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Diane Schluter
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Skwishy kitty
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March 19, 2013
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Please help me get life saving surgery for a sweet kitty whose had a rough life.

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For the cost of one aircraft carrier, we could feed every hungry person in the entire world.

So, let's see.  A nine percent cut in the foreign aid budget means that six more million people go hungry.  And American taxpayers save 44 cents a month.  Not even enough to buy one hamburger.

Further translating this into Americanese, give some thought as to what the Sequester will do to the food stamp program, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.  A lot of Americans will be going to bed cold and hungry.

I know I will never see that lady with the pen again.  Even though I remember her, she probably doesn't remember me -- if she is still alive.  She is not going to vote for me, and she is not going to contribute to my next campaign.  Nor will her relatives, nor will her friends.  I'm not sure why I cared whether or not she was hungry, but I did, and I do.  It's just part of being human, I guess.

So here is one argument against the Sequester that you're not hearing elsewhere -- it will cause a lot of pain.  A lot of hunger, a lot of disease, a lot of death.  I understand that this argument is hopelessly unfashionable, and completely contrary to the zeitgeist of fear and hatred that dominates our political discourse.  But there it is, nevertheless.  I sure see it.  Maybe you do, too.

Courage,
Rep. Alan Grayson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Grayson

[edit]  The more I read, the more I like.  For example:

On a September 2009 Alex Jones Show segment, Grayson criticized Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke's senior adviser Linda Robertson, saying "Here I am the only member of Congress who actually worked as an economist, this lobbyist, this K-Street whore, is trying to teach me about economics!" Robertson had previously worked as a lobbyist for Enron. Grayson's language was widely criticized as inappropriate, and Grayson apologized.
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More than 200 people attended a meeting held by Sen. Sanders at Montpelier High School that focused attention on the crisis in dental care in the United States.
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Idiotic and pointless practice IMO
Who else thinks 'Daylight saving time' is idiotic and pointless?

I think Daylight saving time is an obsolete, idiotic waste of time, energy and attention. What do you think?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-daylight-saving-time-20120309,0,4357567.story

Plus, Daylight saving time isn't good for your health:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120307162555.htm
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