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MSNBC host shames Democratic senator for daring to suggest welfare fraud exists [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 02/05/2014 4:05:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

You might think MSNBC is a pretty friendly venue for Democratic politicians, and usually you’d be right. But woe unto the Democrat who strays even slightly from the progressive line — as Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow found out the hard way Tuesday afternoon.

Stabenow was in the middle of a victory lap with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner, after the agriculture chair’s farm bill sailed through the Senate to the president’s desk. The massive bill approves nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next decade, with most of the funding for the food stamp program.

The Democratic senator explained how she was able to convince enough Republicans to jump onto the bill, even after stripping out things like welfare cuts, drug testing and limited maternity leave.

“To have credibility, I said, ‘Of course’ that I would address fraud and misuse,” she said. “And here’s what we did: If you have less than $20 in help for heating assistance in the year — less than $20 — then the system will go back to an old system where you have to actually produce a utility bill to get a credit for a utility bill.”

“You cannot justify somebody who is getting a dollar in heating assistance help, to give them a $50 credit for a utility bill that they don’t have,” she explained. “And if we’re going to protect and fight for additional help — which is what I want, to provide additional help for people in Michigan and across the country — we have to be credible and be willing to say ‘Yep, you’re right’ when there’s something happening that is just not right.”

Heresy! “Senator, let me interrupt you for a second,” Wagner said....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: alexwagner; debbiestabenow; demagogicparty; foodstamps; memebuilding; michigan; msnbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; stabmenow; stupidcow; welfare
Yes, it's gotten to that point.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 4:05:38 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What does Alex Warner look like?? I can only guess....and isn’t he/she getting married to someone in the ADMIN??


2 posted on 02/05/2014 4:07:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Things have changed somewhat in Michigan. You really need independent voters to turn out....to win as a Democrat. So you got to promise some things that a Tea Party person would at least listen to. Otherwise....it’s a lost cause in the state. I wouldn’t have said that in 1990, but things have changed....with folks leaving Detroit, and a shift in political thinking.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 4:11:16 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A standard debate trick, or. what is more likely here, a standard debate mistake — pretending that “some” equals “all”.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 4:13:32 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Ann Archy

5 posted on 02/05/2014 4:13:34 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTH is it??


6 posted on 02/05/2014 4:24:00 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The real point is that we’re talking about free money, so fraud and waste don’t matter. This is tax money from working people who have too much, so we need to stop worrying about how we waste it.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 4:24:45 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Ann Archy

Okay, I guess, if you like bleeding heart liberals.

The discussion that the Senator had was about fraud and abuse over heating bills and the amount of ‘assistance’.

Warner didn’t even address that. She spoke mainly about it as another way for these poor, poor pitiful people to get money to ‘eat’.

From her bleats, you think that we have children all over this country running around naked in their huts, hungry, covered up with flies and haven’t had any food to eat in weeks.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 4:24:46 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Ann Archy

Wiki:

Wagner grew up in Washington, D.C., attended Woodrow Wilson High School,[2] and graduated from Brown University in 1999.[3][1] Her mother, Tin Swe Thant, is an immigrant from Rangoon, Burma.[1] Her father, Carl Wagner, is from Iowa and of German and Irish descent, and is a prominent Democratic Party political consultant who co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.[4] Wagner was raised Roman Catholic.[5]


9 posted on 02/05/2014 4:36:15 AM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

http://www.spoke.com/people/carl-wagner-3e1429c09e597c100831cd62

Carl Wagner, Co-Founder
Carl Wagner’s experience includes a unique blend of business, technology and advocacy.
He is a highly regarded political and policy strategist. He has advised Congressional leaders, Presidential campaigns, and Democratic Party officials. He served as the national political director for Senator Edward Kennedy’s presidential campaign, as Director of Strategic planning for the Democratic Party, Co-Chair of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign, and as advisor to Democratic leaders in

the U.S. House of Representatives.
Carl founded and served as President and CEO of Entertainment Express Corporation, a California cable television company serving new developments with Satellite Master Antenna Technology, which was acquired by Comcast. As a consultant, Carl provided strategic planning and business development and marketing services to multiple cable system operations and programmers, including Westinghouse Broadcasting, Comcast, Media General, MACOM, General Instruments, and Continental Cable.
For the past 20 years, Carl has also provided strategic planning and membership development services to several public interest organizations, including Hands Across America, the League of Conservation Voters, the Commission on Presidential Debates, and NBC and CBS News.
Carl serves as director of the Committee for the Study of American Electorate, Horton’s Kids (a non-profit devoted to tutoring poor children), and the Ronald H. Brown Foundation. He founded and manages the Trust for the Daughters of Paul Tully.
Carl holds an MA from Iowa State University, has lectured at Harvard University’s JFK Institute of Public Policy, and has published various opinion editorials.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 4:43:46 AM PST by maggief
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
I don't call her Stupidcow for nothing.

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Michigan legislative action thread
11 posted on 02/05/2014 4:45:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw no video there. Interesting story, though.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 4:57:54 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: maggief
Looking at her bio gives me a thought; we ‘ve been under the assumption that democrats want amnesty to increase their voting rolls however, I believe it's also to increase the size of their gene pool.
13 posted on 02/05/2014 5:02:36 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: maggief
You missed the most imporant part of her bio...

"Wagner is engaged to the One's personal chef and "Let's Move" ambassador, Sam Kass".

14 posted on 02/05/2014 5:04:57 AM PST by NoExpectations
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To: maggief

hmmm...any relation to U Thant, I wonder?


15 posted on 02/05/2014 5:06:23 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cuban leaf

The video is above the headline at the link.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 5:19:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you are a committed proponent and adherent to Cloward-Piven and are trying to undermine a Federal Republic based on capitalism that requires actual work and profit, then you don't care a whit about fraud and abuse. If fact, to meet your ends, you applaud and promote “gaming the system”, “ screwing the man”, “eating the rich”, and “get whitey”.

Too bad the morons at MSNBC haven't figured out that the useful idiots NEVER make it to the politburo.

17 posted on 02/05/2014 5:19:58 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Ann Archy

Couldn’t find anything.

http://sustainablefinanceadvisory.com/team/tin-swe-thant/


18 posted on 02/05/2014 5:25:44 AM PST by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must not work with firefox. It has “video” in the title, but nothing is clickable. The only thing video related is the video link in the title bar, but that just takes you to their generic video page. There are also lots of large blank spots in the article, like they should have pictures or videos.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 5:41:06 AM PST by cuban leaf
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Thanks cripplecreek.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 5:49:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: pepsionice

That’s a nice change.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 6:45:28 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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