Skip to comments.Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill ‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’
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. Theres 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 theyre out of school and summer brings about hunger, she said.
Jackson Lee then appeared to say that the Department of Agricultures nutrition programs give $300 bills so parents can feed their children in the summer.
Theres 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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What does food stamps have to do with the farm bill anyway? And why do we need a farm bill to begin with?
This is indeed both Hugh and series. Where’s the huge manatee?
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.
“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 ??
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.
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.
If this idiot wasn't around to provide comedic relief she would have to be invented.
Does she take “Dickhead” pills each morning?
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?
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.
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.
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?
“This is indeed both Hugh and series. Wheres the huge manatee?”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) I.Q.56
No, communists like her do which of course turns into more votes.
Pray for America to Wake Up
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.
Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss
Literally, right Sheila?? /s
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.
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!
With his beeber, no doubt.
Is this the one who’s hair looks like an air freshener in the back of an 86 El Dorado?
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..
Why even comment on the statements these morons make? All they do is continue to make fools out of themselves.
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.
“Sometimes incoherent”. Understatement of the year.
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!
Larn sumpin new eva day. Didn't know we had $300 bills.
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.
So, if I read this right, they were starving, but weren't in the Abyss. Wow!
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.
She could feed a village with her hypocrisy, it’s so thick.
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.
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.
Speak to the parents & extended family of these children...
...whose FIRST responsibility is to feed them and shelter them, etc,
Abyss: that which is between the ears of Sheila Jackson Lee.
>>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.
You'd be surprised at how many Republicans are on food stamps thanks to our stupid trade policies that have outsourced our jobs.
But dey won’t be runnin’ dat rover past where dem astronauts landed!
“What does food stamps have to do with the farm bill anyway?”
IIRC the Food Stamp Program is administered by the Dept. of Agriculture.
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.
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.
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!
Where are the parents of these “starving children”? Shouldn’t they have some responsibility for THEIR children?????
Well, if they consider her to be representative of them, who am I to argue, lol?
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.