I read this article with mounting disbelief.
Call me naïve, but I had no idea that ANY military family qualified for food stamps and didn’t congress just recently gut the hell out of the food stamp program AGAIN? We all remember last November when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) expired and this resulted in a food stamp benefits drop for nearly 47 million Americans. And with the recent signing into law, by Emperor Despot Obadroner, of the new Farm Bill, this put even more of a hurting on families who were already suffering food shortages and who were going hungry or lining up at food banks.
Somebody, ANYBODY tell me how in unholy hell can those rats in Washington go to sleep at night and not see visions of gaunt faced Americans, moaning because their stomachs are growling and many of them have, are or did serve in the U.S. military? Seriously? Is this how you ‘thank’ someone for their ‘service’ to this fucked up country? By sending them a message that they can, “go eat cake?” I cannot wrap my head around the unmitigated hypocrisy that is displayed by our so-called representatives. Did those of you with TVs not notice what a huge round of applause an injured serviceman with limbs missing, received at the SOTU by the same shits that basically told him to “go eat shit?!!!? We’re done with you and even if we’re not, you can still just go eat shit!!
As for Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, are they not on a mission to ‘help’ our military personnel? Well, aren’t they?
“So in April 2011, the first lady and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, decided to act, forming “Joining Forces,” to bring attention to the unique needs and strengths of America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
I won’t be satisfied — nor will my husband — until every single veteran and military spouse who wants a job has one. All of you deserve nothing less. Nothing less,” Mrs. Obama said.”
Uh…Mrs. Obama? They did indeed receive LESS and less is not the new MORE. They got less food stamps because congress decided they didn’t need them and your husband the emperor, signed it into law. So, if as you say, you “won’t be satisfied—nor will YOUR husband, Despot Obadroner be satisfied—until EVERY SINGLE VETERAN AND MILITARY SPOUSE has a job,” then why is it that if they do(and I don’t think they do)have a job, they still need food stamps and they’re even now getting LESS of those? You got some ‘splaining to do, see, ‘cause this is what I read today.
“Military families, military retirees and others with shopping privileges on military bases redeemed nearly $104 million worth of food stamps at commissaries in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That’s a 5 percent increase from 2012 and the highest it’s ever been.
Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that provides financial and emergency assistance to some of the country’s lowest-paid service members received 2,968 emergency requests for food help, nearly three times the number in 2008.”
New soldiers earn about $20,000 annually(Wow! Put your life on the line for your country and you can expect to get paid TOP dollar, oh yes you can. This is ‘change that will land you in the food stamp line after which you must then head to the food shelf line.)
The unemployment rate for military spouses ages 18-24 was a whopping 30 percent in 2012. (But, but I thought that the unemployment rate stands at 6.6%. Thirty percent, six percent? Somebody’s lying like a rug.)
Congress recently cut funding for the food stamp program — which impacts military and civilian families. Meanwhile, Military Times reports that the Pentagon is considering raising prices at commissaries.
Raise the prices at the commissaries? Raise the prices at the commissaries? Are they for real? Has anybody at the Pentagon read a newspaper? They don’t know that food stamps have been cut? And signed into law by Despot Obadroner-in-chief? Stop the goddamn presses! Oh, my bad, somebody obviously did!
Servicemen and women and to your spouses, your government thanks you so very much for your sacrifice, we do indeed, and we show you just how much by spouting bullshit about how we’re going to make sure that each and every one of you has a job although 30 percent of you are unemployed and we are going to make sure that you have everything that you need which is why we are going to cut your allotment of food stamps and then we are going to raise the price of that food that you buy on the base.
Now see how much we care about you? We care deeply about our cannon fodder, we really do. We are so sorry that you have missing limbs. We are so sorry that many of you have lost your mind. We are so sorry that you have been on endless deployments but that cannot be helped because as you know, we must depose legitimate rulers in foreign lands and we need you while the CIA is training those rebel forces better known to you as the enemy, al-Qaeda. We need boots on the ground, everywhere. And if by chance you come back home, please remember to bring any and all of your rations because we’ve cut your food stamp benefits and the cost of food at the base stores is going up! Thank you for your service! Ain’t American ‘exceptionalism’ fucking grand??!
And god damned the United Snakes of Amurderer because we are exceptional!