Thursday, May 3, 2012

FOOD STAMPS on the Republican Chop Block! (Food Stamp Maps and Statistics)

Have the Republicans embraced Ayn Rand's 'Atheist-Individualism' philosophy as their approach to Capitalism and Democracy in America? 

Has Rand's selfish, Corporatist greed logic (from her "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" Books) become the centerpiece of Republican doctrine? The anti-theses of Communism AND Christianity?

Given Republican recent budget proposals and attendant legislation to chop funding to government benefit and programs concerning Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Veterans benefits, Women's Health and other social-safety net American institutions, the argument that Ayn Rand's philosophy is now Republican dogma can be made.

House Speaker John Boehner Fails 'The Jesus Test'
Most recently Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner made the proposal to severely cut America's Food Stamp  Program and shunt the "saved" funds to  Defense Corporations and Weapons Manufacturers (to enhance profits and to "benefit the economy"). 

Right now more than 10% of the U.S. population accept Food Stamps for sustenance. With a decimated economy people need to eat. Families, children and the elderly NEED TO EAT! 

The following 2010 Info-Graph portrays the States percentages of those in the Food Stamps program. 




(Note: Rates have increased since these figures were published)



The Food Stamp program is but a small plank in the new Republican platform. But it does represent a part of the whole agenda in logic and deed. 

There are 'oppressions' worse than Socialism, Theocracy, and Communism. The Republicans may have found one of them.

J.

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