WH to Obey: Food stamps pretty good deal, so cut ’em.

(9AM EST – promoted by Nightprowlkitty)

According to Rep. David Obey:

We were told we have to offset every damn dime of [new teacher spending]. Well, it ain’t easy to find offsets, and with all due respect to the administration their first suggestion for offsets was to cut food stamps.  Now they were careful not to make an official budget request, because they didn’t want to take the political heat for it, but that was the first trial balloon they sent down here. … Their line of argument was, well, the cost of food relative to what we thought it would be has come down, so people on food stamps are getting a pretty good deal in comparison to what we thought they were going to get.  

Dear Fucking White House,

At the risk of unduly adding to “liberal lamentations unhinged from historical context or contemporary political realities,” I’d recommend someone on your staff taking a crash course in biology, or perhaps taking a quick peek at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.  The un-fed are not the self-actualizers you might think.  Fuck you very much.


A Lacrimose Liberal


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  1. Talk about bending over backwards for bi-partisanship.

    • Edger on July 17, 2010 at 06:23

    vote for democrats in November hoping for a change that they’ll be able to incrementally eat maybe? Maybe? These things take time, don’t they? And republicans are worse than republican enablers, aren’t they? Who needs food when they have hope?

  2. …. as long as the little sprouts ain’t old enuf to vote, who’ll notice except a few of those bleeding heart libruls ?

  3. have decided without objection that the riffraff is just

    taking up too much state money. Since they can’t make them disappear, they’ll just starve them since nothing else seems to be working. Yes, the greatest political minds of the 21st Century………. (B.C.).  

    • RUKind on July 20, 2010 at 06:04

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