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Republicans War On The Poor

Republicans are constantly demonizing the poor by claiming their lazy and don’t work.  Millions of people who are poor work full time in low paying jobs, such as those in the food service industry at places like McDonalds, Taco Bell, etc.  Just because these jobs are low paying doesn’t mean they are not important.  We couldn’t function as a society if no one was willing to work these jobs.

 

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This chart shows where all of the money is going. There would be plenty of money for Healthcare and to help the Poor if so much wasn’t being wasted on the military.

Most Republicans claim to be “Good Christians” and constantly site the bible to rationalize their every day actions, but are in fact Hypocrites by doing everything possible to take away assistance to the poor.

Matthew 25:40  says “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.

Matthew 25:31-46 says “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’’

Cutting assistance to the poor is in direct opposition to Christ’s teachings.

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Republicans has no problem spending trillions of dollars on the military and wars, but they want to cut programs like food stamps, medicare, social security, etc which benefits regular Americans and the poor.

As shown in the above graph, the United States spends more on the military than Russia, China, the UK and 11 more countries COMBINED.

Our troops are all over the world and that is wrong.   We should bring our troops home and use them for the DEFENSE of this country.  We have no business in the Mid East.

George Washington, in his Farewell Address stated why the United States should pursue a policy of isolationism:

“The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves, by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.”.

You don’t see ISIS attacking countries like Sweden because they mind their own business.  If we had minded our own business since WW II and not gotten involved in wars in View Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc we wouldn’t be trillions of dollars in debt and have crumbling infrastructure.

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A new study shows that despite the makers vs. takers rhetoric pushed by many Republicans, red states are the most dependent on the government.

The United States has been spending 900 Million a week for the past 10 years in Afghanistan. Republicans has no problem spending trillions of dollars on the military, but they want to cut programs like food stamps, medicare, social security, etc which benefits regular Americans and the poor.

 

Republicans voted to cut 39 Billion Dollars from the Food Stamp program, but have no problem giving tax breaks to the wealthy.

Tea Party hypocrites collect $8Mil in farm subsidies

Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies: Food Stamps Stealing ‘Other People’s Money – Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) agitated against food aid for poor Americans included in the Farm Bill during last week’s House Agricultural Committee debate, accusing the government of stealing “other people’s money.” Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has already been decimated in both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, cutting off nearly 2 million working families, children, and seniors from food assistance.

Fincher invoked the Bible in his defense of the devastating cuts, quoting, “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”  Read the whole story here

Congressman Quotes Jesus In Bid To Gut Food Stamps

While Republican Stephen Fincher cites chapter and verse to prove that it is immoral for out of work folks to mooch off government largesse, he fails to mention that his own fingers have been observed in the public till.

Republicans Take Hypocritical Stance In Food Stamp Debate

House Agriculture Committee Republicans who vocally supported billions in cuts to federal food assistance are big-time recipients of government help in the form of farm subsidies.

Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) both cited the Bible last week to argue that while individual Christians have a responsibility to feed the poor, the federal government does not.

Most Republicans claim to be “Good Christians” and constantly site the bible to rationalize their every day actions, but are in fact Hypocrites by doing everything possible to take away assistance to the poor.

Matthew 25:40  says “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.

Matthew 25:31-46 says “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.  I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’’

Cutting assistance to the poor is in direct violation of Christ’s teachings.

Stephen Fincher, the second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not “steal” from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Want to tell Reps. Stephen Fincher what you think… here’s his phone number:  (202) 225-4714

 

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Farm Subsidy Recipients Who Voted to Cut Food Stamps

http://www.alternet.org/10-farm-subsidy-recipients-who-voted-cut-food-stamps

 

GOP’s definition of freedom means freedom from Social Security and affordable Health Care for most families and even freedom from necessary food-assistance benefits for about 170,000 veterans

Republicans are Enemies Of the Poor and Middle Class

If you make less that $30,000 a year you would be crazy to vote for any Republican.  Like Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said” I’m not concerned about the poor”.

 

Note how Senator Orrin Hatch states “I think it’s abysmal 51% of Americans do not pay income taxes”.  That’s because their so poor they barely have enough money to buy food, pay rent and utilities.

The LAST thing they need is more taxes. The rich can afford to pay more taxes, but the poor CAN’T!