So who voted to allow poor children to starve?

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    Was Congressman Scrooge McDuck among the "ayes?"
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    Ignorance is bliss!

    But then again liberals use emotion to deceive as well...
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    Comments with no detail or data backup are what they are...."spinning"
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    I'm interested to know the rationale for voting to slash it.
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    Feed the poor by printing fake money and supplying it with fake money that we don't have. I love how some try to cut some funding to social programs and liberals throw a fit
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    Just pointing out the truth about a ridiculous thread title.
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    It was all over the talk shows yesterday...

    Fraud & overspending.

    Fraud is 1%...

    So I guess it comes down to the inability to address the real major "overspending" issues but choosing to slash the spending to poor groups that don't have lobbyists to defend them.


    Good for political campaigning and rousing the "base' but not really material in the overall budget issue.

    You could eliminate these programs completely and not solve the debt problem.

    But that would be a pretty inhuman non-solution
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    It can't be any sort of libertarian/conservative impulse, given that much of the same group voted for $195 billion (over 10 yrs) in subsidies to farmers.
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    Slash & burn the programs that don't make a dent in the debt problem


    Don't hide behind a real problem when simply cutting the support from the most vunerable.

    Cutting this program to zero will not solve the problem.
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    Any group that doesn't vote GOP en masse eventually comes under attack. Unions, minorities and the poor for sure.
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    When did allowing poor children to starve become a bad thing?
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    If they are all skin and bones, they arent really desirable to eat:

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    My question is how can any Christian vote for tax cuts for the rich, and to cut funding to feed the poor? That has to be one of the most immoral and despicable things done in our nation's history.
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    When the majority of humans decided that societies and humanity were good things.
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    ... if not the history of the universe itself.

    No need to limit the drama here.
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    This is where I take issue. Who are you to say what a Christian should or should not do? All Christians are sinners, and imperfect. All capable of murdering, selfishness, etc. I see again and again on here, "how can you be a christian and do this?" or "how can you be a christian and do that?" Well, pretty simply actually, we're all humans with an innate anti-virtue of imperfection.

    You act is if these Republicans want poor people to suffer out of spite - do you honestly believe that's what they want?
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    No, I don't believe that but isn't the suffering the result of your policy belief?

    And can anyone defend the idea that SNAP spending is breaking our nation's economy to the point that we should cut millions off from the funding?

    This action is not solving the conservative issue...its simply spreading the suffering.
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    My policy belief hasn't been interjected in this thread on this specific topic. Have you ever suffered, and become stronger for it? Don't most good things in life come through some sort of "struggle" or suffering? Is suffering always bad?

    Perhaps these Republicans truly believe that these people can survive through other measures, which is actually pretty debatable. I mean, people have better opportunities within this country than 99% of the rest of this planet. I get so sick of this mantra from the left to start calling others "despicable" and "immoral." Really I don't like it from either side, but for some reason I see it see it more amongst the the left. You do realize that all Republicans don't fit some television stereotype, just like Democrats don't as well - they're complex human beings who have reasons for doing what they do, and it isn't all some evil scheme. Personally, I think it takes a lot of gall to accuse entire groups of people of being despicable or immoral without them giving any chance to explain, or even basing it on something like this to begin with.

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