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Friday, July 13, 2012

On the Republican Intransigence, regarding Foodstamps, and other Help for the Victims of their 30 year Economic Experiment.

(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/steve-king-unemployed_n_1662858.html?utm_hp_ref=politics)

(http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/05/1106550/-House-Republicans-pushing-16-billion-in-food-stamp-cuts)


I am amazed, as usual, at the audacious assholery of these folks.
When did it become Moral to so Hate the Poor and Downtrodden?!
Is there some secret Gospel that I have overlooked?
Mr. King’s Ass-Umptions are widespread belief, in Republican circles.
The Poor are Weak and Lazy, and don’t Want to Work…thereby deserving their Plight….no Pity is required.
These Ass-Umptions excuse their adherents from Compassion…and from shouldering their own Fair Share.(Taxes)
What has become of “There, but for the Grace of God, go I”?
”Walk a Mile in My Shoes”?
Are we to have a Wealthy Elite….an Aristocracy….but without the good old fashioned Noblisse Oblige?
The Facts, as usual, are arrayed against Mr King, and his Ilk.
According to the Numbers, Food Stamps are the second best Stimulus the Government can undertake….second only to Unemployment Insurance(which the Republicans also despise).
The Stimulatory Effects of Tax Cuts are somewhere much further down that list.
But these Facts do not matter to Mr King….they can be safely ignored in the service of his Hatred.
….and he is not alone.
Everywhere, this Hatred of Poor Folks is in evidence….Rick Perry’s decision to eschew Billions in Federal Dollars for Medicaid Expansion…so that the Millions of Po’ Folks in Texas can (Finally) Obtain access to Health Care….this Refusal, according to the Economists…will cost Texas much more Money than the paltry sums needed to implement such a program.
Economics is not on their side…so what is the Excuse?
They make a Moral Argument! To Justify their Irrational Hatred of the Poor!
They use the Trappings of Christianity to shore up this Hatred!
The Christian Community, so loud and vocal, when it comes to denying Contraception, Abortion…so Raucous in bemoaning the decline in Morality in our Nation…where are they on this issue….an issue so close to the Heart of Christianity, as evidenced by the very Words of Jesus?!
After 32 years of Republican Hegemonyin the Economic Sphere(Clinton was no Liberal;”Workfare”,”Deregulation”.etc), 35 years of Wage Stagnation relative to Inflation…after the Economic Disaster of the Bush Darkness….the Ranks of the Impoverished have not been so high, since the Great Depression….a Direct Result of the Policies and Shenanigans of the “Conservative Revolution”….
And their “Answer” to the Pain and Suffering that they have Caused is….More Pain and Suffering….and casting the Blame onto their Victims!
To a Man, they call themselves Christian….they, like Lil George, profess an undying Love for the Person of Jesus….
When they stand before Him, and He says,” ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’”….
When confronted by their Record…what will they say?
”But they Deserved It…..”? “ They were Lazy”?
What will be their Excuse?
Does it really take an Agnostic(me) to ask these questions!?! To point out this Theft of the Mantle of Christ!?!
All you Good Christians out there…who, it seems, invariably Vote Republican…what is your Excuse?
I’d really like to know.





Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate. ~ Proverbs 22:22

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