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    Roger Fox, biscobosco

    It's irresponsible to go on about how bad things are without being very clear that the Republicans are causing the unnecessary pain and Democrats are at least trying to improve the situation.

    It's a Republican talking point to bring up SNAP usage as if it's Obama's fault. Republican austerity has put many out of work and slowed the economy as a whole. Changing the rules so that SNAP is tougher to qualify for would have been like closing a long operating soup kitchen during the Great Depression or closing a homeless shelter every winter. That's when they're needed most.

    How about an Office of Fact Based Initiatives?

    by factbased on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 12:11:57 PM PDT

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    •  Exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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      If Republicans got their way, there would be none of these safety net options.  Republican safety net is YOYO: You're on your own.

      The ...Bushies... don't make policies to deal with problems. ...It's all about how can we spin what's happening out there to do what we want to do. Krugman

      by mikepridmore on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 02:26:33 PM PDT

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    •  Its a given the GOP is blocking progress (0+ / 0-)

      at least in our world. I have a feeling that on election day many will vote with that on their mind.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 06:11:26 PM PDT

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