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Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill ‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’
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Posted on 07/12/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill ‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’ July 12, 2013 - 1:16 PM By Elizabeth Harrington

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) railed against House Republicans on Thursday, saying separating the food stamp program from the farm bill will “defeat starving children.”

“The only thing that this House will do when it votes today is defeat starving children,” Jackson Lee said. “It will again put starving children in the abyss of the uncaring attitude of my friends, who for the first time in decades are separating the heart line of the Farm bill, the nutrition program, the Supplemental nutrition program, the food stamps program.”

The agricultural bill passed 216-208 after Republicans removed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the measure.

“I am glad to stand with the Democratic caucus and the Congressional Black caucus and others to be able to say hunger is silent,” Jackson Lee said in a sometimes incoherent floor speech. “There’s no one on this floor today, no child on that microphone standing over here telling you that their belly is protruding because they have not eaten.

“There is no one on this floor today that goes to a summer program and did not eat because their breakfast program is tied to the school and they’re out of school and summer brings about hunger,” she said.

Jackson Lee then appeared to say that the Department of Agriculture’s nutrition programs give “$300 bills” so parents can feed their children in the summer.

“There’s no one that has told you that families have an extra $300 bill in the summer time to feed their children,” she said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: randsconcerntrolls; sheilajacksonlee; texas
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She should have her own TV show......

What does food stamps have to do with the farm bill anyway? And why do we need a farm bill to begin with?

1 posted on 07/12/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

This is indeed both Hugh and series. Where’s the huge manatee?


2 posted on 07/12/2013 11:30:20 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The School Lunch Program and the Food Stamp Program were originally attached to the Farm Subsidy Program as a way to get rid of excess produce from American farmers. Certain agricultural products, which were heavily subsidized, were passed on to schools and poor people.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 11:33:46 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Should we have expected anything less than the usual verbal diarrhea from this freak?
4 posted on 07/12/2013 11:33:48 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Starving children.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 11:34:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Snork, izzadibble, chilren, razzadibgrab.
Slightly black cacus speaks up to remain silent,
while protruding bellies summer school!”,
Jackson Lee said in a sometimes incoherent floor speech.

Sometimes incoherent ??


6 posted on 07/12/2013 11:34:52 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 07/12/2013 11:35:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

Stupid twit, this is America. If their bellies are protruding, it’s because they eat too many Twinkies and Happy Meals, and instead of doing any chores or climbing trees, they sit in front of the idiot box all day.


8 posted on 07/12/2013 11:36:17 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

If I understand the farm bill, we guarantee money to some farms and then we tell them they can’t raise the price.............of milk for example.

The opposite of capitalism.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 11:37:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Sub-Driver
“Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill ‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’”

If this idiot wasn't around to provide comedic relief she would have to be invented.

Hilarious.

10 posted on 07/12/2013 11:38:11 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Does she take “Dickhead” pills each morning?


11 posted on 07/12/2013 11:38:12 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mark Twain must have expected people like Jackson Lee to come along...


12 posted on 07/12/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let them go to Sheila’s house for dinner!
13 posted on 07/12/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Sub-Driver

When is the last time in this country when you have seen a child with an extended belly due to starvation?’

(Too many Big Macs, maybe, but hunger, no)

and, if such a child did exist, wouldn’t the democrats be falling all over themselves to get pictures?


14 posted on 07/12/2013 11:39:03 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This from a moronic idiot who wants to bring 50 million foreigners here for the U.S. taxpayers to support. I guess she doesn’t want American kids to starve alone. FUSJL. You can’t import poverty and then sit around and whine about it.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 11:39:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If America is a nation of immigrants, where's my free stuff?)
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To: reg45

According to the teachers at a teachers blog I’ve read, the teachers are now required to have every child return the free breakfast/lunch form, even if the parents have aleady said that they don’t need or want the program. The parents have to write N/A or something on the form and return it, regardless. Which makes it quite simple for corrupt admins to change the form in order to get the money for children who don’t use the program.


16 posted on 07/12/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s an abyss where they can put Democrats??

Why has no one mentioned this national resource of garbage disposal?

Can one see the flag on Mars from the bottom?


17 posted on 07/12/2013 11:39:50 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: goodwithagun

“This is indeed both Hugh and series. Where’s the huge manatee?”

Getting stuned.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 11:43:45 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) I.Q.56


19 posted on 07/12/2013 11:46:06 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, communists like her do which of course turns into more votes.

Pray for America to Wake Up


20 posted on 07/12/2013 11:46:27 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Instead of a single bloated, pork-laden farm bill, the GOP in the House is going to split it into two bloated, pork-laden farm bills. And at the end of the day, they will likely spend more that way than if they had passed the original bill.


21 posted on 07/12/2013 11:47:04 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Sub-Driver

Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss

Literally, right Sheila?? /s


22 posted on 07/12/2013 11:52:32 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Disarming innocent people does not protect innocent people.)
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To: morphing libertarian

I was raised on a farm. In church, we would here about people starving in Africa. Then a man from the government would come around to inspect our farm to guarantee that certain fields lay fallow, and he would give dad a check for those fields to remain unproductive.

My dad was a really smart man. I asked him to explain the contradiction to me, starving kids and getting paid not to grow food.

He couldn’t.


23 posted on 07/12/2013 11:52:42 AM PDT by CFIIIMEIATP737
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To: Sub-Driver

Ms. Lee should instead tell her peeps that maybe if they got off their deada$$es and went to work they wouldn’t have to depend on “mogibmedats” for their chirruns!


24 posted on 07/12/2013 11:53:50 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: EQAndyBuzz

With his beeber, no doubt.


25 posted on 07/12/2013 11:55:33 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this the one who’s hair looks like an air freshener in the back of an 86 El Dorado?


26 posted on 07/12/2013 11:55:37 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Sub-Driver
She should have her own TV show......

She Does....Looney Tunes

What does food stamps have to do with the farm bill anyway?

Because, DC said it is part of the farm bill...

And why do we need a farm bill to begin with?

See above answer..

27 posted on 07/12/2013 11:59:13 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why even comment on the statements these morons make? All they do is continue to make fools out of themselves.


28 posted on 07/12/2013 12:01:36 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there a member of Congress who is more ignorant that this idiot (Hank Johnson excepted)? I have never heard one intelligent thing uttered from this Houston fashion plate’s mouth. My God, can you fathom the low IQ’s of the people who elected her and worse yet continue sending her back to Washington. It just boggles the mind.


29 posted on 07/12/2013 12:03:39 PM PDT by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Sometimes incoherent”. Understatement of the year.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rhubarbk

I want to know why just because a female wants to get her groove on does the world need to shell out the money to feed the fruits of her endeavors? I am all for looking out for innocent children’s welfare and I don’t want to see any suffer, but the mindset that you can be reckless and have kids you can’t afford because tax payers will have to pay has got to go!


31 posted on 07/12/2013 12:04:31 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Sub-Driver
...give “$300 bills” so parents can feed their children

Larn sumpin new eva day. Didn't know we had $300 bills.

32 posted on 07/12/2013 12:08:55 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: mrsmel

While I don’t doubt that this occurs, and occurs more frequently than we know, the district in which I teach requires all forms returned to avoid law suits. Baby mamas purposely don’t fill out and return the forms so that they can sue when their babies don’t get free meals. They claim that forms have been handed in when in fact they never were. By showing our records, including the N/A forms, it somewhat helps us cover our butts.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 12:09:48 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’

So, if I read this right, they were starving, but weren't in the Abyss. Wow!

34 posted on 07/12/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: CFIIIMEIATP737

I remember stories about farmers being paid not to grow.

I remember when a story chin in Cal wanted to charge less for milk than the government allowed. Gotta stick to the government price.

Best wishes


35 posted on 07/12/2013 12:17:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Sub-Driver

She could feed a village with her hypocrisy, it’s so thick.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 12:18:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Sub-Driver

This was a stupid act by the GOP. If they were so concerned about principles, they wouldn’t have passed the central planning, socialized farm bill either.

U


37 posted on 07/12/2013 12:21:29 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Republicans would have been smarter to pass a food stamp bill first if they were going to separate the two.

Until the Republicans come up with a food stamp bill. This is going to look like the Republicans are completely against food stamps. And that will cost them a ton of votes.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 12:21:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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Mme. Jackson-Lee...

Speak to the parents & extended family of these children...
...whose FIRST responsibility is to feed them and shelter them, etc,

39 posted on 07/12/2013 12:28:46 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Abyss: that which is between the ears of Sheila Jackson Lee.


40 posted on 07/12/2013 12:28:55 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: DannyTN

>>Until the Republicans come up with a food stamp bill. This is going to look like the Republicans are completely against food stamps. And that will cost them a ton of votes.

No it won’t. People on food stamps don’t vote Republican. I say if the Rats want to buy those votes they should to use their own money.


41 posted on 07/12/2013 12:40:37 PM PDT by vikingd00d (nulla seruitus turpior est quam uoluntaria -- Seneca)
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"No it won’t. People on food stamps don’t vote Republican."

You'd be surprised at how many Republicans are on food stamps thanks to our stupid trade policies that have outsourced our jobs.

42 posted on 07/12/2013 12:46:47 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Sub-Driver

But dey won’t be runnin’ dat rover past where dem astronauts landed!


43 posted on 07/12/2013 12:48:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“What does food stamps have to do with the farm bill anyway?”

IIRC the Food Stamp Program is administered by the Dept. of Agriculture.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 12:52:31 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sheila Jackass Lee.

Delta has refused to fly her ass anywhere anytime. She thinks she is da queen, but she’s merely an aberration that has been elected and re-elected by a gaggle of African-Africans.


45 posted on 07/12/2013 1:21:15 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The good lady needs to spend a few days as a checker in a grocery especially on the day the Food Stamp accounts get their monthly allotments. Last Wednesday was EBT day in my state and I witnessed grocery carts full of steaks, soda, cookies, chips and every manner of junk food all paid for with my taxes. The EBT patrons then wheeled their carts of free food to the Wine and Spirits department where I work and paid cash for cases of beer. Our beer sales spike on EBT day.


46 posted on 07/12/2013 1:26:32 PM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL
Is there a member of Congress who is more ignorant that this idiot (Hank Johnson excepted)?

Well, there is Maxine Waters of LA, CA and also in CA are the Sanchez sisters. Also remember that HankJ is in the Cynthia McKinney Memorial Moon-bat seat from the Hotlanta, as bad as he is (and he is), he can't be worse than she was.

Remember, these people are in 'privileged seats' similar to England's old 'rotten boroughs'. By gerrymandering these districts, both parties find things to agree upon in the end results. As old Otto von Bismarck said ... it is ugly in the sausage factory!

47 posted on 07/12/2013 2:37:40 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: SES1066

Where are the parents of these “starving children”? Shouldn’t they have some responsibility for THEIR children?????


48 posted on 07/12/2013 3:05:28 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL

Well, if they consider her to be representative of them, who am I to argue, lol?


49 posted on 07/12/2013 3:41:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: kelly4c

Especially considering that said taxpayers often have to postpone having children until they are at least somewhat financially secure, while having to pay taxes all the while to help support those who consider it their “right” to breed like rabbits on the taxpayers’ dime.


50 posted on 07/12/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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