Dennis Kucinich: When I was hungry, you gave me food, not a tax break + Jerrold Nadler

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Updated: June 15 added another video

 on Jun 14, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House floor to defend the food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in need, citing our history of a compassionate nation.

“When I was hungry, you gave me food. You didn’t give me war. You didn’t give me a tax break; you didn’t give me an oil depletion allowance. When I was hungry, you gave me food.”

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“This Is The Most GUTLESS Institution!” Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

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Updated

Fighting the Immoral Cuts to Food Aid for Low-income Women and Children

 on Jun 15, 2011

Congressman Nadler opposes Republican efforts to cut food assistance for low- and moderate-income women, infants, and children (the WIC program). Nearly 50% of babies born each year in the U.S. rely on WIC to get a healthy start in life. Yet Republicans, who oppose extending unemployment benefits to those most in need, now want to remove vital support for the families of the unemployed. This bill says: “let them starve.”

Shockingly, at the same time that Republicans want to let vulnerable women and children starve, they are promoting tax breaks for billionaires and oil companies. If, instead, we were to halt these unnecessary tax giveaways for just one week, we could reverse these terrible cuts to the WIC program.

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3 thoughts on “Dennis Kucinich: When I was hungry, you gave me food, not a tax break + Jerrold Nadler

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  3. Since when has this been a compassionate nation? Gulf I, Vietnam, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia today. And a century ago, the creation of the Federal Reserve Act, so that the Fed could totally control the expansion or contraction of credit and money. It dutifully used those stolen constitutional powers to create the Bolshevik Revolution, World Wars I and II, the Great Depressions of the late 1920’s and the 1937 Depression, plus scores of other recessions, booms to busts, speculation on prices of essential commodities like food and gas, and so on…. The working class, middle class, poor, infirm and aged of this country may undeerstand compassion, but the people who run it understand one thing: murdering anyone who gets in the way of their greed.
    Best regards,
    Jerry Mazza, NYC,
    Associate Editor,
    http://www.intrepidreport.com.

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