May 252014
 

I’ve seen school lunches.  I don’t see how one could cost more than a couple dollars.  I’ve seen how people, who have to live on food stamps eat.  Calling it meager is an understatement.  On the other hand, in my youth, I used to wait tables in some rather high end establishments, and have seen wall street types drop several hundred dollars (in 1960s money), while partying on the company credit card.  So, what do these have in common?

0525BusDinAh, progress! In the 2012 elections, Republicans cast themselves as budget balancers by promising to whack welfare programs for the poor, snarling that such people are "takers" and "moochers."

Such vindictive sourness didn’t play too well with voters, and Republicans now seem to have learned their lesson. Oh, they’re still going after food stamps, school lunches, etc. with a vengeance – but this time, with a gentle, even loving tone.

The GOP’s official message massagers now have their members saying that they want to "help the poor" by eliminating those programs, referring to them as soulless giveaways that sap their initiative and tether them to the cold, uncaring hand of government. The message is: We’re doing this for the poor people’s own good. Their chief budgeteer, Rep. Paul Ryan, trotted this theme out at a recent right-wing rally, condemning school lunches as unloving "Obamafare" plopped on plates by unsmiling cafeteria personnel: "What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul," he oozed.

If that doesn’t make you gag, try another subsidized lunch program that tender-hearted GOP budget whackers never mention, much less demand that it be eliminated. It’s the tax subsidy for corporate meals, drinks, and entertainment. Multimillionaire CEOs can go wining and dining on your and my dime, writing off their high-dollar lunches, cocktails, dinners, and club hopping as a business expense. And expensive it is for us taxpayers – this subsidy adds up to more than $12 billion a year… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <Jim Hightower>

What they have in common is that YOU pay for both of them.  Personally, I’m happy top kick-in for school lunches, but not for Bankster banquets.

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  23 Responses to “Feed Bag Hypocrites”

  1. I would be happy to pay for their "business lunches" if they ate the same things that our children are served in school cafeterias.

  2. I'm never surprised by the immoral excuses of the corrupt Republicans. I am surprised that Americans keep reelecting them to office. I hope the upcoming elections show a different trend, but the experts claim the Republicans could end up with majority in both houses. I hope the experts are wrong, but it amazes me it would even be that close.

    • Hi Steve, Sorry to tell you this but many American voters are uninformed, (walk into your local supermarket and ask anyone, what they think of Boka Horan, and situations in Syria and Nigeria,and I guarantee that you,(or me) will get a blank stare!. After all ,Who in their Right mind(and without !would vote for beauties such as Gohmert,Imhoff ,Brou, King(S.) Rubio,etc,etc.I could REALLY go on!.

      Uninformed? I would posit just plain stupid!.

      In closing may I make th point that the Ryan family had no hesitation in claiming and accepting Government benefits!. and "Queen AYN " collected S.S..Have a good day!.

      • Hi. this is so unfortunite that people don't bother to understand what is at stake. Ryan and his cohorts are ones who have apparently been born without a sense of empathy, a sense of right and wrong,  and no sense of shame for letting people go hungry, be homeless, and call people names.

        I've heard a theory that these folks are from ruling dynasties that have this defect.

        WHether or not this is true, it IS true that a lot of people in government and in power are psychopaths and sociopaths. (defined by no sense of empathy, can't put themselves in another's shoes).

        I'm worried they will steal this election. If that happens there will be a 1 party government.

         

        • Welcome Pam! :-)

          You are right.  The want a permanent Republican fascist Regime, a totalitarian plutocracy in which elections exist for show only.

      • I'm aware that the uninformed and idiots vote, but how many do we account for to that explination? We are talking about tens of millions that vote Republican. I'm forced to believe millions want that kind of representation, no matter how distastefull I find it.

        • Many choose due to pseudo-Christianity.

          Many choose due to extreme wealth.

          More choose due to hatred.

          Some choose due to fearof losing their job (like coal miners).

          Some are ignorant/apathetic.  (I'be always been a…).

          Many are hoodwinked by the media.

    • I hope you're right, but I fear Avril is.  Amedrican voters are uninformed by design, both internal and external.

  3. There's an old saying that I can't quite remember, something like 'a hypocrite looks after your soul, an honest man feeds your body' -  rather in the way that hypocrites like Lyin Ryan wants to take food from the hungry under the guise of caring for their souls – what a horrible apology for a human being.

    Take the 12 billion from the multinationals and giant corporations and feed the poor and give them decent living conditions – and all of these companies in all of our countries should pay their taxes – bunch of money grabbing freeloading Scrooges!

     

     

  4. I am not trying to proselytize the wonderful atheists and agnostics who hang out here and whom I love with all my heart, but when a POS like Paul Ryan masquerades as a Christian, I get an irresistable compulsion to condemn him from his own book.  James 2:15-16  "And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: And one of you say to them: Go in peace, be ye warmed and filled; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit?"  also James 2:2-9 "For if there shall come into your assembly a man having a golden ring, in fine apparel; and there shall come in also a poor man in mean attire: And you have respect to him that is clothed with the fine apparel and shall say to him: Sit thou here well: but say to the poor man: Stand thou there, or: Sit under my footstool: Do you not judge within yourselves, and are become judges of unjust thoughts?  Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?  But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?  Do not they blaspheme the good name that is invoked upon you?  If then you fulfil the royal law, according to the scriptures: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; you do well.  But if you have respect to persons, you commit sin, being reproved by the law as transgressors."  Both from the Douay-Rheims translation.

    • Joanne, I shared this on Facebook, I hope you don't mind, but so many of my friends are Republicans, I thought they needed a reminder of what the Bible says as opposed to what Paul Ryan thinks.

      • I don't mind a bit, in fact I am flattered.  I'm not on Facebook myself so I don't have that exposure (unless you give it to me :-) ).  Incidentally in case you are wondering which James probably wrote that, experts don't think it was either of the two apostles of that name, but instead the James known as "the brother of Jesus."

    • Shhhh!!  Republicans do nnlt like it when you bring up James.  Also consider the parable of Lazarus and the rich man.

    • Amen!

  5. "…that doesn't count the human cost of executive initiative that is sapped by this giveaway and the lack of love a CEO feels from being dependent on unsmiling taxpayers."

    I love it when a situation can be turned right back at the Republicanus/Teabaggers and 1%!

    For so-called Christians, the likes of Ryan et al have no acquaintance with the works of Jesus. They adopt the name but not the philosophy.  They much prefer to harken back to the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) where the laws are laid out in Deuteronomy and Leviticus; where an eye for an eye is acceptable.  Well if they want to cancel SNAP and other social welfare programmes, then they can go back to an eye for an eye, where there should be the total nullifcation of "meals and entertainment" on the taxes of corporations etc.

    What is good for the goose, is good for the gander in this case.

  6. I shared Joanne's quotes from the Bible on Facebook.  So many Republicans claim to be Christians but have somehow failed to remember what Jesus Christ said for us to do.  I think it is time to kick out the moneychangers from the temple.  Paul Ryan would be the first to go, followed by Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.

  7. If republicans want to save tax dollars and balance the federal budget, the first thing they need to do is get the rich off welfare.