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Throw ‘Em Out


Friday, September 27, 2013

The actions of the Republican-dominated House are so damaging that we must face the fact that the Republican Party has become more of a threat to our nation than the terrorists we have been fighting. How could anyone vote for hunger in America? How could anyone vote to cut funds for food, education, and child care when children are the future of our nation?

Last week the Tea Party Republicans cut $40 billion from the federal food stamp program (known as SNAP), which will push some four million people into hunger and poverty. The Republican-dominated House passed a spending bill that would continue painful cuts in housing, education, senior meals, unemployment benefits, and a whole lot more. And it would stop funding for the Affordable Care Act. They don’t care that the recovery hasn’t reached millions of people who still need jobs and basics like health care and food.

Two days later the House added $20 billion to the military budget. How can they coddle the military corporations while our own people are going hungry? Pentagon programs like the F-35 and other wasteful programs have cost us hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet the House added an unrequested $20 billion to the military budget!

Tea Party Republicans are like the Vandals who sacked Rome or the Nazis who burned the Reichstag. Unable to contribute anything, they obstruct our government and threaten our democracy. If the Congress won’t throw them out, it is up to us at the next election to defend the United States from this vile contagion.

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