Half of Democrats Voted to Cut Food Stamps - Pelosi Absent

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    Jan 31, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/house/2/31

    Pelosi (former Speaker of the House, and possible future Speaker if the Democrats win in 2014) chose the cowardly way out, and did not vote on the bill which cut food stamps (or else she thinks that the extremely poor are getting too much to eat, despite studies to the contrary). If she had any real leadership abilities, she should have been leading the democrats to vote down the cuts. Instead almost half of the democrats voted to cut food stamps for the poor, in order to subsidize the income of millionaire farmers. One wonders why they bother to run as democrats? If Obama weren't a coward, he would veto the bill when it gets to him. But he is, and he won't. As usual, on economic issues, he will be acting on behalf of big business (corporate agriculture in this case), just like the republicans he supposedly opposes.
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    Jan 31, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
    Contrast that with this and you'll see how the media distorts the news:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3657634


    As if there aren't millions of examples already...