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VofR, I do not think everything has racist connotations. However, I KNOW that this publications readership is mostly Anglo white. So the picture looks contrived to suggest that maybe it’s just brown people who use food stamps. I find that racist!! SSIUYB
You ask, “why not put everyone on food stamps,” Is that rhetorical? If so you make a ridiculous point.
8 hours ago
mnjcpa, if you are a tea party participant you might like to know that the United Nations agrees with Leon! (Oh no!) Yes, they agree because Food Stamps are part of the farm bill that heavily subsidizes US farms and prevents fair trade with developing nations.
Which leads to downtownresident’s point; the majority of the benefit in the farm bill, ends up in the hands of the wealthiest farmers - some of whom are paid to not plant a crop. [sneaky]10 hours ago
Food stamps are a perfect way to support the economy from the bottom up. Every dollar spent on food stamps helps pay the salaries of the grocery clerks, the truckers who haul meat and produce cross-country and the farmer/farm workers who grow crops.
How come Leon gets a picture to accompany his letter to the editor? BTW Leon, I think your picture has racist connotations. 12 hours ago
Rich, mnjcpa and randymanaz (all one and the same), you are kind of strange.
2 days ago
In the final hours of the legislative session, Republicans pushed through election laws that give Republicans advantages. Plus they added a nice gift for Tom Horne that allows him to pick someone of his liking to investigate him for his campaign law violations. Isn’t that sweet![sneaky]
Sanity is short lived in Arizona. [sad]2 days ago
Leave it to the 'tax every one but me' party to starve the IRS of funding preventing them from doing their job. It must have been getting really uncomfortable in tea party circles.2 days ago
Read the last three paragraphs. Talk about Chicago style politics!
Tom Horne our Attorney General now gets to pick who will investigate the charges of campaign finance law violations that Tom Horne himself committed; Sweet!
3 days ago
The NSA has been in in the business of listening to phone conversations since 1952. After 9/11 2005 our congressmen went out on the lawn, sang God Bless America then passed The Patriot Act. The Patriot Act gave sweeping legal advantage to the NSA, advantages that keep the public from knowing about their warrantless surveillance program.
NSA has admitted to violating the US Constitution, however not a thing will change until the citizens of this country demand change.
4 days ago
Joe Gandelman has written a good article on the IRS issue. He concludes by saying that the Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, R- Darrell Issa is a loose nut. That is according to his colleagues on the hill.
“ Issa isn't acting as if he's stewarding a committee in a great institution seeking to learn the truth. He's acting like a hyper-partisan with investigative powers . . .. He has not proven a thing yet. And, in the process, he's destroying his own credibility — and the seriousness of questions raised about the IRS.” Gandelman
[sad]4 days ago
Well said, Mr. Gandelman. [thumbup][thumbup]4 days ago