View Full Version : Obama strips Food Stamp Program to pay unions back...

08-11-2010, 11:38 AM

Some Democrats are upset and advocacy groups are outraged over the raiding of the food-stamp cupboard to fund a state-aid bailout that some call a gift to teachers and government union workers.

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, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans.
Hmmmmmmmm...............maybe it's just a "get out the (union) vote gambit!

08-11-2010, 12:50 PM
Poor people versus teachers union members - now that's a cage fight I'd pay to see. :D

08-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Union and government jobs flourish while the private sector keeps getting hammered.

Something is wrong with this unsustainable picture.

08-11-2010, 12:58 PM
Dumb ass Democrats voted for that abortion. So, it's tough titty for the Food Stamp Program. Maybe next time those fools will read what is in the bill before they vote on it.

08-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Poor people versus teachers union members - now that's a cage fight I'd pay to see. :D

The poor people wouldn't show up, the teachers would adopt a morally superior pacifist stance and the union members would beat the crap out of the audience, which paid for the whole thing. :D

08-11-2010, 01:46 PM
My complaint is that too many people don't pay attention to the politics around them - but they can still vote.

Our neighbors across the road paid no attention to the issues or candidates, but voted for hussein simply based on what they had heard anecdotally - "hope and change". Debbie cried when Matt lost his job. He's been unemployed now since February, 2009. She cleans houses to make the house payments, and he is still collecting unemployment. They use food stamps, and we help them as much as we can, but still, they are proud people from rural Arkansas.

Maybe Matt and Debbie have learned a lesson. And maybe not!