA

#51955 Aug 18, 2013
Viewers of Glenn Beck, Dick Morris, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,Bill O'Reilly are mostly communist nazi rebels disguised as tea baggers, but the landslide of Obama over Romney proved these Nazi lovers havent a clue, the voters spoke at the polls and look what happened !!!!!! LMAO!

Romney gets beat like a rented mule..........LOLOLOLOL!

Now the tea baggers whine and dont like the outcome.......well live with it you cant change a thing.......wait until hillary gets elected..........LMAO!
America deserves to fail

Lehighton, PA

#51958 Aug 18, 2013
... and I believe it will.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#51961 Aug 18, 2013
I be thinkin you better not be a white guy in disguise ! If you are , H.N.I.C. would be racist. If you black its ok to speak of the president in slave terms.
Let us all know what HDIC stands for cause you either gonna be banned from topix or applauded. LOL ! <quoted text>
It’s not a double standard.

It’s a standard.

http://vimeo.com/43636793 #

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51964 Aug 18, 2013
The racial hating congressional Tea bags too cowardly to shut the government down and America knows that. The tea bags can only bark what that Limbaugh nut juice demands, huh tea bags? Tea bags will always run from a good political fight then scream victim status. Tea bags perfect the art of the wah wah WAH session, morons

Since: Jul 12

Portland, Oregon

#51966 Aug 18, 2013
More wah wah wah from the tea bag, good cover dumbo
Welfare Rich

West Mifflin, PA

#51967 Aug 18, 2013
Contrary to "Entitlement Society" Rhetoric, Over Nine-Tenths of Entitlement Benefits Go to Elderly, Disabled, or Working Households:

Some conservative critics of federal social programs, including leading presidential candidates, are sounding an alarm that the United States is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society” in which social programs are undermining the work ethic and creating a large class of Americans who prefer to depend on government benefits rather than work

A new CBPP analysis of budget and Census data, however, shows that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs[1] spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled, or members of working households — not to able-bodied, working-age Americans who choose not to work

Such beliefs are starkly at odds with the basic facts regarding social programs, the analysis finds. Federal budget and Census data show that, in 2010, 91 percentof the benefit dollars from entitlement and other mandatory programs went to the elderly (people 65 and over), the seriously disabled, and members of working households. People who are neither elderly nor disabled — and do not live in a working household — received only 9 percent of the benefits.

Yes folks only 9 % of the poor, elderly and disabled get 9%....the rich get the other 91 %...

Damn that Obama giving away free phones !!!

take a peek :

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51968 Aug 18, 2013
Here is a list of the 47% of moochers that receive benefits:

Age 65 and up get 53% Mostly due to contributing to Social Security all their lives.

Disabled ( non elderly ) 20% which includes children with severe birth defects that they can never work, also disabled vets and people who have severe health issues,and cannot work.

In a working household 18%( non elderly ,non disabled )

Damn them moochers getting free stuff on my dollar !!!

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51969 Aug 18, 2013
91 percent of the benefits provided through entitlement programs went to people who were elderly (65 or older), disabled (receiving Social Security disability benefits, SSI disability benefits, or Medicare on the basis of a disability — all three programs use essentially the same disability standard, which limits eligibility to people with medically certified disabilities that leave them substantially unable to work), or members of a household in which an individual worked at least 1,000 hours during the year. As noted, the 91 percent figure is unchanged if one includes veterans’ and federal retirement programs.
This analysis defines working households as those in which someone has worked at least 1,000 hours a year. This is a conservative definition. If two household members work more than 1,000 hours between them but no single individual works at least 1,000 hours, we do not classify the unit as a working household.

Retired teabagger

West Mifflin, PA

#51971 Aug 18, 2013
If we add in the principal discretionary programs that help people meet basic needs (low-income housing, WIC, and LIHEAP) and examine both them and the entitlement and other mandatory programs, the 91 percent figure drops to 90 percent.
This analysis uses a narrow definition of disability that misses individuals who become disabled so young that they haven’t amassed enough work history to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance or Medicare, and whose countable household income or assets are over the very low SSI eligibility limits, which are below the poverty line. If we broaden the definition to include other adults who report work-limiting disabilities in the Census survey data, the percentage of benefits going to people who are elderly or disabled or members of working households rises from 91 percent to 92 percent

These moochers are breaking the bank !!!

Romneys 47 percent

West Mifflin, PA

#51974 Aug 18, 2013
Myth 4: SNAP spending is out-of-control.

Reality 4: SNAP has only responded to increased need given the current economic state.

Since the number of SNAP beneficiaries is at a historic high, critics have called President Obama the “Food Stamp President.” In reality, these high enrollment numbers merely reflect the counter-cyclical nature of the SNAP program. The program acts as a safety-net, allowing anyone who is eligible to enroll. Because of the economic recession, more Americans are eligible for SNAP and, as a result, have become SNAP beneficiaries. When the economy recovers, the number of the SNAP beneficiaries should drop, and there is already some evidence suggesting that is the case.


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