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Mother Jones Did Romney a Favor

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  1. Increasing the number of Food Stamp recipients by 2 million in 2 years by easing Clinton’s work requirements in the Democrat backed Welfare Reform bill: http://washingtonexaminer.com/crs-report-number-of-able-bodied-adults-on-food-stamps-doubled-after-obama-suspended-work-requirement/article/2508430#.UFnPZLKPU1u

    It is a good thing for people to be dependent on the government to keep food on their tables, instead of helping them to find jobs, right? And big businesses are evil, should be taxed to the hilt, because we need to make them give money to the poor, right? It’s much better to have those businesses give money, instead of using that money to expand, create more jobs, and decrease the number of people that need food stamps because they can’t find jobs, right? Just wanted to make sure we all understand what you really want.

    • Jon says:

      Again, Liz, this was in response to jobs being lost at a staggering 750,000 a month. The article you cited just suggested that Obama relinquished control to the states, which makes this the first time in awhile that a Conservative seems to be arguing against state’s rights.

      Also, there is a difference between people who are dependent on food stamps because they can’t work and because they don’t want to work. And when has there been a Republican initiative to help people find jobs? They’ve been too busy stopping Obama’s works initiative (they’re number one priority after all is to defeat Obama) and demanding to see a birth certificate to do anything so blase as their job.

      As for all of your other claims, don’t put words in the mouths of people you don’t agree with. Again, you are not an idiot, and when you claim that big business is a single entity you sound stupid. What liberals and Democrats object to are businesses operating unethically and without culpability in terms of public safety. The Republican complaint that this restricts growth should be a nonstarter to a rational human being. If a company can’t behave in a safe and ethical way, they need to change their practices. Everyone likes it when companies grow and are able to hire more people, but when that growth comes at the cost of public safety than there is a problem. Jobs are great, but they are not sacrosanct.

    • Jon says:

      Oh, and just so no one is confused: The Obama administration offered waivers for states to opt out of welfare to work that had ideas to increase employment to offset the expense of those waivers. No waivers have been given. Will this fact get through the Conservative bubble? We’ll see.

  2. Prestigious Title says:

    I love the mental gymnastics that conservatives are demonstrating right now as they watch their nominated candidate snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The cognitive dissonance is deafening. I read this whole thing. One word can sum it up. Delusional. But keep firing up your base, even if that means that you end up burning all the moderates and independents that you’d need to actually help Mitt win an election.

  3. Jon says:

    “Romney was possibly being kind, since thanks to Obama’s policies, almost 50% of all U.S. citizens live in a household where someone is receiving some form of governmental assistance. That was reported in May, so given the lackluster “growth” of the economy since, who knows? Maybe we’ve broken through that halfway mark by now.”

    Liz, I know it pains you to acknowledge that the Bush years existed, but, well the reason so many people are on federal existence is because of BUSH’S mess. What Romney is saying is tantamount to pushing someone to the ground and then yelling at them for falling. There are two possibilities. He either meant what he said, or he said it to get money. Neither is especially appealing. Remember, if Romney wins, those who have been hurt the most from the economy that we have thanks to Bush will be in a worse spot, and if Romney loses he can at least go to the Caymans to play with his money.

    • Jon, spare me the “blame Bush” meme. It really is getting old. Until you can show me that 49.1% of American households were receiving some form of governmental assistance during the Bush years, your argument is meaningless. And as for your contention that this is no different from pushing someone down, then yelling at them, that is just sophomoric. The economy as it is right now is not just from Bush, but also from Obama. I’m sorry, but you can’t erase the past few years just to make yourself feel better. And as for yelling at people when they’re down, maybe that is exactly what they need. Obviously coddling them isn’t doing any good. We continue down this path, and forget about effective tax rates staying below 50%. We will end up in worse shape than the EU. But, at least you’ll all feel better about yourselves, that you’ve helped the downtrodden, by becoming one of their number. That is what you want, right? Everyone equal? No one having more than anyone else. Right?

      • Jon says:

        ” And as for yelling at people when they’re down, maybe that is exactly what they need. Obviously coddling them isn’t doing any good.”
        Really? Republicans caused this mess. They have fought the Obama administration tooth and nail every day since he has been sworn in. Why? Because they are patriotic? No. Because they wanted Obama to fail. Just listen to Senate Minority leader Mitch the Turtle man McDonnell who said that Republicans first priority was to defeat Obama as opposed to, I don’t know, helping end the recession.

        ” I’m sorry, but you can’t erase the past few years just to make yourself feel better.”
        Good point. Let’s look at all the Republican initiatives during the last couple of…oh, wait. No, they’ve been busy crying about birth certificates and Christmas being outlawed or some such nonsense. And of course there was the ‘party of no.’

        ” But, at least you’ll all feel better about yourselves, that you’ve helped the downtrodden, by becoming one of their number. That is what you want, right? Everyone equal? No one having more than anyone else. Right?”
        You’re not an idiot, so I don’t have to tell you that the difference in pay between a CEO and one of his employees is, and how that gap has been growing and growing for decades. You’re not stupid. So why would you suggest that someone calling attention to a frankly dangerous trend makes one a socialist? Because when you do that, it makes you sound pretty goddamn dumb.