Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Food Stamp Cuts - Hard Central Truth Of "Conservatism"


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Food stamps will get cut by $5 billion this week -- and more cuts could follow. "[T]he food-stamp program is now set to downsize in the weeks ahead. There's a big automatic cut scheduled for Nov. 1, as a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus bill expires. That change will trim about $5 billion from federal food-stamp spending over the coming year. And that's not all: The number of Americans on food stamps could drop even further in the months ahead, as Congress and various states contemplate further changes to the program." Brad Plumer in The Washington Post


The hard central "fact" of contemporary "conservatism" is its persistent perception of a socio-economic (and racial) threshold above which people deserve government assistance, and below which people deserve to die. 
The sooner the better. 

Unless conservatives are showing the next n'er-do-well The Door of Doom, they just don't "feel right."

To allay this chthonic anxiety, they resort to Human Sacrifice, 
hoping that spilled blood will placate "the angry gods," including the one they've made of themselves.

Having poked their eyes out, they fail to see  that self-generated wrath creates "the gods" who hold them thrall. 

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