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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Way to go Louie. Glad to see my Rep is not just sitting in Congress and not doing something to help the people.

    And to think, I only voted for him because his Dem opponent was a Welfare Liberal.
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    Hmmph....Welfare Liberal Dem vs Louie Gohmert aka the muslim terror-baby guy?
    And you voted for Louie?
    Seems you Texans could use a third party candidate.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

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    Hmmph....Welfare Liberal Dem vs Louie Gohmert aka the muslim terror-baby guy?
    And you voted for Louie?
    Seems you Texans could use a third party candidate.
    Well, there was supposedly a Libertarian running. But he never campaigned and didn't even have a website to learn about him. Figured if he didn't care enough to make a minimal effort to inform us about himself, he wouldn't do anything if elected.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Hmm, the latest figures I have for both Welfare and Food Stamp recipients come from Oct. 2012. They show 4,300,000 people on Welfare, and 46,700.000 people getting food stamps. Welfare Statistics | Statistic Brain

    Wow, that means 42,400,000 people NOT on welfare use food stamps. Maybe they are all unemployed? Nope, the latest figure from the Bureau of Labor is 11,800,000 unemployed. http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

    That still leaves somewhere near 30,600,000 people! Must be an awful lot of employed food stamp using cheats out there. We certainly can't need food stamps if people are gainfully employed can we????
    Is there 1 person on welfare who is able to perform some labor? If so, that is 1 more than should be on welfare. For those whom are employed, we need a better system to handle them and a lot of them probably need to re-prioritize their spending.

    If all your labor earns you in a competitive labor market is eating at a food bank and a space in a flop house, you need to seek better employment and make yourself more valuable, otherwise, I really don't give a damned.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Is there 1 person on welfare who is able to perform some labor? If so, that is 1 more than should be on welfare. For those whom are employed, we need a better system to handle them and a lot of them probably need to re-prioritize their spending.

    If all your labor earns you in a competitive labor market is eating at a food bank and a space in a flop house, you need to seek better employment and make yourself more valuable, otherwise, I really don't give a damned.
    Really? Quit and go "seek better employment and make yourself more valuable," or you don't give a damn? LOL.

    My my, well-versed in the job market are we?

    You do acknowledge that the government statistics show that 11.8 million Americans are currently unemployed and seeking work, right? Gave you that from the June 2013 Bureau of Labor statistics (which I think are under-valued and a bunch of government propaganda myself).

    Well, according to the BLS as of July 9, 2013, there were only 3.8 million total job openings available throughout the USA for those 11.8 million currenlty unemployed. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Home Page

    Yet YOU want people who are NOT on welfare, but are trying to make ends meet working, to quit and go find "better" employment? Where? People like you seem to think there is a massive hole of open jobs needing to be filled if people would Just... Go. Look! I hope you never lose your job if you are currently employed...(for all I know you might be a retiree). Might wake you the eff up to a little reality. Just saying.
    If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.

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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Really? Quit and go "seek better employment and make yourself more valuable," or you don't give a damn? LOL.

    My my, well-versed in the job market are we?

    You do acknowledge that the government statistics show that 11.8 million Americans are currently unemployed and seeking work, right? Gave you that from the June 2013 Bureau of Labor statistics (which I think are under-valued and a bunch of government propaganda myself).

    Well, according to the BLS as of July 9, 2013, there were only 3.8 million total job openings available throughout the USA for those 11.8 million currenlty unemployed. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Home Page

    Yet YOU want people who are NOT on welfare, but are trying to make ends meet working, to quit and go find "better" employment? Where? People like you seem to think there is a massive hole of open jobs needing to be filled if people would Just... Go. Look! I hope you never lose your job if you are currently employed...(for all I know you might be a retiree). Might wake you the eff up to a little reality. Just saying.
    Well, that would depend upon the individual of course. If they have since say, 1960, voted for any pro socialist, job killing, welfare loving Dem, then they are free to look for sympathy in the dictionary. It is located between **** and Syphilis.

    If they have not, but have the been the victim of these people, then use the public internet at the library and look up a voting map, go to a liberal area and kill as many of them as you can before being arrested (note: Children don't vote, so no killing them please). In Jail you will receive 3 squares, a cot, free cable/satellite TV and a gym membership. If you are able, the jails are also full of liberals, so feel free to keep killing them. Yes, I know this is a terrible sacrifice and not the optimum situation, however until we end the ravishes of the left in this country, things cannot get better. Should victory and salvation from the evils of the left be achieved, we will do our best to identify you, proclaim you a hero and restore you to a useful existence.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Reducing food consumption will help farmers ?

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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Well, there was supposedly a Libertarian running. But he never campaigned and didn't even have a website to learn about him. Figured if he didn't care enough to make a minimal effort to inform us about himself, he wouldn't do anything if elected.
    It's not about not caring; it's about not having enough money. I was a campaign manager for a Libertarian a few years ago, and we barely had enough money for print ads. Couldn't afford radio or TV spots, and we didn't have many signs either. Having a web presence means finding a webmaster, and this costs money too.

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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    It's not about not caring; it's about not having enough money. I was a campaign manager for a Libertarian a few years ago, and we barely had enough money for print ads. Couldn't afford radio or TV spots, and we didn't have many signs either. Having a web presence means finding a webmaster, and this costs money too.
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    I guess that's true.
    Still, the guy was running against Louie Gohmert, fer crissakes.
    A billboard with the candidate's name and an "I"M NOT INSANE" banner would have gotten attention and money.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst
    Choke off folks that are ripping off the system and everyone wins.
    The problem with this line is that "the system" (by which it is more proper to say 'society,' or perhaps better, 'the economy of a society') is supposed to take care of everyone, or nearly everyone. Read Thomas Hobbes. Prior to the adoption of a social contract, everyone is on their own, and it's perfectly OK for one person to "rip off" another, if they can. We enter into "a system" for the privilege of, among other things, getting a reasonable assurance that we won't be "ripped off." If everyone, or nearly everyone, is benefiting from "the system" as they are supposed to be, then that assurance should be secure.

    We have an economy to ensure that everyone, or almost everyone, does better than they probably would on their own in a state of survival in nature. Start screwing with that at your peril.
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    Re: Gohmert repeatedly shouts ‘Objection!’ to silence claims food stamp cuts hurt hun

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Choke off folks that are ripping off the system and everyone wins.
    What percentage of people on food stamps do you think are "ripping off the system" and what percentage do you think legitimately need some help?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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