Charlie Sykes had a "best seller" a while back called "A Nation of Moochers", which drew tremendous interest whenever he spoke about it. I think Sykes had it wrong(like usual)! We are a nation of CRETINS not Moochers!
Let me present my case:
1. We are closing schools in the poorest areas of the country, not just a school but now we are closing SCHOOL DISTRICTS!
2. In Wisconsin, not only did we pass a bipartisan bill telling the poor WHAT they can buy with their food stamps, now we are trying to kick half the people off of the program!
As Glenn Grothman says - “That’s why I’m for it,” Grothman said. “Maybe they’ll leave the state to boot. Use that quote.”3. In Oklahoma, a tea party member is charged with blackmailing a state Senator.
4. In Virginia a GOP candidate for Attorney General has introduced a bill forcing women to report miscarriages to police!
5. The MOST Egregious act of the bunch is after yesterdays devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma, the two Oklahoma Senators are playing political game with disaster relief!
Before the final body count has even come in (which currently stands at 51, with officials telling the medical examiner’s office to expect at least 40 more) a pathetic excuse for a human being, GOP Senator Tom Coburn, will apparently require offsets to spending before he votes in favor of disaster relief for the areas of Oklahoma devastated by tornadoes on Monday.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Even with 20 children confirmed dead, along with 31 others (as of 12:30 am CDT), and countless others with their lives destroyed, this sorry excuse for a human is already playing politics with the lives of Americans who are in desperate need of help.
When did this country become one that only helps its citizens when the “proper budget cuts” have been made?
These are elected officials and supposed "leaders" of our community and our country! Who elects these people, since when has it been ok to leave our fellow Americans stranded in times of need? Since when has "balancing the budget" trumped taking care of fellow Americans? Since when have we accepted this as the new normal?
This aerial photo shows the remains of homes hit by a massive tornado in Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013. A tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school. (Steve Gooch/AP Photo)