On Monday during a photo opportunity for the Hunger Fast Coalition, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the Republican budget will force seniors into starvation. The former House Speaker also used "the Gospel" to justify more government spending.
"In one of the bills before us, six million seniors are deprived of meals -- homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground three million seniors not receiving meals? I don't think so. We've got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don't think the American people want any one of those six million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it."
"When I hear you speak about this issue, of course it's the Gospel of Matthew: When I was hungry, he gave me to eat and the rest of it goes on. And when I hear Reverend Wallis talk about priorities, I can't help but think about the fact that in these same budgets, we are talking about, they give tens of billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil to drill when they are making a trillion dollars over 10 years in profits, that we are giving tax breaks to companies to send jobs overseas. We're doing that as we say to seniors, homebound seniors: "You no longer will have food coming to you in your homes."
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:15 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Answer by sopranomommy at 4:16 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
Didn't she also say at one point something like "we have to pass a bill to see what's in it.", and when promoting obamacare "how great it would be for artists to just be able to concentrate on their art and not have to worry about paying for health care". She just talks to hear the sound of her own voice. I doubt that anyone really takes anything she says seriously.
Answer by meooma at 4:19 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
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Answer by sopranomommy at 4:46 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
She is bring out their old and tired playbook, they have been saying this for about 60 years now.
Seems like they could come up with something new.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 4:56 PM on Apr. 5, 2011
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Answer by LoriKeet at 5:10 PM on Apr. 5, 2011