NYC Democrat: Let’s get real here, Republicans are only interested in cutting food stamps because they “just want people to starve”

posted at 1:21 pm on February 12, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The farm bill passed through the House two weeks ago with a vote of 251 yeas to 166 nays, with the nays composed of a slim majority of the Democratic coalition — and at least one of the opposing Democrats’ thought process on the matter went a little something like this, via CNS News:

I voted against the farm bill essentially because it contains $8 billion in cuts to the food stamp program. … That’s just immoral, frankly. I don’t see how we can do that. Not in this recession, where people can’t find jobs, we’re not extending unemployment insurance, and now we want to starve people? That’s wrong. … Any program, humans beings will find a way to have some fraud. We have plenty of protections to minimize the fraud. If Republicans wanted to say, let’s put in this extra protection, that extra protection, that would be something else. They’re just using that as an excuse. They just want people to starve, and it’s disgusting.

There you have it: The either/or moral choice between more food stamps, or more starvation. That’s it. Those are literally your only two options. Thank you, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, for putting things in such stark, intellectually bankrupt, and demagogic terms.

If Rep. Nadler and some of his fellow Democrats did care to tread a more honest path, he might mention that that $8 billion food-stamp cut is the grand-total reduction over a period of ten years, and that it amounts to a whopping one percent cut to a program whose enrollment has doubled since 2006 alone. I mean, can he hear himself? “In this recession, where people can’t find jobs”? …Right, and perhaps our now sustained pattern of metastasized federal spending and top-down market intervention is precisely the thing that’s keeping this “recovery” from gaining any steam. It couldn’t be that Republicans want to help people keep more of their own money and allow the economy to grow and create jobs from the bottom-up by reducing our snowballing debt-to-GDP ratio, could it? Instead of, you know, just unquestionably raising spending at every possible turn and counting on the “food stamps as stimulus“-effect that has so far miraculously failed to materialize?

I might also point out that, according to Rep. Nadler, the at least $750 million or so the USDA estimates in recent annual food-stamp fraud is just your average, run-of-the-mill, trivial level of inherent government waste, but the $800 million a year that will get cut out of the $75 billion+ program in the new bill is calamitous and downright “disgusting.” Odd disparity, that.


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“Not in this recession, where people can’t find jobs”

ObamaWreckovery for the win!

corona79 on February 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Coming from a guy whose neck overlaps his collar, that’s almost amusing.

CurtZHP on February 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

If Gerry Nadler doesn’t like food stamp cuts then, fine, name the cuts to some social program he would support. Waiting….

MTF on February 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

NYC Republican: Let’s get real here, Democrats are only interested in expanding food stamps because they “just want people to vote for the freeloader enablers”

redguy on February 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Congressman Stay-Puft doesn’t seem to be lacking for food.

As the great Kinnison once said, “Why don’t you feed him, Bob, you’re only five feet away!”

Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM

The blimp should stay away from food talk.

Schadenfreude on February 12, 2014 at 1:25 PM

This from a man who knows nothing about starving

rik on February 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Maybe that lumpy potato head should skip a few meals to help feed the poor.

HumpBot Salvation on February 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Time for “no neck” Nadler to get the boot by the voters. And yes, he voted for the Obamacare mess.

Amazingoly on February 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM

If Rep. Nadler and some of his fellow Democrats did care to tread a more honest path, he might mention that that $8 billion food-stamp cut is the grand-total reduction over a period of ten years, and that it amounts to a whopping one percent cut to a program whose enrollment has doubled since 2006 alone. I mean, can he hear himself?

A more honest path? Nadler?

Hello? Bueller, Bueller….

There is nothing honest or intellectually cogent in the rhetoric being promoted by dimwits like Nadler and their desire to expand the dependency trap they envision is their solution and path to continued electoral power.

Athos on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

They just want people to starve, and it’s disgusting.

When I am president, it will be illegal for anyone, at any time, to walk up and b1tchslap the everloving shit out of someone that says something so abjectly stupid.

The penalty for doing so, however, will only be a five cent fine for each instance.

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

“The GOP could use a guy like Nadler”.

Seriously, he’s set the bar on rhetoric, so let’s have the GOP return the favor.

aquaviva on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Coming from a guy whose neck overlaps his collar, that’s almost amusing.

CurtZHP on February 12, 2014 at 1:24 PM

He’s lost a lot of weight…he used to be unimaginably huge. But having less of him to love is a good thing. Nadler is an annoying unapologetic liberal, a near caricature of Leftist crud.

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

..and don’t forget, we like to Kill Giraffes too!

ToddPA on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Nadler’s one guy who looks like he’s never had to worry about food insecurity a day in his life. But then again, go to your local DSS office and see how many people there applying for assistance are obese.

#FirstWorldProblems

gryphon202 on February 12, 2014 at 1:28 PM

….and Shoot Wolves…oops, wrong thread.

ToddPA on February 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

I want people who CHOOSE to live on the dole instead of taking a job to starve, yes.

ConstantineXI on February 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

“Not in this recession, where people can’t find jobs”

I thought funemployment was now a thing again or something.

Doomberg on February 12, 2014 at 1:29 PM

When I am president, it will be illegal for anyone, at any time, to walk up and b1tchslap the everloving shit out of someone that says something so abjectly stupid.

The penalty for doing so, however, will only be a five cent fine for each instance.

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Why, that’s just pure awesome, that is.

Danke schoen!

Eric in Hollywood on February 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I wonder who he thinks is responsible for the need.

crankyoldlady on February 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Starvation, eh? Has he ever taken a good look at how fat everyone on food stamps seems to be???

JenBee on February 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM

NYC Democrat: Let’s get real here, Republicans are only interested in cutting food stamps because they “just want people to starve”

Wow, this is better than racism. I wonder if the DNC is going to go with this one? I hope so.

This says more about the stupidity of his constituents than it does about him. Remember Alan Grayson? He had to move to another district to get elected again. He got destroyed when he ran for re-election.

cajunpatriot on February 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

yeah that’s EXACTLY why.

Sachiko on February 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

NYC Democrat: Let’s get real here, Republicans are only interested in cutting food stamps because they “just want people to starve”

Damn! Who spilled the beans? Was it you Bishop?

Seriously, we have video of some worthless surfer dude bragging about how much he’s getting in food stamps from suckers like us and this fat bastard is whining about cutting fraud?

How about all these filthy Dem animals try to work at least half as hard in getting people jobs so they don’t need food stamps as they do in trying to expand entitlement programs.

Happy Nomad on February 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM

This is where the Republicans step up and say “Yes, he is right, we want Americans to starve, we want our mothers and fathers and children to starve…this is why the democrats are a joke, can’t be taken seriously. And the only response is a response in the same vein, a stupid foolish idiotic response. It has reached a point where we, all American’s, have to laugh at how foolish the democrats are sounding.” “A once great political party, reduced to this kind of rhetoric, what a shame”.

right2bright on February 12, 2014 at 1:35 PM

If only the preznit and the demorats would author some sort of massive spending bill to stimulate the economy, they could call it the Stimulus or something catchy like that, all our worries would be over.

Bishop on February 12, 2014 at 1:35 PM

And I might add, this guy could do a little “starving” himself…

right2bright on February 12, 2014 at 1:35 PM

They used to say Republicans just want children to starve, so that’s progress I guess.

Fenris on February 12, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Hey being hungry is just another way to avoid joblock and being a slave to wages. Why do you hate obamacare so much Nadler?

HumpBot Salvation on February 12, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Recently libfreeordie helpfully pointed out that welfare recipients manage to match 66% of the spending that non-welfare household put towards food.
 
Even better, they managed 40% of the entertainment budget.
 
Thanks again for the link, LFOD.

rogerb on February 12, 2014 at 1:38 PM

This pork belly is as dumb as a rock.

rplat on February 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Republicans are only interested in cutting food stamps because they “just want people to starve”

Not exactly correct. Republicans want our fat poor people to lose some weight. So they can live longer. And continue to vote for Democrats like that fat fook Jerry Nadler.

Nomennovum on February 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Shameless……politicians.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

PappyD61 on February 12, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Starvation, eh? Has he ever taken a good look at how fat everyone on food stamps seems to be???

JenBee on February 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Right–two of the biggest myths are that people are starving in this country (ever travel a 3rd-world country?) or that, even if they were, that altering food stamps (a cash transfer program) would have any effect at all.

Many of the parasites poor barter food stamps for the essentials of life–namely beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets.

Your tax dollars at work, even though the ones spending them are not.

Art Vandelay on February 12, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Damn ! . . . . . he’s on to us ….. now what’ll we do ?

listens2glenn on February 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM

The either/or moral choice between more food stamps, or more starvation. That’s it. Those are literally your only two options.

works for illegal immigration too, you’re either for open borders or you’re a xenophobic racist

and teh gays, you’re either for providing benefits or you’re a homophobe

and wimminz, you’re either for tax payer funded abortion on demand or you’re a against everything that can possibly associated with women including your wife and mother

any other notion they can peddle to their victimized masses

DanMan on February 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM

He kind of acts and looks like a trough buddy of Rep. King (NY).

DDay on February 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM

according to Rep. Nadler, the at least $750 million or so the USDA estimates in recent annual food-stamp fraud is just your average, run-of-the-mill, trivial level of inherent government waste, but the $800 million a year that will get cut out of the $75 billion+ program in the new bill is calamitous and downright “disgusting.”

Erika, sometimes you can be very cruel. It is one of the things I like best about you.

butch on February 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

LFOD.

rogerb on February 12, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Hmm. That’s only one letter off from FOAD…

Lanceman on February 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Damn ! . . . . . he’s on to us ….. now what’ll we do ?

listens2glenn on February 12, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Who left the playbook at the coffee shop?

When the public finds out we want their kids to work in the coal mines and drink polluted water…it’s going to be bad.

HumpBot Salvation on February 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Still waiting for the Summer of Recovery! to start.

Wander on February 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Na, just you tubby.

Gatsu on February 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM

He should’ve had REP. Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut
beside him, and she could’ve chimed in,
“Yeah, and they like to beat ugly women too, which is
what they did to me”

ToddPA on February 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Cut all the Congressional perks and use the savings there for SNAP.

Oh, wait, that’s racist.

22044 on February 12, 2014 at 1:52 PM

He’s lost a lot of weight…he used to be unimaginably huge. But having less of him to love is a good thing. Nadler is an annoying unapologetic liberal, a near caricature of Leftist crud.

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

He’s still packing enough pounds on his only-slightly-taller-than-Robert-Reich body so that the idea of Nadler complaining about people starving makes you wonder if Jerold’s definition of ‘starving’ is over or under 10,000 calories a day.

jon1979 on February 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM

“Sorry Pete, I know we’re knin and all, but dey got this deprecession on. I got to do for me an’ mine!”

BKeyser on February 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Why am I getting a mental image of Carrie Fisher being chained up to this dude?

HumpBot Salvation on February 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

He’s still packing enough pounds on his only-slightly-taller-than-Robert-Reich body so that the idea of Nadler complaining about people starving makes you wonder if Jerold’s definition of ‘starving’ is over or under 10,000 calories a day.

jon1979 on February 12, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Athlete intake without athlete lifestyle.

22044 on February 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the next….. Anthony Weiner!

ExpressoBold on February 12, 2014 at 1:59 PM

If Rep. Nadler and some of his fellow Democrats did care to tread a more honest path

Honest and Democrat are mutually exclusive.

Someone should ask that tool how much harm Obamacare is doing to those same people. Even if they qualify for a subsidy to their insurance premium, how much new out of pocket $$ are they going to pay for deductables?

BacaDog on February 12, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Let’s be honest: If Nadler were from any other state than NY, he’d be a no-name backbencher.

royal flush on February 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

OT

Schoolbus Ray Nagin was just convicted in New Orleans of 20 charges. Conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, etc.

Up the river.

Del Dolemonte on February 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Folks, we’ve found the food stamp fraud right here. There’s no way a guy this portly could possibly not be gaming the system.

brentspolemics on February 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

OT: Newsflash:

Nagin guilty on 20 of 21 charges.

NOMOBO on February 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Says a guy who sustains on so much pork his head looks like a canned ham. Wonder he could lift it out of the trough long enough to take a breath and say something so ignorant.

Buttercup on February 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Why am I getting a mental image of Carrie Fisher being chained up to this dude?
HumpBot Salvation on February 12, 2014 at 1:56 PM

For me, it was more Pizza the Hut, but I like the way you think.

brentspolemics on February 12, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Did they report which political party he’s a member of?

Athos on February 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Rep. Nadler 10 pound brain.

/sarc

freedomfirst on February 12, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Let’s get real here, Democrats are only interested in screwing their base because they “just want to stay elected”

CiLH1 on February 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Schoolbus Ray Nagin was just convicted in New Orleans of 20 charges. Conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud, etc.

Up the river.

Del Dolemonte on February 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

So it goes in the Chocolate City (and D.C., Detroit, etc)

This will probably only enhance his inner-city political bona fides (see Barry, Marion)

Art Vandelay on February 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM

What’s disgusting is the appalling ignorance of so many of our politicians these days.

RebeccaH on February 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM

We should starve Congress. These people are a joke.

RDE2010 on February 12, 2014 at 2:32 PM

The worst possible choice the Democratics could have made for someone to address the nation on foodstamps. Other than Moochie that is.

slickwillie2001 on February 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM

We want to starve people by making them weigh in over 250 pounds each.

jukin3 on February 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Yeah, this fathead looks like HE’S starving.Just another example that demagoguery rules and truth sucks hind tit.

vnvet on February 12, 2014 at 2:35 PM

He doesn’t realize that the reason we’re trying to starve the people is out of compassion. It’s to put them out of their misery before the liberals’ policies take full force.

While the liberals would love to starve the entire country of energy just to support their enviro-whacko base. That will lead to the entire country living in the dark from dusk ’til dawn and dying of hypothermia during winter, or hyperthermia in the summer.

What a bunch of hypocritical lunatics!

ZeusGoose on February 12, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Who is this fat doofus?

bluegill on February 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Have any Republicans demanded an apology? They should. Nadler has a right to believe that Republican policies would lead to more starvation (I think it’s nonsense, but different people have different economic theories), but he does not have a (moral) right to believe that Republicans want people to starve. That is simply a scurrilous false accusation, and he needs to be called on it. Something has to be done about politicians who don’t care whether what they say is true or not.

ajb3 on February 12, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Democrats, always and forevermore the Slave Plantation party.

Keep voting democrat reprobates!

Murphy9 on February 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM

If the Federal Government didn’t spend food-stamp money on TV and radio ads encouraging people to sign up for food stamps, they would have enough money to feed the people who need them.

Besides, anybody ever notice the wastelines waistlines of people paying for groceries with food stamps? Some of them could starve for a week and end up much healthier!

Steve Z on February 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

If Rep. Nadler and some of his fellow Democrats did care to tread a more honest path…

Yeah, that ain’t gonna happen. If they were to take a more honest path, they’d have to turn their backs on liberalism.

pwrefugee on February 12, 2014 at 2:53 PM

A Gimmiecrat known as Fat Jerry
With a countenance really quite scary
He pronounced us all haters
While he scarfed up some taters
Then he ate every cow at the dairy.

His reasoning stunningly facile
Who needs intellectual hassle?
“They don’t want youse to eat!”
Not one Dairy Queen treat!
Take your SNAP, you’ll like being a vassal!

Poor Jerry he isn’t too bright
His brainpower ever so slight
Disagree? You’re a Nazi!
Were probly in ROTC!
To him, it’s just all black and white.

cosifantutte on February 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM

He’s lost a lot of weight…he used to be unimaginably huge. But having less of him to love is a good thing. Nadler is an annoying unapologetic liberal, a near caricature of Leftist crud.

JetBoy on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

So now, instead of looking like a beach ball, he looks like a partially deflated beach ball.

CurtZHP on February 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Dear Mr Nadler:

GFY and I mean that sincerely

307wolverine on February 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Every food stamp receipt that is cut off will result in one less parasitic voter for the Democrats. This is not rocket science.

rplat on February 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

So now, instead of looking like a beach ball, he looks like a partially deflated beach ball.

CurtZHP on February 12, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Aye. On a trampoline he could slap himself to death.

slickwillie2001 on February 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Perhaps Nadler can explain why, AFTER 5 YEARS of the Obamassiah, people still can’t find work.

GarandFan on February 12, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Who is this fat doofus?

bluegill on February 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Rep Fat Doofus (D-NY)

Buttercup on February 12, 2014 at 4:03 PM

By golly Nadler and his progressive democrats have finally hit the nail on the head, exposed those nasty republicans for what they really are.
Repubs want grandma & grandpa starved or frozen to death (which ever is cheaper); they want the children stupid, sick and enslaved; they want women pregnant, in bed or in the kitchen (all three if possible); they want every real man packin heat, and all the girly men loading high capacity magazines.
Progressive democrats have everybody’s best interest at heart.

lel2007 on February 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Aye. On a trampoline he could slap himself to death.

slickwillie2001 on February 12, 2014 at 3:47 PM

And as disgusting as that would look, I’d still pay real money to watch.

CurtZHP on February 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Whew am I relieved! I was getting bored of throwing Grandma off the cliff over and over that I almost became “good” and stated “feeling” (what a disgusting thought) for the the poor and needy. I’m glad I can get the support I need to stay strong in my racism.

UnstChem on February 12, 2014 at 4:19 PM

When I am president, it will be illegal for anyone, at any time, to walk up and b1tchslap the everloving shit out of someone that says something so abjectly stupid.

The penalty for doing so, however, will only be a five cent fine for each instance.

Midas on February 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM

“Illegal” nothin’!

It should be not only legal…but mandatory!

With a $25 fine for anyone within 50 feet of someone saying something so abjectly stupid NOT bitchslapping the everlovin’ shit out of him.

Solaratov on February 12, 2014 at 4:21 PM

In the same line of “not working is an unexpected benefit of Obamacare” – Democrats have yet to realize that not eating is a GOOD thing! By eating less, there will be a surplus of food, less need for farmers to produce agricultural products, like corn for consumption purposes which can therefore be directed towards ethanol production for cars, which would in turn stop AGW and the seas would rise. Then Obama can claim he did’t lie. Do I have to explain all this to them?!

HughJass on February 12, 2014 at 4:42 PM

In the same line of “not working is an unexpected benefit of Obamacare” – Democrats have yet to realize that not eating is a GOOD thing! By eating less, there will be a surplus of food, less need for farmers to produce agricultural products, like corn for consumption purposes which can therefore be directed towards ethanol production for cars, which would in turn stop AGW and the seas would rise. Then Obama can claim he did’t lie. Do I have to explain all this to them?!

HughJass on February 12, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Unintended consequence thinking, a byproduct of Critical Thinking, is too hard for liberals they miss out when it would benefit them.

UnstChem on February 12, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Who the heck remembers when Barack Obama diverted $4.5 billion in funds from SNAP to Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Program or when President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 and paid for it partly by a $2.2 billion in cuts to food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – beginning in November 2013. Probably no one.

BelleStarre on February 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

What a friggin. moron. They lack a valid rebuttal, so it’s time to get idiotic.

RdLake on February 12, 2014 at 8:01 PM

There is certainly one thing for sure. Nadler isn’t starving overall, but his brain must be oxygen deprived. Does he really believe that stuff spewing from his pie hole? No one else does.

yathink on February 12, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Funny stuff, coming from a guy who’s mass effects planetary axial precession.

S. D. on February 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM