DeLauro Defends Food Stamps Again

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): A regular issue brought up by DeLauro is a defense of food stamps, and on Friday she took to Twitter to say:

Wrong 2 cut food stamps for Americans under econ pressure while Congress continues tax breaks 4 oil companies, billionaires

Wayne Winsley (R): The candidate has been campaigning around New Haven County. This past week he’s been to New Haven and Naugatuck, according to his Facebook page.


Leading Democratic candidate Chris Murphy told the News Times editorial board that if he faces Linda McMahon in the general election he’s certain he’ll be outspent.

"She's already spent more on TV ads this year than I spent in my entire campaign in 2010," Murphy told the newspaper.

CuriousOrange July 09, 2012 at 01:21 PM
For a government that is running huge deficits, giving billions of dollars to highly profitable companies is quite insane. On the other hand, food stamps actually contribute to consumer demand -- the real job creators. Right on, Rosa!
Concerned Parent July 09, 2012 at 02:03 PM
This is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you need to provide incentives to businesses to hire, but on the other hand, you need to address those citizens who are significantly impacted by the poor economy. Not an easy thing to do. IMO, you cannot have one without the other. Jobs will not created themselves through osmosis. When it comes to politics today, it's like watching a magic show, now you see it now you don't...whether via slight of hand or misdirection..
arkay July 09, 2012 at 02:19 PM
How about just limiting their use? Help wean people off, make them more temporary. Incentivize training and job searching. You can't keep people on the dole forever. That just breeds laziness and contributes to a weak economy. We have no work ethic left in this country.
CuriousOrange July 09, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Craig T. Nelson put it this way: "I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anybody help me out? No!"
JP July 09, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Well, of course DaLauro is a proponent of food stamps, she's more liberal than Obama. Approximately 50% of the people in this country are now on some type of government assistance. Twenty years ago, that number was more like 30%. This is what the democrats want, everyone reliant on the government to provide for them, and we are already seeing the result -- the deficit gets bigger and bigger as this country slowly heads away from a free market economy and toward European-style socialism, and we see how that's working out: the Europeans are further along towards bankruptcy than we are. Remember Margret Thatchers saying: the only problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money. That's where Obama and Rosa DaLauro are taking us.
Michael Brown July 09, 2012 at 06:08 PM
That was one of the funniest disconnects I've heard in a long time. Here's the video. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/29/video-craig-t-nelson-s-gl_n_209024.html
MAC July 09, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Murphy, Himes, DeLauro and the entire lot "representing" CT are contributing to our nation's BANKRUPTCY with their votes! If CT voters were better informed, they would send NO more DEMS to congress, and replace all these "career politicians" with the principled "Limited Government" candidates, such as Wayne Winsley running against DeLauro, and Steve Obsitnik against Himes. http://www.obsitnik.com/ Please check out Winsley's FB, or his website (http://winsleyforcongress.com), and see these impressive videos: **Wayne Winsley Rocks Republican Convention** Hartford, CT May 18, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWPBo-TE0-4&feature=em-share_video_user Himes is clueless as to the damage he has done in less than 4 years! Here is a one-minute example of his treatment of those who believe in NOT spending $$$ you don't have, and not running up the 5 TRILLIONS more in DEBT Himes voted for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQ3pWzMwWs
CuriousOrange July 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM
How about ending the ridiculous tax exemption on unearned income / interest paid by state and municipal bonds? It would have been toast in 1929 if the stock market had not upset the conservative apple cart. It's time to revive a great idea!
Christopher Schaefer July 12, 2012 at 07:52 PM
It’s easy for Rosa DeLauro to theorize about solving hunger & poverty issues as she sits in her $1 Million home in New Haven (well, when she isn’t eating gourmet meals from Schneider’s & Federal City Caterers http://www.iwatchnews.org/2010/10/05/2460/political-inaction-committees-how-political-action-committees-are-spending-your ). Now let’s hear from a couple of people who have been through the public housing and welfare mills—and who see the destruction this is having on minority communities. First, Star Parker (who refers to our current welfare system as “Uncle Sam’s Plantation”: http://www.urbancure.org/lifeofblackjulia/ ) Next up: Wayne Winsley—Rosa DeLauro’s opponent for 3rd district! Wayne grew up in the Cleveland, OH projects. He knows the importance of a “safety net”—but also knows that turning a safety net into a lifestyle both destroys communities and fleeces tax payers: http://winsleyforcongress.com/about.php (I wonder what Federal City Caterers is serving tonight at the DeLauro/Greenberg townhouse? At least all of us can sleep restfully tonight, knowing that Schneider’s has chosen just the right wines to go with Rosa’s meal…)


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