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Despite Surging Need Amid Pandemic, GOP Moves to Rollback SNAP When Food Assistance 'Matters Now More Than Ever'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/20/despite-surging-need-amid-pandemic-gop-moves-rollback-snap-when-food-assistance

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GOP -Greedy Old Pricks.

Stealing the food out of the needy’s mouths so they can give larger tax breaks to the rich.

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Another aspect of this is small, local, organic producers. SNAP in many rural areas ‘doubles up’ for recipients who purchase local organic.

The system floods weaponized agribusiness and sugar/fat based fast food industries and the F*****s at Nestle for example that is stealing local water rights -time to end THAT PERMANENTLY - jerks the small scale producers - who, by the way, are an integral part of local economic integrity.

Iḿ ready to actively work to unseat any goper - yes, it has lost the dignity of the old acronym - who deludes him/herself into thinking the predation system can be kept afloat. Screw them all - to the wall!!

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Stupid ass republicans don’t know how to add.
More disease, more job loss, less home security.
How does that mean that people need less to eat, or that they are MORE capable to get food?
Boggles the mind.

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Meanwhile the Politicians rush out to buy shares in payday loan companies.

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Most of all the food pantries here are overwhelmed, some have even closed down because they cannot meet the need. Still a valuable resource as not all places have access to food resources. I can’t believe they are thinking of further restrictions.

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Jeremy Bentham argued that 'even in the best of times the great mass of citizens will most probably possess few resources other than their daily labour and, consequently, be always near indigence'. As long as working man was near indigence, hunger would remain an effective tool to goad him to labour. Bentham argued that an important task of government was to ensure conditions of deprivation, thereby guaranteeing that hunger would [be a constant motivation to work].

  • Linda McQuaig, Cult of Impotence



    An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

  • Albert Einstein



    The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry, but they cannot kill ignorance, illness, poverty or hunger.

  • Fidel Castro



    It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.

  • George Orwell



    I’m here for other children.

    I’m here because I care.

    I’m here because children everywhere are suffering and because forty thousand people die each day from hunger.

    I’m here because those people are mostly children.

    We have got to understand that the poor are all around us and we are ignoring them.

    We have got to understand that these deaths are preventable.

    We have got to understand that people in third world countries think and care and smile and cry just like us.

    We have got to understand that they dream our dreams and we dream theirs.

    We have got to understand that they are us. We are them.

    My dream is to stop hunger by the year 2000.

    My dream is to give the poor a chance.

    My dream is to save the 40,000 people who die each day.

    My dream can and will come true if we all look into the future and see the light that shines there.

    If we ignore hunger, that light will go out.

    If we all help and work together, it will grow and burn free with the potential of tomorrow.

  • Rachel Corrie, age 10, 1990

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More evidence that someone in drumpf’s campaign wants him to lose. Farmers are already hit hard by first his tariffs which destroyed foreign markets. Then they are hit by COVID 19 that destroyed half of their domestic markets (restaurants and hotels). For drumpf to take away a significant part of the remaining domestic market is asking for farmers, not just consumers, to vote against him.

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Thanks for these words, most especially for those of Rachel Corrie, who needs to be remembered for all her words and actions, for her great sense of justice and courage - a very special dedicated soul…

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