Democrats cut food stamps to buy teachers' union votes
Some Democrats are upset and advocacy groups are outraged over the raiding of the food-stamp cupboard to fund a state-aid bailout that some call a gift to teachers and government union workers.
House members convened Tuesday and passed the multibillion-dollar bailout bill for cash-strapped states that provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins, keeping more than 160,000 teachers on the job, the Obama administration says.
But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one necessity to pay for another. The federal assistance program currently helps 41 million Americans.
Since when is bailing out well-fed unionistas, with their fat pensions and benefits packages a 'necessity'?
Why, when it's necessary to pimp their votes, that's when.
Then there is this little moral jewel:
Arguably one of the most outspoken opponents on the Democratic side is Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who has blasted the move as “a bitter pill to swallow” but still voted yes.
Oh, how it must pain DeLauro to take food out of children's mouths to buy those votes.
What a collection of whores.
Oddly, there is no mention of any of this over on the CNN website. Nope. In fact, in the US section, there is no mention at all of the passage of the bill, much less robbing $12 billion from the poor to pay for the pandering.
And Obama keeps on with his pipe dream:
"This proposal is fully paid for, in part by closing tax loopholes that encourage corporations that ships American jobs overseas. So it will not add to our deficit," he said. "And the money will only go toward saving the jobs of teachers and other essential professionals...I urge members of both parties to come together and get this done, so that I can sign this bill into law."
Barry, it ain't 'paid for'. It's borrowed from the Chinese.