Dem Rep: Jobless will vote for Obama to keep benefits flowing

posted at 9:21 am on April 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Rep. Chaka Fattah’s assertion on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show last night has received plenty of derision.  Instapundit calls it “banking on the moocher vote,” and Twitter pundit Keder derisively notes, “Democrats would rather give you freebie ‘benefits’ then do anything useful that might actually help you find a job. I know this may be hard for @TheDemocrats to understand, but the unemployed don’t want ‘benefits.’ They want jobs.”  Unfortunately, that may all be true, but that doesn’t make Fattah wrong, either:

“We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.

“The idea that Republicans are trying to help those who are unemployed is nonsense and I think that on this election day, those who have a job can credit the administration for stabilizing our economy and those who don’t know that this administration is trying to put them to work,” he said.

Hmmm … somehow, I think that “right direction” argument got just a wee bit weaker this morning.

The problem is that there probably will be a “moocher vote,” and not just in unemployment benefits.  Rather than call it a “moocher vote,” a better and more accurate term would be the “entitlement vote.”  We’re heading toward a fiscal crisis on entitlement spending that makes the 2008 bubble crisis look like the House check-writing embarrassment.  It could destroy our currency and leave us destitute, far worse than the Great Depression that spawned the entitlement spree in the first place.  And yet Americans who say they want cuts in government spending that would barely dent the juggernaut blanch at the specific cuts that reduce their own take from the entitlement systems, even when those cuts come in the future rather than now.  The entitlement vote is real, and it’s going to benefit Democrats in exactly the manner Fattah warns here.

However, that’s only the bad news.  The good news is that the entitlement vote has always been limited, and the crisis in 2008 probably made it significantly stronger than what it is now.  Those legions of people on unemployment benefits have already run past the 99-week limit, and now they want jobs, not handouts.  Republicans need to point to the generational lows in workforce participation rates and the millions of jobs lost that haven’t come back, thanks to the economic and regulatory policies of this administration.  The entitlement vote does not have to be decisive in 2012, and almost certainly won’t be.


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I never rag on an honest Democrat. I encourage more Democrats to be honest. Face it. It’s not fun having to cower from everything you believe in. A tip of the hat to Chaka Fattah, for honestly communicating with his targeted voting base.

MNHawk on April 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Rove has Fattah taking 922 electoral votes in November./

mankai on April 27, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Slaves love being slaves. Massah government is so good to them!

SouthernGent on April 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Truth in advertising. Democrats have been buying votes with our dollars for decades.

NotCoach on April 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Which is unsustainable to have a decreasing number of producers paying for an increasing amount of parasites.

Which ultimately leads to collapse and the inevitable violence to follow as the parasite class mob (occupy movement) demands MORE free stuff from the producer minority.

Guess who will win?

I’d put my money on people who actually WORK and DO over those who don’t winning any conflict of that type…

Also, it can be argued that requiring producers to INVOLUNTARILY support the parasite is a violation of the 13th Amendment.

wildcat72 on April 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Ugggh

This is my NEW Rep thanks to redistricting.

I went from a Gerlach (R) to this scumbag

At least the PA GOP has set Gerlach up in a strong R district to protect him. He could be speaker someday….

corujodp on April 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Wow. Talk about delusional.

We’re headed in the right direction.

Your brain must be impervious to reality.

dogsoldier on April 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

How is “moocher vote” less accurate than “entitlement vote?” If I feel entitled to the fruits of someone else’s labor, am I not a moocher?

gryphon202 on April 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Rather than call it a “moocher vote,” a better and more accurate term would be the “entitlement vote.”

No, no… I think “moocher vote” is the most accurate description.

Shump on April 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Sorry, but he IS right about a too large percentage of the unemployed. Giving up on becoming a productive member of society has become a fad across most generations; a fad that will destroy this country.

michaelo on April 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I remember as a young lad having my grandpappy tell me: “Never trust a man named Chaka Fattah. Never! Do ya hear me?”

I haven’t forgotten, pappy, I haven’t forgotten.

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Not only will I not cut their benefits, I will increase their benefits.

Mitt Romney. (that’s what Rove told me to say)

Alabama Infidel on April 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Jobless will vote for Obama to keep benefits flowing?

Not all that far off base…most will.

At least all of them without a shred of personal decency will vote Obama to keep the free gubmint money flowing their way.

Probably the most honest thing Chaka Fatah has said recently. [BTW, no relation to Chaka Khan...chaka khan...everybody chaka khan...]

But, despots and wannabe dictators normally rely on the populace being inextricably tied to the largesse of government in order to acquire and maintain power…vote for me or your “free bread” card is invalidated…

So, yeah, old Fatah is on target.

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Please excuse a question to start this string but does anyone know what nationality a Chaka Fattah background is?

What State does he represent?

Can you point me to a page where I can read his bio?

jarhead0311 on April 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Back in the day the Dim-o-crats had their armies of moochers vote 10-20 times in a day. I think they used to call it “community organizing” back then, too…

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Who was it that 0bama referenced all those years ago? Cousin Pookie?

The only reason he ever has to get off the couch now is to vote.

I wonder if that woman ever got her mortgage paid, or gas tank filled.

They aren’t even pretending to be personally responsible any more.

All you have to do is be a member of the preferred class.

cozmo on April 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Well, the proof on how much Romney wants it will be in the pudding he is handed on a daily basis. Now, isn’t it. You going to McCain on us, Mitt? Or are you going for the jugular.

Marcus on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

..a fad that will destroy this country.

michaelo on April 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

..especially meaningful for those who want to see Obama defeat Romney so they can realize their conservative nirvana in 2016. Between the SCOTUS being packed with two-three more liberal justices and the rising tide of non-taxpaying, mouth-breathing, mirror-foggers, this country will be toe-tagged and bagged well before another election rolls around.

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Why do they want to remove “Lunatic” from the lexicon just when we need it most?

Naturally Curly on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I remember as a young lad having my grandpappy tell me: “Never trust a man named Chaka Fattah. Never! Do ya hear me?”

I haven’t forgotten, pappy, I haven’t forgotten.

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Smart man that grandpappy of yours…

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM

This is precisely why they borrowed (printed gazillions) to buy votes from the middle class unemployed. The strategy is simple -destroy the economy, bribe the helpless workers with money and get re -elected with fear. The same strategy with the college loans that drug pushers use, give them some -make it easy and then you own them for life. Why did we tolerate the WH taking over education loans -the business of congress?

The answer is a complicit GOP – the echo party. They don’t mind living the lucrative high life of being number two.

Don L on April 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM

This is shocking ! Shocking !

Whats next, 1.2 million of fed workers rubber stamp voting the socialist Big Union/Big Govt. Candidate to save their jobs ?

oof and arrgh.

FlaMurph on April 27, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Fatah would know lots about entitlements and mooching.

GeorgieGirl9 on April 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The “right direction”? Sure. The percentage of 55 and under in the work force has dropped by 3%. There are 3 million less people in the work force this year than last year. The percentage of 55 and above in the work force is increasing, which tells me that Baby Boomers are not retiring, but trying to make more money now that they realize that their nest egg isn’t enough. Only 25% of those 16 – 20 are working. Good thing the farm owners can still use children who actually want to work hard. 50% of new graduates are unemployed or underemployed, which really means not making money to pay off the blown up loans created by the “University Industry” that has outpaced all other cost increases by a multiple of 5.

What is this “right direction” heading towards?

LoganSix on April 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

“We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.

Is this guy the head of the US Dept of the painfully obvious?

cajunpatriot on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Typical socialists. Get as many people reliant on the government as possible is their ultimate aim.

steve123 on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

We need more people on unemployment. It’s the only hope to get the economy going so we can get people off unemployment.

/Pelosi

mankai on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Dem Rep: Jobless will vote for Obama to keep benefits flowing

Not surprised..

Obama’s stash has a string attached….

Electrongod on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

ObaMao’s got a stash…

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Ah yes, a perfect plan . . . perpetuate the parasitic dependency of Obama voters. This poor sick Republic is in serious trouble.

rplat on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Twitter pundit Keder derisively notes, “Democrats would rather give you freebie ‘benefits’ then do anything useful that might actually help you find a job. I know this may be hard for @TheDemocrats to understand, but the unemployed don’t want ‘benefits.’ They want jobs.”

Are we sure about that? I know some folks on unemployment or welfare want a job, but it would be foolish to say that about everyone. Look at the huge spike in people getting disability benefits since Obama took office. You think there was a rash or injuries nationwide since 2009 or are there a bunch of folks out there looking to game the system?

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Obama’s stash has a string attached….

Electrongod on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Oh wait…

Electrongod on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

“We’re headed in the right direction…..”

“….of total dependency on government.”

(That was the unstated finish to that sentence.)

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

And this info came to me this morning via a Blue Cross/Blue Shield representative re Medicare:

Look clearly at the 2014 rate compared to the 2013 rate.

For those of you who are on Medicare, read the following. It’s short, but important and you probably haven’t heard about it in the Mainstream News:

“The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present
Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:

$104.20 in 2012

$120.20 in 2013

And

$247.00 in 2014.”

These are Provisions incorporated in the Obamacare Legislation, purposely delayed so as not to confuse the 2012 Re-Election Campaigns. Send this to all Seniors that you know, so they will know who’s throwing them under the bus.

onlineanalyst on April 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Yes, this POS represents my state….

Oh well, Georgia has the man who thinks Guam may tip
over, so I guess we still have a ways to go to reach
that depth of Ignorance……but the day is young…

ToddPA on April 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Because the cities already are where he and Obama wants the rest of the country to be: Welfare distribution centers populated by dependents.

wildcat72 on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

this country will be toe-tagged and bagged well before another election rolls around.

The War Planner on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Which is precisely what we told you “vote for the RINO” folks when McCain was delivered unto us by the GOP elite, but you keep falling for their good cop, worst cop trap.

Don L on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

We need more people on unemployment. It’s the only hope to get the economy going so we can get people off unemployment.

/Pelosi

mankai on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

No, I think the quote was “Unemployment is happiness.” /Pelosi

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

These scumbags really need to stop stealing from my kids.

forest on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The entitlement vote is real, and it’s going to benefit Democrats in exactly the manner Fattah warns here.

He wasn’t warning, he was bragging. Democrats like the entitlement culture. They think people should be proud to be on food stamps and unemployment insurance. And by extension, support the party that panders the most to some of the least productive and most dependent among us. And let me be clear here, I am not saying the unemployed want to be unproductive but their circumstances mean they are not contributing as much as they are taking from the system. The solution is clear and that is getting America back to work and that job can only start after the commies ruining this nation are run out of office.

Happy Nomad on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

The problem is that there probably will be a “moocher vote,”

Moochelle is proud.

Electrongod on April 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Obama should just go all out: abolish taxes altogether, and pay each person in America $10,000 a month.

Yes, that would be fiscally insane. However, out of every dollar we spend, we are borrowing or printing 42 cents.

I.e., we are already insane: abolishing taxes and paying each person $10,000 is just a matter of increasing the degree of our insanity.

HeatSeeker2011 on April 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Chaka Fattah – Sounds Greek to me.

Jabberwock on April 27, 2012 at 9:40 AM

onlineanalyst on April 27, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Is that a Medicare Advantage plan you’re referencing?

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Which is precisely what we told you “vote for the RINO” folks when McCain was delivered unto us by the GOP elite, but you keep falling for their good cop, worst cop trap.

Don L on April 27, 2012 at 9:38 AM

So your claim is that the primary voters didn’t actually cast any votes? Was there, like…a proclamation or something?

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Because he represents an urban Philadelphia district. Unfortunately, my district.

sadarj on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

That’s how Democrats think. Republicans will get the votes of those who have a job and those who want a job.

bflat879 on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I wonder what percentage of Chaka Con’s constituents are receiving benefits.

HumpBot Salvation on April 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Please excuse a question to start this string but does anyone know what nationality a Chaka Fattah background is?

What State does he represent?

Can you point me to a page where I can read his bio?

jarhead0311 on April 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaka_Fattah

Chaka Fattah (born Arthur Davenport…)

…Fattah came under fire from the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police for his repeated calls to grant a new trial to Mumia Abu-Jamal…

Fallon on April 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

“We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed or who eat dogs, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.

Fixed it for you, Chaka.

TXUS on April 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

The problem is that there probably will be a “moocher vote,” and not just in unemployment benefits. Rather than call it a “moocher vote,” a better and more accurate term would be the “entitlement vote.”

Exactly! Throw in Obama’s youth vote campaign—Obama, WH officials visit more than 130 universities, schools in massive campaign for young voters—and you’ve got the ultimate “moocher vote”.

Exit question for college students: Can you define the word “austerity”?

Rovin on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Because he represents an urban Philadelphia district. Unfortunately, my district.

sadarj on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

My condolences. Summer is almost here and the time will be right for more Chaka-style ethnic cleansing flash mob violence in Chakadelphia.

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

And, from the Wiki page:

2010 Race for US House
Chaka Fattah (D) (inc.), 89%
Rick Hellberg (R), 11%

2008 Race for US House
Chaka Fattah (D) (inc.), 89%
Chris Kunc (R), 11%

Fallon on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

I wonder what percentage of Chaka Con’s constituents are receiving benefits.

HumpBot Salvation on April 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

A. Since he represents an urban Philly district, I would say an extremely high percentage.

B. I like that Chaka “Con” reference. Very nice.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

And they will stay jobless.
Consuming but not producing.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Karl Marx.

esblowfeld on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Exit question for college students: Can you define the word “austerity”?

Rovin on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Austerity??

Is that like, ya know, somebody who lives like in Austria or something?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Is that like, ya know, somebody who lives like in Austria or something?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Umm, Australia. Duh.

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

And they will stay jobless.
Consuming but not producing.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Karl Marx.

esblowfeld on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Not when the US government eventually defaults on the debt. Then these leeches will be faced with 2 prospects:

1) The Fed monetizes the debt which renders those government checks worthless.

2) The government cuts or even eliminates benefits, leaving these moochers destitute and likely rioting and protesting ala the Greeks.

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Croce said it best:

You don’t tug on superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that ol lone ranger
And you don’t mess around with Chaka Fattah

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

ObaMao’s got a stash…

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Obama’s got a staph (infection), and its called build the dependency.

Bernanke is claiming that the unemployment rate will be down to 7.8% by the fourth quarter. Watch those numbers get manipulated for the election’s sake.

onlineanalyst on April 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Looking at wikipedia, his closest election since he went to Congress was 86%-14%. Evidently, this guy is untouchable.

Beyond that, I suspect his constituents have no problem with keeping the benefits flowing. Indeed, I’ll bet they see it as something they’ve been owed since birth–as reparations.

BuckeyeSam on April 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Umm, Australia. Duh.

cicerone on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Oh… That’s better, I thought for a moment there you were speaking Austrian…

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Chaka? Chaka Khan? hey future parents here are some nice boy names that you might want to try:

BOB, PHIL, ANTHONY, FRANK, JOE, PETER.

GhoulAid on April 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Croce said it best:

You don’t tug on superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that ol lone ranger
And you don’t mess around with Chaka Fattah

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Hmmmm, just doesn’t have the right rhythm.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

A classic, create dependence, use tax money, and pick up votes. So here unemployment is a good thing, more so because our media covers for Obama & the Dems. You know, “it could have been so much worse”.

arand on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

3) Homeless and hungry with no marketable skills.

cozmo on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Is that like, ya know, somebody who lives like in Austria or something?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Silly, it means to be in awe of a steer.

BuckeyeSam on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Exit question for college students: Can you define the word “austerity”?

Rovin on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The lives of Greeks

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

GhoulAid on April 27, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Anything but Sue!!

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Croce said it best:

You don’t tug on superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that ol lone ranger
And you don’t mess around with Chaka Fattah

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I have four words for you… William “cold cash” Jefferson….. IYKWIMAITYD

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Please excuse a question to start this string but does anyone know what nationality a Chaka Fattah background is?

What State does he represent?

Can you point me to a page where I can read his bio?

jarhead0311 on April 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I’m guessing American since his name used to be Arthur Davenport. Go to Wikipedia, it’s funny. His whole family changed their names, his mother is now “sometimes” called Queen Mother Fakka Fattah, or something. His family is creating a new “Boys Town” with their charity….

Night Owl on April 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Gotta give Dems credit. They don’t hide their agenda

Redford on April 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Hmmmm, just doesn’t have the right rhythm.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Actually, “Chaka Fattah” is Austrian for “Jim”, so you can sing it with the Croce lyrics and still have the same effect.

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

3) Homeless and hungry with no marketable skills.

cozmo on April 27, 2012 at 9:51 AM

That would be scenario #2 where they riot and protest in the streets. Believe me, the moochers aren’t just gonna go to some homeless shelter or get in a soup line.

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

His family is creating a new “Boys Town” with their charity….

Night Owl on April 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Barney Frank on the Board?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I wonder what percentage of Chaka Con’s constituents are receiving benefits.

HumpBot Salvation on April 27, 2012 at 9:42 AM

2010 Race for US House
Chaka Fattah (D) (inc.), 89%
Rick Hellberg (R), 11%

i have a guess

t8stlikchkn on April 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM

At least he is honest. That has been the Democratic strategy for 50 years, or one of 3:

1. Increase entitlements to the poor to get the poor vote.
2. Be pro-choice to get womens votes.
3. Change immigration from accepting the world’s best and brightest to just about anyone, so long as they vote Democrat.

Most of the Democratic base fits into one of these 3 categories.

But, as always, it is always great when Democrats tell the truth.

milcus on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Actually, “Chaka Fattah” is Austrian for “Jim”, so you can sing it with the Croce lyrics and still have the same effect.

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I learn something new on here everyday.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Thanks, Ed. Now, I can’t get that Chaka Khan tune–”I Feel for You”–out of my head.

BuckeyeSam on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

It’s not a “moocher vote”. It’s much worse than that. It’s the millions of people that have been made completely dependent on government largess because of government policies intended to make them that way. That’s the Democratic Party’s strategy for creating a “permamnent majority”. It works until the Democrats run out of other people’s money to spend and then it doesn’t work quite so well anymore.

eyedoc on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

obedience without complaint, or thought = your ration of thin soup & sawdust bread…

Welcome to the Dependency Gulag, comrade… and don’t forget to sign for your shovel.

CPT. Charles on April 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

And, from the Wiki page:

2010 Race for US House
Chaka Fattah (D) (inc.), 89%
Rick Hellberg (R), 11%
2008 Race for US House
Chaka Fattah (D) (inc.), 89%
Chris Kunc (R), 11%
Fallon on April 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

WOW! In a sane world, (given this guy’s level of intelligence) he shouldn’t have a chance of being elected assistant Dog Catcher, yet he get’s 89% of the vote.

Alabama Infidel on April 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Is that a Medicare Advantage plan you’re referencing?

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I don’t know. This info was all that came in the email.

A chunk of money is taken out of SS monthly to pay towards Medicare once a person on SS turns 65 though. I assumed that that was what the email was referring to.

onlineanalyst on April 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

It’s not a “moocher vote”. It’s much worse than that. It’s the millions of people that have been made completely dependent on government largess because of government policies intended to make them that way. That’s the Democratic Party’s strategy for creating a “permamnent majority”. It works until the Democrats run out of other people’s money to spend and then it doesn’t work quite so well anymore.

eyedoc on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

We’re getting rather close to that.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

The only tax I’d ever agree with is a poll tax.

OkieDoc on April 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Barney Frank on the Board?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

No, Mickey Rooney. And Father Flanagan.

BuckeyeSam on April 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

That would be scenario #2 where they riot and protest in the streets. Believe me, the moochers aren’t just gonna go to some homeless shelter or get in a soup line.

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

This.

Not exactly ITEOTWAWKI-Zombie-apocalypse but there will be a big spike in serious criminal activity when we exhaust all our lines of credit and are forced to turn off the ‘free stuff’ pipe.

Occupy is just the tip of the iceberg.

CorporatePiggy on April 27, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Barney Frank on the Board?

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Heh

Night Owl on April 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

His parents, David Fattah (born Russell Davenport) and Sister Falaka Fattah (born Frances Brown, also known as Queen Mother Falaka Fattah), are community activists in West Philadelphia, where they are building an “urban Boys’ Town” through their organization, the House of Umoja.

Oh yeah, this dude has gone full native, living the dream.

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Demonrats want to keep that deficit spending flowing. The Demonrats are currently deficit spending at OVER THREE TIMES the rate of deficit spending under Bush and the Republicans in the last Republican-majority fiscal year (FY 2007).

What they said:

After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

- New Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007

The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – #43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child. That’s irresponsible. It’s unpatriotic.

- Barack Obama
July 3, 2008

What they did… raise the national debt to over $15.6 Trillion now, and spending more in just the first four months of this fiscal year than Bush and the Republicans did in all of FY 2007.

ITguy on April 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Bishop on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

for some reason, whenever chaka fattah comes up, i think of farrah fawcett.

t8stlikchkn on April 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Doughboy on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

I doubt it.

They won’t get away with it if they try.

cozmo on April 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I don’t know. This info was all that came in the email.

A chunk of money is taken out of SS monthly to pay towards Medicare once a person on SS turns 65 though. I assumed that that was what the email was referring to.

onlineanalyst on April 27, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Nothing like a 100+% increase in premiums from one year to the next. And the Dems say its the GOP that wants to force seniors to choose between health care and eating dog food.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It’s not a “moocher vote”. It’s much worse than that. It’s the millions of people that have been made completely dependent on government largess because of government policies intended to make them that way. That’s the Democratic Party’s strategy for creating a “permamnent majority”. It works until the Democrats run out of other people’s money to spend and then it doesn’t work quite so well anymore.

eyedoc on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Then tens of millions of “no longer useful” idiots die. It’s the pattern that’s been repeated every time a communist regime takes over.

These people have no idea that they are the cattle.

wildcat72 on April 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Nothing like a 100+% increase in premiums from one year to the next. And the Dems say its the GOP Obama wants to force seniors to choose between health care and eating dog food.

Bitter Clinger on April 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Fix’d that for you.

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

for some reason, whenever chaka fattah comes up, i think of farrah fawcett.

t8stlikchkn on April 27, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Son, you need help…serious help. :-)

coldwarrior on April 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

At least now we know how they plan on campaigning in the poorest of areas.

How these people do not see this as modern-day slavery is beyond me.

goflyers on April 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

Why does Rep. Chaka Fattah still have a job?

SWalker on April 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Because he is using our tax dollars to buy the votes of his consituents.

Some unemployed want jobs. A lot don’t-like the guy in Pelosi’s daughter’s video, that doesn’t want a job-a career, maybe. Otherwise he’s really happy getting that welfare check.

Maybe this is Obama’s plan, keep enough people on the dole to get re-elected-spend the next 4 years livin’ large on the taxpayer’s dime, 20 more $500,000 vacations, 4 more Spring Breaks with 25 SS for daughter one, may a couple for daughter 2. Then, when the country is $25 trillion in debt, unemployment is 20%, Social Security and Medicare are bankrupt, China won’t lend us any more money-flee the country and go to one of the wonderful places in the world where he could get 70-80% of the vote. He and Michelle hate America. They’re fine with it imploding-possibly happy about it-as long as they get rich in the process-which they are.

talkingpoints on April 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

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