Don't Call it War
By Charles Kunkle Jr.
The latest wonderful news from our good friends the Republican Party? Let's cut Food Stamps, Medicare, Meals on Wheels, Cancer Research and Screening, so we can put more money into Defense! Its good to know they are so worried about our safety.
My question is, exactly who is we need to be protected from? You say we need a Star Wars type missile defense system on the East Coast to protect us from Iranian Nuclear Bombs? Iran does not HAVE nuclear bombs people, and if a nation like North Korea can't make a missile that can actually get off the ground without exploding, just how dangerous can a place like Iran be?
But whether you believe we are in serious danger from Iran or not, you have to wonder about the idea of cutting off the programs they want to cut to pay for the increased military spending... what's the point really? If you strip the American People of everything they need to live a decent life, what is there to protect?
We can't tax the rich folks who actually HAVE things that they want protected... no, we should cut all programs that assist those who have no other options, so that when the bombs do start falling, the people who end up dead were not worth anything anyway.
But its so much worse.
I was watching one of the news programs on msnbc. They were interviewing one of the Republican Representatives on why he had voted to restore the military cuts at the expense of social programs. They also showed some footage, I believe it was some of this man's actual campaign footage, where he was delivering "Meals on Wheels"... so you KNOW he knows what Meals on Wheels does, who they help.
When asked why he wanted to cut the funding for Meals on Wheels, his response was this: "I want these people to get out of poverty, to get good jobs". Remember that this man has actually gone out, house to house, delivering these "free meals" to the people who qualify for them. So he definitely KNOWS, beyond any doubt, who receives these meals.
And who then, receives "Meals on Wheels"? Who are these people getting a free hand out they do not deserve? Eighty and ninety year olds who cannot go shopping for themselves! These are the horrible, lazy bums that need to get off their asses and go to work! Your arthritic grandmother, your father with Alzheimer's... the old lady in the walker who takes twenty minutes to make it to her mailbox and another twenty to walk back.
But it gets so much worse!
The Republicans KNOW that the Senate is NEVER going to pass this bill. And even if by some unbelievable freak the Senate would pass it, The President will NEVER sign it into law, and they certainly do not have the votes to override his veto. So why even spend time on such a bill?
You know its a big waste of time... and its not even a political move... it does NOT make your party look better, or give them some advantage down the road. It makes you look like greedy, stupid, wasteful, close-minded idiots!
But it gets so much better!
Personally I thank them for this, because each and every time they do some stupid, self-serving, cater-to-the-rich and the TEA party fanatics, they lose more and more of the general population. So I say keep up the great work Republicans, keep on showing us who you really work for...
Oh and yeah, its so wrong for anyone to call their behavior a "War on the Poor"