Newt Gingrich caught a lot of flack when he labeled President Obama the “food stamp President.”
“If you are the Republicans you should say we have more people on food stamps today than ever before in history. President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. We need a program to put 14 million Americans back to work.
We are committed to creating jobs.
The Democrats are committed to killing jobs.
You decide which future you want, paychecks or food stamps?
Republicans shouldn’t flinch because Democrats yell class warfare. Republicans shouldn’t blink and run for the hills. They ought to be calm and say this is the Obama depression it is going to get worse under his policies and we ought to change it now.”
Well – he was right then and he is right now.
Sadly the Americans he’s crushing now are our military heroes.
Food stamp redemption at military grocery stores, or commissaries, has nearly doubled since the beginning of the “Great Recession,” topping out at $103.6 million in fiscal 2013, from $31.1 million in 2008.
The military members likely to be on food stamps are those at the bottom of the ranks with children, where base pay — not including housing or food — for a new soldier with a spouse and child is about $20,000.
With housing and food allowances, an Army private with two years experience would make about $40,000.
So let’s recap our priorities.
So while our military men and women are risking their lives around the world only to come home and be forced to live on food stamps – slacker wastes are living on the beach eating lobster. It just doesn’t seem fair, does it? We need to force our politicians to reprioritize how they spend our welfare tax dollars. Our soldiers deserve better pay, and those lowlife slackers don’t deserve a thin dime of welfare money.
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