“It’s a great day in America.” He said while he has been in favor of the
overall law and what it does, he did not feel it went far enough. He
said if elected, he will “work to strengthen” the act.
“Not only are taxes enormous, but unemployment is above 8 percent,” Cummings said.
“This decision will reawaken the electorate and those Americans who
not only want government out of their lives, but also, who refuse to
give the IRS even more power than it already has,” she added. “This
decision is a rallying cry to elect those of us who will repeal this law
and reform our Byzantine tax code."
The President's executive order on immigration and deportation
He said he’s not for granting amnesty, but he’s also not for rounding up illegals and deporting them.
“This is America. We don’t put 12 million human beings in boxcars and
ship them to the coast to be put on freighters. We don’t do that in
this country,” Cartwright said.
Cartwright called the president’s order “a stop-gap measure. I’m not
thrilled with it” but it moves the issue ahead until Congress can come
together to do the same.
“It’s unbelievable that he did it. It can’t stand … It’s appalling that
he does the things that he does but it’s not surprising.”
Laureen has set a goal of raising $400, 000 by September and has about $5500 in the bank. Her last FEC report said she raised $300. Matt will not have a problem raising money. Matt said he is not ready to support marriage equality yet but we expect him to get there and suggested using a mobile office to offer constituent services.
I would like to hear what the candidates think of Food Stamps. Andrew may have asked but it didn't make the column inch cut by the editors.
I know people re-post all sorts of things on Facebook. I know I do it but when I do I agree with the idea. This thing is flying around all the right wing sites including our own Pittston Politics. So does Laureen think that a mother looking for a way to feed her kids in hard times is akin to a wild animal looking for a handout?
I know people who have to use food stamps to feed their families and
they are not buying prime rib and lobsters. Most of them work in low
paying jobs and are not proud of having to rely on a government a
program just to eat, but you got to feed the kids. Sure there are some
bad actors who will abuse the system but most of them don't.
I was growing up my family had to use food stamps from time to time
because my father went from one shit job to another and was always being
laid off. I cringed when my mother pulled out the food stamp book at
to pay for the groceries and hoped that none of my classmates spotted
us. I skipped the free lunch at school because of the stigma attached and the razzing that would ensue. It really sucks to be poor in this country, then and now.