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Casey denounces GOP on food stamps, budget
post-gazette.com ^ | September 21, 2013 | James O'Toole

Posted on 09/20/2013 9:23:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Sen. Bob Casey denounced a House measure that would cut $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program over the next decade while contending that the move was evidence that the Republican Party had been taken over by the "far, far right."

"It is wrong; it is mean-spirited ... it's especially harmful to children when we know that this program has kept, by one estimate, more than 2 million kids out of poverty and lifted more than a million and a half kids out of deep poverty," Mr. Casey said during a lunchtime news conference outside the Allegheny County Courthouse. "It's a purely kind of ideological stunt that we're seeing a lot in Washington."

The Democrat, elected last year to his second term in the Senate, contended that the House vote to cut the food stamp program, called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, was a product of an ideological pattern within the GOP that he lumped with efforts to overthrow Obamacare through threats to shut down the government or refuse to raise the nation's debt limit.

"The far right -- the far, far right -- has taken over the Republican Party in Washington and we're all going to pay a price for that ... [threatened] government shutdown, if the debt ceiling is breached, we're going to pay an economic price," he said. "One party has been taken over by extremists; we all pay a price for that."

(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...


TOPICS: US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 09/20/2013 9:23:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Right, it’s “wrong” to get people off of foodstamps and into prosperity, but perfectly fine for liberals to enact policies which damage the economy and put these poor kids in poverty to begin with. Such twisted logic. No, Senator, and your fellow leftists - it is not compassionate to get more people into situations where they are in need of government assistance to feed themselves vs. policies which enable them to not need the assistance to begin with.


2 posted on 09/20/2013 9:29:19 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Where in the Constitution is it even hinted at that I should buy other peoples food through the government?

I guess I’m just “mean spirited”.


3 posted on 09/20/2013 9:46:12 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Casey is one of the worst, worthless Senators this country has ever had..
He is not his Father..and that is what he ran on...Pennsylvania is the looser for having him represent this state..

usually he is in hiding, wonder why this issue drew him out?..he sends his voters worthless form letters when we write to him, never addresses the topic...and it isn’t worth the time it takes to contact his office..

HE IS A WUSSY WIMP..


4 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:06 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Tailgunner Joe

An entire 5% cut.

“Food stamp spending doubled under President Barack Obama — after doubling under his Republican predecessor, says Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla”

So cutting it back to the levels of just a year ago is ‘killing people’?

Tell you what Mr Congresscritter - dig into your own pocket, I’m tired of carrying the load for the slackers....


5 posted on 09/20/2013 9:50:41 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Graybeard58

When you believe in a living Constitution you can write anything into it.


6 posted on 09/20/2013 9:51:30 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

GTH Dim thief.


7 posted on 09/20/2013 9:52:52 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yep.......Bobby boy.....keep right on ranting!!!! Panic sets in when the Democrat braindead are challenged!!! Go Cruz & Lee, etc.!!!

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8 posted on 09/20/2013 10:12:18 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Speaking of food stamps there is a Farming bill that died in the house, the past one expires this month, I am watching for that one.


9 posted on 09/20/2013 10:35:55 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Graybeard58

These people live in states and if any role it is the states. Just like medical care.


10 posted on 09/20/2013 10:37:57 PM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I don’t agree with Senator Casey, but I think it was a bad political move to make this change right now. Of all the crap that’s going on in DC, all the billions upon billions being channeled to special interests, do Republicans seriously want to fight food stamps first? It makes no sense to me, because Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) will demagogue it nonstop. We’re taking food out of the mouths of starving babies, don’t you know. Cut ethanol subsidies for example. Oh. Republicans LIKE that handout.


11 posted on 09/20/2013 10:50:18 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Then pay it out of your own pocket


12 posted on 09/20/2013 10:53:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: CitizenUSA

Time to shut this clown up. He has been a dead wood for years. When he was the auditor general he would not look into the scandal of the states loss of funds in the trust funds of the state. Over 20 billion lost. Nothing but a loser who has nothing but a name.


13 posted on 09/20/2013 11:13:50 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Busko

Busko: “Nothing but a loser who has nothing but a name.”

You could say that about so many of our “leaders” in DC. Nevertheless, the American aristocracy just keeps on getting reelected. We fought a revolution to end that sort of stuff, but some people will choose a free phone over freedom. You, too, can be a senator for life so long as you can keep the free bread (food stamps) coming.


14 posted on 09/20/2013 11:42:20 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Casey and his hackneyed phrases show how the Dems are stuck in the past.


15 posted on 09/21/2013 12:00:08 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: CitizenUSA; Busko
You could say that about so many of our “leaders” in DC. Nevertheless, the American aristocracy just keeps on getting reelected.

The DNC has perfected the art of running and electing candidates, like Casey Jr, who make no waves, don't speak out of turn, do not disagree with leadership, rarely have pet issues, but are always reliable votes for the leadership.

I have noticed that the talking heads of the DNC are the same retreads over and over. You rarely see people, like Casey Jr, out front on an issue. That is to insulate them against voter backlash.

Don't get me wrong, the GOP leadership would love to have Ted Cruz and Rand Paul just shut up and follow along.

But, thanks to the Tea Party, we are making waves.

16 posted on 09/21/2013 3:29:19 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bobby Casey is still alive? I thought he went missing after the election.


17 posted on 09/21/2013 3:47:29 AM PDT by Hacksaw (I haven't taken the 30 silvers.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Bob Casey - a shining example of the brain-dead morons that are “leading” our country.
18 posted on 09/21/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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Just shut up Casey you waste of space. Yeah I live in PA so I know.
I am sick and tired of standing in line at the register and seeing people using their 200.00 smart phone while buying groceries with food stamps/card. My phone cost 14.99. You make choices in life and that is okay. I simply do not want to be responsible for paying for yours.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 5:35:17 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

IMO, food stamps are just one of the largest gubmint scams there is. Give people something for nothing so they will follow you like trained pigs, the end result being you stay in power over them. Then there is free “Odumbo phones”, paid fuel/electric bills, etc. etc., The give aways seem to be working quite well since odumbo got re-elected didn’t he?


20 posted on 09/21/2013 5:41:01 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: edcoil
These people live in states and if any role it is the states. Just like medical care.

Food stamp programs are administered by the various states but are for the most part funded by federal tax payer dollars.

There's nothing in my state constitution either about feeding the "poor". As a matter of fact, if various taxing bodies would quit taxing me to feed the "poor", I could decide, on my own, just who was worthy to receive my alms.

I do as much as I can in that area but could do more, if I weren't taxed to death by government bodies, who decide, who is poor and worthy of a small portion of my money, keeping most of it for themselves and other wasteful purposes.

21 posted on 09/21/2013 8:37:36 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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