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Rep. Donald Payne calls cuts to food assistance program 'absolutely immoral'
Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | June 3, 2013

Posted on 06/04/2013 1:25:22 AM PDT by SMGFan

Political leaders from the national, state and local level stopped by New Jersey’s largest food bank this afternoon to voice their opposition to a bill that would slash funding for federal programs that help feed the hungry.

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-10th Dist.), who organized the event at the Hillside-based Community FoodBank of New Jersey, said he is “very concerned” about potential cuts as a result of the 2013 Farm Bill. He was joined by state Sen. Ray Lesniak (D-Union) and Hillside Councilwoman Angela Garretson.

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“It’s immoral in this nation that people would have to go hungry,” he added. “It’s absolutely immoral.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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But abortion isn't immoral is it?
1 posted on 06/04/2013 1:25:22 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Once upon a time, long, long ago, feeding the hungry was thought to be the proper province of the church.

Those days are long gone now, of course.


2 posted on 06/04/2013 1:29:39 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: SMGFan

Where is free food (or free anything) mentioned in the constitution?

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. ~2 Thessalonians 3:10


3 posted on 06/04/2013 1:32:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: SMGFan

Its immoral that people have to work so hard to fund your idiot government programs


4 posted on 06/04/2013 1:33:55 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SMGFan

20% of Americans are on food stamps.
1 in every 5 Americans will go “hungry” if food welfare is trimmed back to sanity?

Go play in the street, Payne.


5 posted on 06/04/2013 1:34:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jack Hammer
Once upon a time, long, long ago, feeding the hungry was thought to be the proper province of the church.

When and why did it change?

6 posted on 06/04/2013 1:35:55 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Jack Hammer
Once upon a time, long, long ago, feeding the hungry was thought to be the proper province of the church.

When and why did it change?

7 posted on 06/04/2013 1:36:14 AM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: GeronL
I remember in the 60's food was called (and labeled) Government Surplus.

I never really gave it much thought except I thought maybe it was re labeled war food or something ... and all there was, was beans and corn and some kind of spam ... nothing really exciting (I knew people that fed their dogs with GS food)

I guess now it's an actual business with quota's and production runs and all that to meet the "demand"

8 posted on 06/04/2013 1:42:32 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: Alaska Wolf

My guess in the 70’s when Superstar and Godspell started infiltrating the minds of young folks ... and stuffy ol’ church jus’ wasn’t hip enough.


9 posted on 06/04/2013 1:44:05 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Everyone’s an atheist now; it’s a lot more fun - party, party, party.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 1:44:42 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer
I have some old Town books...Upstate NY. If you didn't work and expected the town to support you...they actually kicked your a** out of town.

Ahhhhhhhhh..........Wisdom

11 posted on 06/04/2013 1:51:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SMGFan

Yeh...No more beer, drugs and going to the casino.


12 posted on 06/04/2013 1:53:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Alaska Wolf

It changed because some people want to remove God and the church from our lives. They try to replace things the church was doing with government. It has been a complete failure.


13 posted on 06/04/2013 2:21:09 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: SMGFan

A lot of people that are WORKING can hardly afford their food. Why should they pay for someone too lazy to work?


14 posted on 06/04/2013 2:23:54 AM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: SMGFan

Chris Christie ate all the food.


15 posted on 06/04/2013 2:29:15 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: SMGFan

I had a renter with an EBT card. She drank beer and smoked continuously. (I had to paint the entire place and clean the ducts when she moved.) She spent all of her money on beer and cigarettes. When she moved out, in August, without telling me, she left over $100 worth of EBT top-of-the-line steaks in the unpowered fridge, but took all the beer. The new refrigerator was ruined.

Free food stops people from making choices like should I be drunk and nicotined all day or buy real food? (FYI, she’d had several publically funded throat cancer operations and was on numerous cancer treatments, but never even slowed down the smoking. So having to make that choice would have improved her life.)


16 posted on 06/04/2013 2:36:27 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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What’s immoral is 20 million unemployed, 30 million or so underemployed, and a president happy about it.


17 posted on 06/04/2013 2:45:01 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Alaska Wolf

The State want to remove “faith-based” programs from the equation, so it simply competed with them to drive them out of business (though rather than rely on donations, they had the tax-man raise their funds for them). Here in NJ they have nearly eradicated our religious-affiliated hospitals and education system (which had been huge); all will be forced to use the public systems. For the schools they taxed people so heavily for the public system that people can’t afford private schools (even though they spend less per student than the public schools), and for the hospitals they forced them to treat all while reimbursing them for “charity care”, then cut the reimbursements to the bone (driving them out of business or onto the auction block).

The State is the enemy of faith.


18 posted on 06/04/2013 3:00:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan

I wonder if Payne criticizes the gov’t for no longer serving hot meals to the men overseas who are fighting so that he can open his stupid pie-hole


19 posted on 06/04/2013 3:03:00 AM PDT by RightLady
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To: SMGFan
Democrat and Morality are mutually exclusive!
20 posted on 06/04/2013 3:11:13 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: SMGFan

“But abortion isn’t immoral is it?”

Considering the size of some of the welfare sows in Newark NJ, the moral thing to do would be to reduce their caloric intake. We have the fattest poor people in the world, and they have a diabetes epidemic to boot.


21 posted on 06/04/2013 3:35:05 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: SMGFan

Morality does not stem from the government purse.


22 posted on 06/04/2013 4:12:28 AM PDT by lowbridge
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How many of these hungry people would work for that food?

Just cleaning at the food bank or picking up trash on the side of the road.

I am not a mean person, I have no desire to see anyone hungry, but in todays society we have a group of people who expect handouts just because they are there.


23 posted on 06/04/2013 4:19:13 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SMGFan

From a baby murdering, same sex marriage, islam embracing demon from hell.

LLS


24 posted on 06/04/2013 4:37:35 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SMGFan
Them that works, eats!

(But not as well as the EBT people, from what I have seen in their shopping carts!)

25 posted on 06/04/2013 4:57:29 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: SMGFan

If Representative Payne had the choice between “letting the people go hungry” and firing the worthless and expensive administrators, he would let the people go hungry every time. He’s not fooling me.


26 posted on 06/04/2013 5:21:01 AM PDT by cotton1706
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