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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’morning from Happy Larryville, GN!

Mac --

I wish that certain Walmart customers were as swift and agile as teh women in teh thread GIF. 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
7 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

Mac -- that would be the perfect thread pic for a Monday.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Good morning, guys.

Feels like winter out here; cold and drippy.

Other than that, I got nothing.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
7 years ago

Actually I do have something else that’s been grating on me for the last week. Hot Air lays the foundation: “The “subsidies will cover the difference” response also doesn’t address a fundamental truth about ObamaCare: it’s making everything more expensive, not just premiums.”

This argument that it’s OK to lose your current health insurance plan because it was not good enough (as determined by the federal govt) and obtain a new one at a higher cost because the govt will pick up the difference. Did these people ever think that just maybe some people want to pay what they can afford, that they don’t want govt assistance? That fundamentally we not only distrust the govt, but that we still see a stigma attached to govt handouts? I know that’s old fashioned thinking, but there you go.

Off to work; try not to kill anything today, Fatwa!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Off to work; try not to kill anything today, Fatwa!

I make no promises. 😉

I wonder if Friday will be an “interesting” day:

Food stamp recipients face a massive benefit cut set to kick in when stimulus funds expire Friday. The nationwide cut “is equivalent to about 16 meals a month for a family of three,” according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis using the USDA’s “Thrifty Food Plan.” CBPP called the roughly $5 billion annual cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “unprecedented” in “depth and breadth.”

“If you look across the world, riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food,” Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon Monday. Purvis said that the looming cut would mean about 76 million meals “that will no longer be on the plates of the poorest families” in NYC alone – a figure that outstrips the total number of meals distributed each year by the Food Bank for New York City, the largest food bank in the country. “There will be an immediate impact,” she said.

Attempt to distract everyone from the POSOTUSCare clusterfark?

“We were all told that these cuts for November 1 would not happen,” said Purvis. When “they decided they were going to take from some of the increases to food stamps” to fund First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program, she told Salon…

Heh.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I tried, Sven…oh how I tried.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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