Pelosi: The GOP’s getting ready to starve six million seniors or something

posted at 5:48 pm on April 5, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart. I don’t know which budget bill she’s talking about, the 2011 one or Ryan’s new one, but if it’s the former than she’s actually complaining here about a GOP budget that she could have prevented by passing a budget herself last year when she was Speaker. (Of course, with Democrats in control in the Senate and White House, any Mass Senior Starvation Program would require bipartisan support to pass now anyway.) Anyway, get used to this: Warnings about grandma being forced to eat styrofoam peanuts and Fancy Feast because of heartless Republicans and their insane crusade for solvency will be a staple of Democratic talking points by next November, especially with the White House desperate to win back seniors alienated by ObamaCare. Last week it was the GOP wanting kids abroad to die of malaria, this week it’s our nation’s elderly being made to eat out of garbage cans or else waste away, next week it’ll be something to do with puppies. So let me repeat the question posed last week: If they’re this worried about important programs falling through the cracks, shouldn’t they want to come to the table and make some sort of deal on a long-term sustainable budget that protects welfare programs to some extent? How does letting the country collapse fiscally, which would prompt truly draconian cuts under an austerity plan to rebalance the books, put more food on seniors’ tables? In fact, that’s one of my core complaints with the GOP’s “messaging” thus far, as bold as it’s otherwise been. Thanks to Obama’s appalling, irresponsible budget, the public is still under the illusion that we’re debating whether to reform entitlements. We aren’t. We’re debating when to reform them — now, when we have the luxury of lengthy debate, or later under extreme duress. I know how Nancy would solve this problem, but her answer is no more realistic politically than wanting to abolish Social Security and Medicare. So what’s the magic Pelosi plan for keeping those seniors — and everyone else — fed and insured and averting a fiscal catastrophe, the part of the equation that somehow always gets lost in these heartbreaking tales of woe? She’s the House majority leader for the Party Of Ideas™, right? Let’s hear some ideas.

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If we are going to start starving anybody, let’s start with Pelosi…

Khun Joe on April 6, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Pelosi is a LSOS (Lying Sack of….) and she knows she’s lying.

Carl on April 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM

My reply to her would be, “Someone who supports the murder of a million of our most defenseless persons every year is the last person who should be talking about Scripture.”

Ward Cleaver on April 6, 2011 at 9:27 AM

I am sorry, but former Speaker Pelosi sounding like the news caster’s of late that have experienced mental meltdowns resulting in being unable to clearly create a coherent thought ans deliver it clearly.

MSGTAS on April 6, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Oh bull! We know she doesn’t read any bills before Congress. It’s only after a bill passes can she know what’s in it. So WTH is she talking about?

CA_Conservative on April 6, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Doesnt that picture of Nancy make her look like she’s rolling a joint? I know that’s totally off topic, but still thought it was funny!

cappy718 on April 6, 2011 at 4:11 PM

I spent some time this morning on the phone verifying Ms Pelosi’s and Mr. Reid’s statements and I can tell you with a high degree of confidence that they are both lying through their teeth, if they have them in.

I called and talked to Medicaid and they cover all cancer screening for the poor who are on Medicaid as most poor are. So the Republicans are not going to kill a bunch of women who will have cancer and it not be discovered because of the $300,000,000. Medicaid pays so why do we have the $300,000,000 going to Planned Parenthood? Cut the funding it will hurt no one except Harry Reid’s wife and daughters.

I also looked into Meals-On-Wheels who are the ones taking meals to the elderly who qualify. There are 2.5 Million Seniors who qualify for meals on wheels in the first place so 6,000,000 not being feed was a lie but not her only one on the subject. Meals-On-Wheels do not get their grant from the Federal Government on a day to day cycle. They also get Grants from the State and in some cases from private charities, as well as donations from the Public. I talked to the local office and they said that the meals will be delivered to the elderly just like any other day. The only way they would have a problem would be if the shutdown went for a long time. So much for Nancy and the 6,000,000 elderly not being feed. the Democrats are doing what they always do, scaring the poor and the elderly and trying to make it look like they are the only people that do not hate everyone in the United States. Well, I do not think it is going to work this time. The people have woke up and are reading, investigating, and exposing the lies by both parties. Yes I am afraid that the Republicans also stretch the truth a bit as well.

old war horse on April 8, 2011 at 4:34 PM