Do you remember the fiscal cliff? It certainly had its share of media attention. Since then, we’ve been preoccupied with the Republican Sequester, the Republican Shutdown, the Republican Hostage Crisis over the Debt Limit, and thank goodness, the Republican Cave-in. There is another cliff that we hit today, and our failure to address it will cause millions of Americans to suffer needlessly, thanks to the Republican War on the Poor.
As Karoli noted in her rant this week, we’ve got the corporate media for the most part out there breathlessly reporting on the failures of the web site for the rollout of "Obamacare" and Congress wasting our time with more witch hunts, and what are they ignoring? Devastating cuts to the food stamp (otherwise known as SNAP) program.
Media Matters did a report on the lack of media coverage on those cuts which are about to take place Nov. 1st, and the damage and negative impact they’re going to have on our economy: REPORT: The Food Stamp Cuts The Media Won’t Tell You About.
As they’ve discussed in other reporting as well, what coverage we have had from the likes of Fox and their ilk has been dishonest B.S. like this, and this doesn’t even begin to nibble at the sheer volume of attacks on the working poor that are leveled on that network, week after week, month after month on their so-called "business block" every Saturday morning. It’s a literal cesspool of this type of garbage and worse: Fox’s Shameless Misrepresentation Of SNAP Recipients.
Chris Hayes and his guests gave us what we rarely see in the media these days, an honest look at and discussion on the devastating impact these cuts are going to have on real people’s lives who are hanging on by a thread and cannot afford to have their services cut any more…
Inserted from <Crooks and Liars>
The rest is worth the read. Click through.
Here’s the included video in two clips.
America is the richest nation in the world, but the way our so-called "free", but really captive market distributes wealth is the most inequitable in our nation’s history. Just think how many people we could feed if we could just cut welfare for the 0.1%! How sad it is that Republicans left the war on hunger to wage war on the hungry. They are simply without shame!
While I support calls for a hunger commission, I see no solution coming from such a body if Republicans are included in equal numbers.