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