Friday, July 20, 2012

Sarah Steelman Exposes Stupidity

... her own.

Keep in mind, this is the woman who doesn't know what our minimum wage is, though she sure has a strong opinion about keeping it there.  This is the woman who said she would vote "no" on increasing help for families who needed help during a time when the best financial planning wasn't enough to save homes. Now she's at it again.

The bill reinstates three emergency livestock programs that could help farmers in Missouri recover from the drought. Steelman said Wednesday she is still opposed to the bill because it spends too much money on special projects and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps.
“I would have voted against the farm bill because it’s too much waste,” Steelman said during a campaign event Wednesday at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center.
Looks like hungry folks who can't afford food are a waste.  This drought will send food prices soaring, putting folks who are just barely making it into not having enough.  Cut aid for people who are already on the brink and what's that spell?  H-U-N-G-E-R.  There's a lot of those hungry people in Missouri, where every single county has been declared a natural disaster by the USDA.  You know, those guys who know a hell of a lot about how farming and agriculture.

Steelman is so clueless she points to the soaring rise of food aid without realizing it's the number of people who are forced to rely on food stamps to eat enough to be productive at work.

Still think it's a good idea to vote unanimously to prevent fair pay for women?  To deprive half of our workers of the right to fair pay is criminal, yet the GOP was more worried about businesses suffering from the burden than they were for the women who work their asses off for less.  Steelman is against raising minimum wage for the same reason.  Businesses are people, too.  Real people can just suck it up and take one for the team.

I'd laugh if I didn't want to beat my head against a wall.

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