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Congress to cut SNAP?

According to the Associated Press (AP), the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) controlled House Agriculture Committee’s beginning to throw together a farm bill cutting $2.5 billion in food aid, because feeding the poor has become “too expensive”.

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The proposed legislation would cut roughly 3 percent from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), achieving the cuts by eliminating “broad-based categorical eligibility,” or automatic food stamp benefits when people sign up for other programs, which more than 47 million people used last year, or about 1 in 7 Americans; because of the additional numbers needing help the cost has more than doubled since 2008 due in a large part to the economic downturn caused by the disastrous economic policies of the Bush/Cheney presidency.

God fearing Christian Conservative members of Congress have repeatedly attacked the President for daring to care for the poor by expanding SNAP, and many of those same white bread House members are refusing to consider a farm bill without cuts to food stamps. Clearly they don’t read the parts of the Bible where Christ said things like, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

“I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

“Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

“Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”

Funny how conservatives repeatedly thump their Bibles when opposing same-sex marriage, which by-the-way isn’t mentioned anywhere in all of scripture, but then conveniently forget about their Bibles when making cuts to programs helping the poor.


Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Budget Cuts


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Pat Robertson says God revealed the next president to him, but, shhhhh, it’s a secret

He’s at it again, the man who would be Moses, Pat Robertson, says God has told him who the next president will be — but it’s a secret.

The televangelist has revealed he spent nearly a week in prayer, asking God to “show me something” – yes, he was sign seeking.

“I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that,” Robertson explained. “So I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — I think I’ll know who it will be.”

Clearly there’s a disconnect in Robertson’s so-called Christianity; in Matthew 12 we learn what the Lord thinks of sign seekers, “Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

“But he answered and said unto them, an evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign…”

So, not only does Robertson place himself willingly into the camp of “an adulterous and evil generation”, but if he received a “revelation”? Well, if Jesus declared people who were seeking signs were both “evil and adulterous” I think it’s fair to assume God didn’t provide the info. I find it very amusing someone like Robertson, who claims to be a Christian minister, could be so willfully ignorant of the words of Jesus Christ.


Posted by on January 3, 2012 in 2012 Election


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Jesus Was Killed By A ‘Liberal Court’?

The Huffington Post is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential “flavor of the week” Herman “Pizza Man” Cain wrote last December in a RedState column titled “The Perfect Conservative” that Jesus was killed by a “liberal court.”

The column claims Jesus was a conservative. “He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps,” wrote Cain. “For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check.”

Cain then describes Jesus’ death:

“But they made Him walk when He was arrested and taken to jail, and no, He was not read any Miranda Rights. He was arrested for just being who He was and doing nothing wrong. And when they tried Him in court, He never said a mumbling word.

“He didn’t have a lawyer, nor did He care about who judged Him.
His judge was a higher power.

“The liberal court found Him guilty of false offences and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12.”

Cain described his faith to the Associated Press recently, and vowed to challenge Rick Perry for the evangelical vote. “People are realizing that he is not the only Christian conservative in this race,” Cain said.

“You know, I don’t wear my Christian faith, which has been my faith since I was 10 years old, on my forehead,” he said. “But people can see it on my website and when they read my credentials they can see I’m a staunch Christian conservative, and they are saying ‘wait a minute.”’

Cain also said over the summer that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could not win the presidential election because of his Mormonism. “It doesn’t bother me. But I do know it is an issue for a lot of southerners. If you don’t win South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, you can’t win the nomination.”

Cain ended his RedState column on a cheery note: “We must be the Defending Father and the defenders of the perfect conservative. That’s why I proudly wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!”

First, is Cain claiming the Roman Empire was a liberal state? Hardly, it was the uber-conservatives’ dream come true; the perfect melding of religion and state into a divine emperor whose word was law.

“He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps,” wrote Cain. “For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check.”

Second, the uber-conservative Sanhedrin condemned Christ to death, it own version of Shariah law upheld by the uber-conservative Roman Empire. If Rome was so liberal, where were the government programs to help the poor? Where was the socialized health care program to heal the sick? Where was the government program to feed the hungry? Where was Jesus’ unemployment check? If anything Cain’s own statements proof that Rome was anything but liberal and Christ was.

I’m pretty certain that Jesus would be booed by the uber-conservative debate crowds for saying we should help the poor, the needy and the hungry; that we should help those who need medical attention. I’m equally sure the same crowds would have cheered Pilate and jeered the crucified Savor. Many would no doubt have stood by and said, “He was found guilty, he must have been a criminal.”

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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in 2012 Election


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