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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘House Republicans Pass Deep Cuts in Food Stamps’






The Republican ‘Constitution begins – “We Who Represent The Welathy…….”
‘House GOP Approves Budget That Cuts Taxes For Millionaires, Slashes The Social Safety Net’
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‘House Passes Middle-Class Tax Cuts Over GOP Objections’
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‘GOP Approves Tax Cuts; Most Benefits To Top Earners’
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‘Poll: 74 Percent Of Americans Support Ending Big Oil Subsidies’
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‘House GOP Blocks Vote On Oil Subsidies’
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WASHINGTON — ‘House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill on Thursday that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, over the objections of Democrats and a veto threat from President Obama’.

‘The vote was 217 to 210, largely along party lines’.

‘Republican leaders, under pressure from Tea Party-backed conservatives, said the bill was needed because the food stamp program, which costs nearly $80 billion a year, had grown out of control’.

‘The move came after the House rejected a proposed farm bill that would have cut $20 billion from the food stamp program. Conservative lawmakers helped kill the bill, saying the program needed deeper cuts’.

  • ‘The bill, written under the direction of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, would cut $40 billion from the food stamp program over the next 10 years’.
  • ‘It would also require adults between 18 and 50 without minor children to find a job or to enroll in a work-training program in order to receive benefits’.
  • ‘It would also limit the time those recipients could get benefits to three months’.

‘Currently, states can extend food stamp benefits past three months for able-bodied people who are working or preparing for work as part of a job-training program’.

  • ‘The bill would also restrict people enrolled in other social welfare programs from automatically becoming eligible for food stamps’.
  • ‘In addition, the legislation would allow states to require food stamp recipients to be tested for drugs and to stop lottery winners from getting benefits’.

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The New Republican Party – ‘Horrifying Anti-Obamacare Ad Warns That Uncle Sam Wants In Your Uterus’

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‘Say hello to a new pair of ads from Generation Opportunity, a conservative group being funded in part by the Koch brothers’.

‘Generation Opportunity is a conservative group whose purpose is to sabotage Obamacare by convincing healthy young people to not enroll in the law’s health insurance exchanges, thus making it difficult to subsidize elderly people in the pools’.

‘After getting defeated in the fight to prevent Obamacare from becoming a law, the Koch brothers’ new goal is to injure the program by making its exchanges unsustainable’.

‘It’s like losing in the Olympics and then kneecapping your opponent so he can’t stand and retrieve his medal. Politics: so noble’.

The gendered ads don’t offer much more than scare tactics in the way of substance, but such is the tone of the contemporary political sphere’:

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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – The ‘Some For Me But None For Thee’ Party – Colorado House Republicans Unanimously Support Flood Relief, Unanimously Opposed Sandy Aid’

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‘Colorado Republican Reps. Mike Coffman, Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn, and Scott Tipton joined their delegation in asking the president to send emergency funds to help their constituents combat and recover from the more than 14 inches of rain that have flooded Colorado this month’.

‘All four also signed onto a July 10, 2013 letter from the entire delegation to President Obama asking him for a federal major disaster declaration for summer wildfires’.

‘But back in January, a vote in the House of Representatives provided $50 billion in Sandy relief, among those voting against the bill were Coffman, Gardner, Lamborn, and Tipton’.
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teabagger Alert!! – Republican Extremism – “We will make it so that a Democrat cannot govern as a Democrat.”* – ‘Some House GOP conservatives want Cruz-Paul-Rubio-Lee filibuster on Obamacare defunding’

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* Grover Norquist
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teabagger Republicans filibustering the funding of the Government.

This is the ‘New’ Republican Party – “We don’t care is we are the minority – You WILL do it our way or we will shut it down”.
‘Early Thursday afternoon, Cruz appeared at a news conference with some House and Senate Republicans and was asked if he would be willing to launch a filibuster to defund Obamacare’.

“I will do everything necessary and anything possible,” Cruz said. Asked specifically if that included a filibuster, Cruz said yes’.
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Gun Nuts Out Of Control – ‘Two Men Dead In Michigan Road Rage Shootout, Police Say’

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See all we need is more guns in our communities…..

If there is ‘good’ news here, it’s that they were either lucky enough or good enough shots (or standing real close to each other) to only hit each other and not innocent bystanders just walking by.

But I’m sure bystanders as ‘collateral damage’ is not far off.

‘Police said two men died Wednesday after a shootout allegedly motivated by road rage, the Grand Rapids Press reported’.

‘The initial police investigation showed Ionia, Mich. residents James Pullum, 43, and Robert Taylor, 56, pulled into a car wash parking lot after a confrontation on the road. They then exited their vehicles, drew handguns and exchanged fire, authorities said’.

‘Police found both men at the scene with gunshot wounds, and the two were pronounced dead at an area hospital soon after, according to the newspaper’.

‘Both men held concealed carry permits, according to police’.
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