Republicans in the House passed a farm bill which completely cut out money for food stamps but kept nearly $200 billion dollars in corporate welfare. Did Republicans live up to their stereotype with this move?
Corporate first, that's how the roll. No surprise.
Lol the stats also show that republicans have a hard time facing reality.
I was thinking the same thing. Whether we agree with corporate welfare or not, it's hard to argue that the GOP isn't generally in favor.
So what your saying is that Democrats want to take away dangerous assault rifles, and Republicans want to get rid of food stamps for poor and underprivileged Americans. Why the hell is there even a republican party if thats my choice?
My family all works in agriculture.
They agreed with the bill.
I think it was a smart idea, and they lived up to a good stereotype in my opinion.
You mean corporate wh0res?
They never fail to disappoint...
The word "outrageous" comes to mind. And conveniently has the word "rage" in the middle of it. If I were a Republican I'd be so pissed I'd never vote for any of them again.
Sadly that won't happen. Most don't even realize or care
Yeah. What he said + it's Obama's fault
Global warming? Republicans say its Obama's fault. Earthquakes? Also Obama's fault. War in Iraq? Obama's fault. 9/11? Obama's fault. Good international relations? Republican Congress and the American people did that. *sarcasm dripping from each word*
Global warming? Fake ploy to make a democrat wealthy. Earthquakes? Natural catastrophe. War in Iraq? President Bush's fault. 9/11? Bin Laden's fault. Good international relations? Definitely has nothing to do with Obama!
Unfortunately, Republicans would rather ignore the facts than disagree with their party. Just look at these results.
The bill is so bad, that my bet is they just wanted a way to save face with their tea people faction without having to actually do anything related to legislating, essentially turning the whole issue over to the Senate for resolution.
Didn't the senate already do one, but then the house did this?
But yeah the house is just doing what they have been doing for the last three years, cough..... Voting to repeal ObamaCare 38 times.... cough.
They did, and that's what I meant. Basically the House just phoned it in. I believe the bills now go to to a conference committee in the Senate for resolution (or in this case to just do the work). I'm betting food stamps get back in.
I don't see the part of this where old women are pushed off cliffs and slavery is re-enstated, so no.
The stereotype of republicans is that they don't give a shit about poor people and that they don't want to give poor people handouts. The only people republicans want to give hand outs too are wealthy people and corporations. So, yes.
I think the worst part though is that most people don't even know. If the media is as liberal as conservatives say it is, then why doesn't the media just let republicans have it? This is the perfect proof of who the republican politicians care about.
I have at least some faith in the senate. This won't get passed thank god.
Well it won't pass, but why does that matter? It still shows their intentions. So I don't see how that explains my point that more people should hear about this stuff.
Uh, hello? the Zimmerman Trial and the royal baby.
Obama and Boehner could be caught at a rest stop in full leather gimp zipper suits and the media would ignore it because Geraldo is doing another exposé on Zimmerman and Martin.
@Milky Jon Stewart would be all over that story.
Lol very true, and I would pay to see that!
@Zman. LOL. Is that a campaign finance strategy for the future? Pay per view of "Politcians gone wild!"
Oh... My... God! Lmao my mind is going crazy with that
I don't like farm bills.
Has there been any other kind of move with Republicans these past 5 years?
Yes they did live up to their reputation. The worst part about the whole thing is that besides the business class, this crushes their own constituents. Rs pitch religious ideals and prey on ignorance. Drives me crazy.
They'll also get reelected despite that fact.
Poor conservatives vote against their own good without realizing it. Very sad
Yup zman, story of my hometown.
Don't get me started!
Obviously, a slightly biased question. But it's kind of funny. The Republicans are quick to deny accusations of "hostility" towards the poor and working class and say Democrats use the poor in attacks against them. But even the Libertarian CATO
Institute blasted Republicans for this move. They said Republicans lived up to the stereotype Democrats have them, which inspired the question.
Again, $0.00 for poor people- $200 billion for corporate welfare
I think it would be less biased if you said republican *politicians.*
I don't know any conservatives who like this bill.
Well, I did say House Republicans...