It is unconscionable that Republicans in this Congress are so bereft of empathy, knowing that Americans are suffering; that most of the recovery went to the top 1/10 of 1% of the population while everyone else is struggling to find work in a post industrial, finance based economy, where people must retrain to handle the new technology that domestic industry demands.
Most all of the recipients of food assistance (SNAP) are working families, elderly retirees, disabled individuals, veterans (many of whom are either homeless, disabled or both), with very few of them totally dependent on such assistance to subsist, and even those people are barely surviving.
Instead of passing the POTUS; jobs act, which would lessen the expenditure of these programs since it would add to the tax base, republicans again side against logic and pass these Draconian measures designed to destroy what little of the Middle Class there is, primarily because their sole goal is to fund themselves and their rich friends. Gone is the party of so-called balanced government spending, replaced by a GOP controlled by greed, avarice and abject evil.
Despite their vast, nationwide expenditures to combat the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), and despite their nationwide attempts to deny whole segments of the population the right to vote, making them all but pay a poll tax (added costs for transportation and the procurement of "proper documentation" to get the right ID to vote), Republicans will fail in 2014 and if I live that long, I will relish the day when they fall and go the way of the Whigs---into oblivion where they belong.
Evil is as evil does. And so it goes.
Be cool, be nobody's fool and don't dismiss the bliss. (tm)