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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2 2013 11:25 p.m. MDT

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Tuffy Parker
Salem, UT

This is exactly the kind of thing that should be funded by churches, community based outreach and charities like the United Way.

I personally know people who have legitimately benefited from WIC BUT I also know people who have severely abused it because the government is a very poor manager of these resources.

Let the private sector step up and let's get the government out of it.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

White House press secretary Jay Carney said sharply that Obama "will not offer concessions to Republicans in exchange for not tanking the economy."

His own spokesman say BO would rather tank the economy than offer concessions. Looks like he’d rather endanger women and children that offer concessions, too. What a great leader! NOT

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Behold, the effects of trusting in the arm of flesh.
I do hope this shut down will encourage more people to move back home to extended family, if they haven't already worn out their welcome.
Hillary's village is proven to be unreliable.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you, Tuffy, for expressing so succinctly the fantasy vision of America that now dominates conservatives and that has become the #1 reason why the rest country wisely chooses not to put you guys in charge.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Dependency is not freedom! But it sure wins elections.

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

"Let them eat cake." -- Marie T-Party Antoinette

Mark B
Eureka, CA

Well, I guess there's really no problem at all. Just move in with Mom, then hope that shows up at your new address before anyone actually gets hungry. Problem solved!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We are a Christian nation so we let kids go hungry, just like he would.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Reid, was asked about a bill to fund the National Institutes of Health, including clinical trials for kids with cancer, Reid responded, "Why would we want to do that?" Pretty much reveals what this is all about.

redshirt007
tranquility base, 00

If churches and NPO's had solved even these basic problems, the government wouldn't have much to do in the area of social programs. Government programs are a sign of church failure.

Shame for there being any of this work left to do. Church leaders actually tell people to use government programs first!

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

We have spent trillions of tax dollars on welfare since the 50's and we have an all time record amount of people on welfare today! Ask yourself what causes poverty and if your answer is personal irresponsibility you can answer the question, what is the ONLY way to end poverty.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Blue, irony Guy, Ernest

care to address harry's comment as quoted by mohokat?

repubs try to fund this stuff and keep the government open, dems vote to shut it down, and yet you take unfounded pot-shots. reconcile what harry said with caring for the poor. "why would we want to do that?"

while you're at it, reconcile Carney's comment that Bo would rather tank the economy than compromise.

what those comments really tell us is the dems want and welcome the shut-down, regardless of any economic damage or personal suffering, because they score political points, and that is ALL that matters to harry and BO.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@lost and mohokat

Excuse my suspicion but I would like to see a reference for this "quote."

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@ lost and DC: It's out of context as per usual from their radio overlords.

Reid responded, "What right did they have to pick and choose what part of government is going to be funded? It's obvious what's going on here. You talk about reckless and irresponsible. Wow. What this is all about is Obamacare. They are obsessed. I don't know what other word I can use. They're obsessed with this Obamacare. It's working now and it will continue to work and people will love it more than they do now by far. So they have no right to pick and choose."

"But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn't you do it?" asked Dana Bash.

"Why would we want to do that?" Reid responded. "I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is - to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you're irresponsible and reckless."

They never read the whole quote, and they never interpret what's being said...by themselves.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

@Happy "But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn't you do it?" asked Dana Bash.

"Why would we want to do that?" Reid responded. "I have 1,100 people at Nellis Air Force base that are sitting home. They have a few problems of their own. This is - to have someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing maybe means you're irresponsible and reckless."

And your point is????? Pretty clear to me and not out of context, exactly what he said!!!

Defend the indefensible

MrsH
Altamont, UT

mohokat, that's still not a reference...

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

What he is saying to those with comprehension skills is, what makes your imaginary child more important than than any other persons life who is being hurt by the republicans a la carte approach to governing.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

HVH,
thanks for the quote - we see the context and see that harry's comments are indefensible. thanks again. welcome to our side.

MrsH, spring
the heretic also quoted it.

reid accuses the right of being obsessed with obamacare - and he's not? If reid and BO were not obsessed about obamacare, this whole situation would be over. repubs have passed legislation calling for PEOPLE to be treated under obamacare as well as CORPORATIONS. BO delayed the corporate portion - repubs want treatement just as good for PEOPLE.

and reid said obamacare is working. HAHAHAHAHA

reid knows as much about the truth as a fish does about nuclear physics.

still waiting for you to defend the indefensible. attacking the quote or the commenter is NOT defending reid's denial of funding clinical trials for kids with cancer.

having people sit idle at Nellis AFB is more important than kids with cancer? I guess since the kids cannot vote, we know harry values the idle more.

lket
Bluffdale, UT

this is class warfare by the republican party to make the middle class even more poor because down the road it will hurt us all. but first the poor will suffer. class warfare is the republican party. they work for the rich they all signed a document to not raise taxes that they are loyal to, that was written for the benefit of the rich. they do not care about the working class poor that can not afford rent and insurance.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Happy & Mrs H. Lets test those comprehension skills

A direct Question: "But if you can help one child who has cancer why wouldn't you do it?"

The answer to that question :"Why would we want to do that?"

Have I got that correct? I thought so!

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