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palindrome July 16th, 2013 3:15am

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?

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timeout Boston Strong
07/16/13 3:56 pm

Corporate first, that's how the roll. No surprise.

sprokolopolis California
07/16/13 11:27 am

Lol the stats also show that republicans have a hard time facing reality.

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helloWorld Triggered SJW
07/16/13 9:41 pm

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.

osouless Whats Next
07/16/13 10:55 am

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?

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montie AnCap and proud
07/16/13 9:45 am

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.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
07/15/13 10:37 pm

You mean corporate wh0res?

Mission accomplished.

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DrReid Ever present.
07/15/13 9:36 pm

They never fail to disappoint...

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susanr Colorado
07/15/13 8:35 pm

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.

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zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:35 pm

Sadly that won't happen. Most don't even realize or care

palindrome California
07/15/13 8:40 pm

Yeah. What he said + it's Obama's fault

osouless Whats Next
07/15/13 8:59 pm

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*

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
07/16/13 6:11 am

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!

avril89lavigne RVa
07/16/13 8:34 am

Unfortunately, Republicans would rather ignore the facts than disagree with their party. Just look at these results.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/15/13 8:30 pm

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.

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zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:33 pm

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.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/15/13 8:38 pm

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.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:38 pm

Gotcha

Doopy Remedial Americanism
07/15/13 8:30 pm

I don't see the part of this where old women are pushed off cliffs and slavery is re-enstated, so no.

sprokolopolis California
07/16/13 11:29 am

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.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:28 pm

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.

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veritas1 Panda
07/15/13 8:29 pm

I have at least some faith in the senate. This won't get passed thank god.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:31 pm

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.

MrMilkdud
07/15/13 8:32 pm

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.

veritas1 Panda
07/15/13 8:33 pm

@Milky Jon Stewart would be all over that story.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:33 pm

Lol very true, and I would pay to see that!

veritas1 Panda
07/15/13 8:34 pm

@Zman. LOL. Is that a campaign finance strategy for the future? Pay per view of "Politcians gone wild!"

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:36 pm

Oh... My... God! Lmao my mind is going crazy with that

veritas1 Panda
07/15/13 8:25 pm

Has there been any other kind of move with Republicans these past 5 years?

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eLucidate writing
07/15/13 8:25 pm

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.

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veritas1 Panda
07/15/13 8:28 pm

They'll also get reelected despite that fact.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:29 pm

Poor conservatives vote against their own good without realizing it. Very sad

eLucidate writing
07/15/13 8:36 pm

Yup zman, story of my hometown.

zman117 Ohio
07/15/13 8:17 pm

Don't get me started!

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palindrome California
07/15/13 8:17 pm

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

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palindrome California
07/15/13 8:19 pm

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

MrMilkdud
07/15/13 8:24 pm

I think it would be less biased if you said republican *politicians.*
I don't know any conservatives who like this bill.

palindrome California
07/15/13 8:40 pm

Well, I did say House Republicans...