McMorris Rodgers vote on food stamps a disgrace

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I have heard the complaint that too many people receive food stamps but don’t have to do anything in return. Supposedly, able-bodied adults are taking food stamps but not working or looking for work.

In reply, I would first say that there are few jobs to be had. While the unemployment statistics have gone down some, much of that decrease can be attributed to people giving up looking for work.

Secondly, if food stamp recipients need to justify their benefits, then we should require that recipients of corporate welfare justify their benefits, too.

Corporate tax breaks and subsidies should be tied to proof of jobs created (such as a decrease in unemployment). And the CEOs should be required to take drug tests. Oh, yeah, and they shouldn’t get any government money if they have a criminal record.

A just, compassionate and moral government helps all citizens in need, not just those who vote, make political donations, and/or hire lobbyists.

It is a disgrace that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted to drastically cut food stamps.

Annie Capestany

Walla Walla

Comments

namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Annie - you are pro-abortion, pro food stamps, pro amnesty and hate old white republicans through your past posts. I hope you pay your taxes monthly so the government can afford all of your enlightened giveaways.

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VinoTinto 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Or you could just say that Annie's views are in line with the majority of Americans in this country, even the white ones!

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downhillracer 6 months, 3 weeks ago

As per usual, the "vetmeister" is again whining, not contributing to the discussion, invoking morally superiority above all others. SOP.

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namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I see the Bobsey Twins (my admirers vino and downhill) are wasting valuable cyberspace with there useless verbiage!

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VinoTinto 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Go take your Prozac sunshine!

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NewInWW 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I saw no moral superiority. Quite the contrary.

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jubilado 6 months, 3 weeks ago

An excellent letter. The food stamp or SNAP program is a mere pittance compared to corporate welfare. Forbes magazine says that the world's wealthy hold $21 trillion offshore, equal to the GDP of the U.S. and Japan combined. The great majority of SNAP recipients honestly need the benefit of $4.45 per day. Try living on that Nam Vet.

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namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

If Corporate Welfare is the problem why does the President enhance there profit with delays and waivers or maybe they are donors? Also if the majority recipients need the benefit then maybe they should put better control on the program and eliminate scammers so that would probably increase the benefit to the majority.

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ImJustSayin 6 months, 3 weeks ago

namvet60, you're wasting your time trying to have an intelligent discussion with dope smoking hippies.

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namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I know but there are days I'm just a glutton for punishment LOL

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namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

jubilado - I was in a hurry before but back in the day I don't know how much MRE's cost but 3 packs a day did not come up to $4.45. So if you think you can't survive on $4.45 a day (maybe you have to give up the luxury items and maybe not always hot or even warm) take a second thought before you challenge someone.

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paco1234 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We need to vote Cathy out of office ASAP!

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paco1234 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We need to vote Cathy out of office ASAP!

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namvet60 6 months, 3 weeks ago

We? Do you have a mouse in your pocket or what?

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