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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#1 Jan 8, 2014
The Republican Party, stung by a widespread perception that it cares only about the wealthy, has decided to recast itself as a poverty fighter.

Party leaders are now marching in lockstep to redefine the party’s approach. Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have spoken out recently, as has Representative Paul Ryan, framing the issue as a failure of the Obama administration to adequately address the problem.

Ryan says that the government safety net has “failed miserably,” and Rubio adds that the anti-poverty programs already in place fail to “deal with the structural problem.”

An internal memo recently obtained by this reporter details the GOP’s newly-minted approach.

"We must rethink our attitude toward existing poverty programs," the memo states, "especially food stamps, unemployment insurance and the minimum wage. Every one of these programs is too generous to a fault, sustaining the poor at a bare subsistence level while failing to do anything to reduce the ranks of the destitute. Taken together, they create a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty.

"By eliminating these programs entirely, along with the school lunch program, we can quickly and humanely starve the neediest among us (who, by the way, tend to vote disproportionally Democratic), with the simultaneous benefit of reducing the deficit by tens of billions of dollars, which would allow us to cut taxes for the richest American even further.

"This approach will be especially effective when packaged with the repeal of Obamacare. Allowing the millions dying of starvation access to medical care, prolonging their miserable existence for no good reason, would be unspeakably cruel, not to mention counterproductive in the extreme.

"Taken together, we estimate that these policy initiatives will virtually eliminate the poor in this country within a year and a half, just in time for the 2016 election."

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Since: Jun 08

....re-elect no one.......

#2 Jan 8, 2014
...i think both parties suck equally, in different respects, at different times..........i think the republicans come off as spoiled fat kidz in 3 piece suits while the democrats come off as spoiled clueless unicorn seekers...........but that's just me.............

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#3 Jan 8, 2014
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
The Republican Party, stung by a widespread perception that it cares only about the wealthy, has decided to recast itself as a poverty fighter.
Party leaders are now marching in lockstep to redefine the party’s approach. Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have spoken out recently, as has Representative Paul Ryan, framing the issue as a failure of the Obama administration to adequately address the problem.
Ryan says that the government safety net has “failed miserably,” and Rubio adds that the anti-poverty programs already in place fail to “deal with the structural problem.”
An internal memo recently obtained by this reporter details the GOP’s newly-minted approach.
"We must rethink our attitude toward existing poverty programs," the memo states, "especially food stamps, unemployment insurance and the minimum wage. Every one of these programs is too generous to a fault, sustaining the poor at a bare subsistence level while failing to do anything to reduce the ranks of the destitute. Taken together, they create a self-perpetuating cycle of poverty.
"By eliminating these programs entirely, along with the school lunch program, we can quickly and humanely starve the neediest among us (who, by the way, tend to vote disproportionally Democratic), with the simultaneous benefit of reducing the deficit by tens of billions of dollars, which would allow us to cut taxes for the richest American even further.
"This approach will be especially effective when packaged with the repeal of Obamacare. Allowing the millions dying of starvation access to medical care, prolonging their miserable existence for no good reason, would be unspeakably cruel, not to mention counterproductive in the extreme.
"Taken together, we estimate that these policy initiatives will virtually eliminate the poor in this country within a year and a half, just in time for the 2016 election."
Sound like something that The Onion would print.

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Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#4 Jan 8, 2014
Old Sam wrote:
...i think both parties suck equally, in different respects, at different times..........i think the republicans come off as spoiled fat kidz in 3 piece suits while the democrats come off as spoiled clueless unicorn seekers..........but that's just me..........
ROTFLMAO!!!!

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Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#5 Jan 8, 2014
PS: I agree with both you 2 last posters...

“You think so?”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#6 Jan 8, 2014
Ed Stein wrote that to me, bless his heart!
Some emails you read and forget others you can't!

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#7 Jan 8, 2014
Hoosier....you've been blocked, I don't need your threats!
me

Frisco, TX

#8 Jan 8, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
Hoosier....you've been blocked, I don't need your threats!
Get a life

“You think so?”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#11 Jan 9, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
Hoosier....you've been blocked, I don't need your threats!
I have no idea what she's talking about and I'm willing to bet she doesn't either!

That's my perception of her. LMAO

Can't "WE" honestly say; "There's not a dime worth of difference in either party?
And I wouldn't give a nickel a peace for'm!

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Since: Dec 12

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#12 Jan 9, 2014
I had hope for the fat cat repubs at the begining of this, but the starving the kids at school is to much. So My perspective is they r still greedy as sht. So let starve the poor to death so the can't vote democrat. Wow that is a wonderful strategy to win an election. Fck they still don't get it. Totally unelectable. Go dems 2016!!

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#13 Jan 9, 2014
Lylah wrote:
I had hope for the fat cat repubs at the begining of this, but the starving the kids at school is to much. So My perspective is they r still greedy as sht. So let starve the poor to death so the can't vote democrat. Wow that is a wonderful strategy to win an election. Fck they still don't get it. Totally unelectable. Go dems 2016!!
How exactly are Repubs starving kids? Not that it matters - not going to be many electable Dems after the "Lie Of the Year".

G'morning, Eyelah, err, I mean Lylah :)
Try Reading

Saint Louis, MO

#14 Jan 9, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
How exactly are Repubs starving kids? Not that it matters - not going to be many electable Dems after the "Lie Of the Year".
G'morning, Eyelah, err, I mean Lylah :)
Oh I don't know, maybe something that was written in paragraph 6 of this manifesto?

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Since: Jul 11

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#15 Jan 9, 2014
I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Our two party voting system has turned into a self serving bowl of shyt sitting in front of a mirror looking at itself"

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#16 Jan 9, 2014
Try Reading wrote:
<quoted text>Oh I don't know, maybe something that was written in paragraph 6 of this manifesto?
The only manifesto I'm aware of is the ACA which outlines how to cancel insurance policies of the middle class.
Try Reading

Kansas City, MO

#17 Jan 9, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
The only manifesto I'm aware of is the ACA which outlines how to cancel insurance policies of the middle class.
Ok, sidestep accepted, got it. You wrote before you read. Don't worry about looking stupid, that ship sailed long ago.

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Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#18 Jan 9, 2014
Oh no worries dragoon babysitter is here.
Lylah to the rescue once again..
(Ima need a superhero theme song) tehehe
Just read this part. Lol

By eliminating these programs entirely, along with the school lunch program, we can quickly and humanely starve the neediest among us (who, by the way, tend to vote disproportionally Democratic),

Hey dragoon:).

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#19 Jan 9, 2014
Try Reading wrote:
<quoted text>Ok, sidestep accepted, got it. You wrote before you read. Don't worry about looking stupid, that ship sailed long ago.
Since you can't supply the "manifesto" which you are referring to, your admittance of defeat is accepted

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Level 6

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#20 Jan 9, 2014
No. Side step declined!! Lmao
That ahc whine is old no longer an accepted side step;). Get some new btches broaden ur hate lil bit;) Lmao
Try Reading

Kansas City, MO

#21 Jan 9, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
Since you can't supply the "manifesto" which you are referring to, your admittance of defeat is accepted
The 8 paragraph "manifesto" that is post one. smdh

Or you could just read what Lylah posted to you.

Like I said, stupid has sailed.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#22 Jan 9, 2014
Lylah wrote:
Oh no worries dragoon babysitter is here.
Lylah to the rescue once again..
(Ima need a superhero theme song) tehehe
Just read this part. Lol
By eliminating these programs entirely, along with the school lunch program, we can quickly and humanely starve the neediest among us (who, by the way, tend to vote disproportionally Democratic),
Hey dragoon:).
Once again, what programs were eliminated? Surely you're not taking The Onion article posted above as the truth (granted, they're stories tend to hold more truth than anything MSNBC or CNN puts out :)

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