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Cigar
11-26-2013, 07:48 AM
http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/duffyay1.jpg


If you’re drinking something right now you’d better swallow before you read this or you’ll have it shooting out your nostrils. Sean Duffy is hosting a ” Hunger and Homelessness Summit ” in Wausau on December 18th! Can you say ” brazen hypocrite?“ I knew you could!

Duffy voted to cut food stamp benefits by 40 billion dollars over the next ten years, has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act without offering an alternative which leaves working families vulnerable to medical bankruptcy and crushing debt, and when over 100 constituents gathered in front of his Wausau office in the summer of 2012 demanding that he support legislation that would increase the minimum wage one of his staffers called them “a bunch of professional protesters “. What a guy.

Here’s an idea, Sean. Instead of posing for a campaign photo op at a summit of professional organizations that are actually trying to do something about these problems, why don’t YOU do something too? Grow a spine and issue a public statement in support of the ” Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013. ”

Fair wages puts a roof over the heads of, and food on the tables of, working families all across Wisconsin. That’s the Real World, Sean. Photo opportunities and cheap publicity stunts are mighty short on both shelter and nutritional value.

http://bloggingblue.com/2013/11/best-laugh-of-the-week-5/

Yea folks ... this is the same Sean Duffy who said ... QUOTE:

— an underemployed construction worker — explained that his wife, a teacher, may have to take a cut in wages if Wisconsin’s draconian budget bill goes through. “I’m just wondering what your wage is and if you guys would be willing to take a cut (http://rightardia.blogspot.com/2011/03/gop-rep-sean-duffy-whines-about-his.html),” he asked Duffy. Displaying that delicate sense of empathy characteristic of conservatives, Duffy whined about his $174,000 congressional salary and his “used minivan.” When the man pointed out his salary was “three times what I make,” Duffy reassured him that “I have more debt than you.” “I’m not living high off the hog,” he added:



Constituent: But a hundred and seventy-four thousand, that’s three times — that’s three of my family’s — three times what I make.
Duffy: Well our budget…I moved to cut by 5 percent. I did. You know what, I have no problem..let’s have a movement afoot. I walked into this job 6 weeks ago..um that I worked incredibly hard for. And I can guarantee you or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you.
With 6 kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I’m living high off the hog, I’ve got one paycheck. So I..I struggle to meet my bills right now. Would it be easier for me if I get more paychecks? Maybe, but at this point I’m not living high off the hog.


Duffy (http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00030967&year=2009) is certainly no Rep. Darrell Issa (http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00007017&year=2009) (R-CA), a multimillionaire car alarm mogul. Like many Wisconsinites, he has several kids and, according to his financial disclosure statement (http://www.scribd.com/full/51835250?access_key=key-28qy0mw7ds1rsnte8hem), student loans and a mortgage to pay off. But Duffy’s salary is indeed about three times (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55000.html) Wisconsin’s (and the national) median income. What’s more, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate (http://www.bls.gov/xg_shells/ro5xg02.htm#ces) is 7.4 percent statewide, and 8.2 percent in Wausau, a city Duffy represents.

But if Duffy wants to “start getting real (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_World)” and relieve some of that financial burden, he could sell that second home (http://www.scribd.com/full/51835250?access_key=key-28qy0mw7ds1rsnte8hem) in Iron River, WI he owns.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/29/154368/rep-sean-duffy-complains-about-his-salary/

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your Republican GOP Party ... Enjoy


:applause:

jillian
11-26-2013, 07:56 AM
he "has more debt" so he should make more money and have zero empathy for anyone else? is he retarded?

patrickt
11-26-2013, 09:07 AM
You mean this Duffy has bumped the comedy team of Biden and Obama off the top billing. Biden's name is first only because in vaudeville the tradition was to have the straight man first. Hence, Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Biden and Obama.

I would normally yield to Jillian's personal expertise in the area of developmental disability but not this morning.

Green Arrow
11-26-2013, 09:10 AM
There are quite a few misconceptions here.

1) Obamacare is health insurance, and it isn't even universal. Working families can still be bankrupted by medical bills. And anyway, homeless people still can't afford Obamacare, so how is his repeal effort hypocritical?

2) Cutting money from foodstamps does not equal preventing those who need foodstamps from getting what they need. It's a myth that suggests the more money you throw at a problem, the better it gets solved. That's not how it works. If the program is effective, you could cut its budget and still be helping people, as long as the cuts are reasonable. If cutting money from the program is what will destroy your program, then you need to seriously look into fixing your program.

3) The Fair Minimum Wage Act will do nothing whatsoever to help the homeless.

4) "Hypocrisy" is when I tell you to abstain from eating pork because it's evil, and yet I have bacon every morning for breakfast. Hypocrisy is not taking a bunch of actions that have nothing whatsoever to do with homelessness and then try to help the homeless.

5) Only a blind partisan could turn an act of charity into something wicked.

Cigar
11-26-2013, 09:17 AM
You mean this Duffy has bumped the comedy team of Biden and Obama off the top billing. Biden's name is first only because in vaudeville the tradition was to have the straight man first. Hence, Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Biden and Obama.

I would normally yield to Jillian's personal expertise in the area of developmental disability but not this morning.

We understand why you need to feel that way ... because the truth hurts. :laugh:

Green Arrow
11-26-2013, 09:18 AM
You mean this Duffy has bumped the comedy team of Biden and Obama off the top billing. Biden's name is first only because in vaudeville the tradition was to have the straight man first. Hence, Abbot and Costello, Martin and Lewis, Biden and Obama.

I would normally yield to Jillian's personal expertise in the area of developmental disability but not this morning.

Personal attacks are not allowed, no matter how disguised they are.

Mainecoons
11-26-2013, 09:19 AM
There are quite a few misconceptions here.

1) Obamacare is health insurance, and it isn't even universal. Working families can still be bankrupted by medical bills. And anyway, homeless people still can't afford Obamacare, so how is his repeal effort hypocritical?

2) Cutting money from foodstamps does not equal preventing those who need foodstamps from getting what they need. It's a myth that suggests the more money you throw at a problem, the better it gets solved. That's not how it works. If the program is effective, you could cut its budget and still be helping people, as long as the cuts are reasonable. If cutting money from the program is what will destroy your program, then you need to seriously look into fixing your program.

3) The Fair Minimum Wage Act will do nothing whatsoever to help the homeless.

4) "Hypocrisy" is when I tell you to abstain from eating pork because it's evil, and yet I have bacon every morning for breakfast. Hypocrisy is not taking a bunch of actions that have nothing whatsoever to do with homelessness and then try to help the homeless.

5) Only a blind partisan could turn an act of charity into something wicked.

This thread is just another partisan flame bait and you dismantled it brilliantly.

Cigar
11-26-2013, 09:19 AM
There are quite a few misconceptions here.

1) Obamacare is health insurance, and it isn't even universal. Working families can still be bankrupted by medical bills. And anyway, homeless people still can't afford Obamacare, so how is his repeal effort hypocritical?

2) Cutting money from foodstamps does not equal preventing those who need foodstamps from getting what they need. It's a myth that suggests the more money you throw at a problem, the better it gets solved. That's not how it works. If the program is effective, you could cut its budget and still be helping people, as long as the cuts are reasonable. If cutting money from the program is what will destroy your program, then you need to seriously look into fixing your program.

3) The Fair Minimum Wage Act will do nothing whatsoever to help the homeless.

4) "Hypocrisy" is when I tell you to abstain from eating pork because it's evil, and yet I have bacon every morning for breakfast. Hypocrisy is not taking a bunch of actions that have nothing whatsoever to do with homelessness and then try to help the homeless.

5) Only a blind partisan could turn an act of charity into something wicked.


Looks to me know the GOP post-election autopsy is right on track, please whatever you do, don't change one single thing. :laugh:

We're counting on you.

Green Arrow
11-26-2013, 09:21 AM
Looks to me know the GOP post-election autopsy is right on track, please whatever you do, don't change one single thing. :laugh:

We're counting on you.

I'm not a Republican, though?

Cigar
11-26-2013, 09:21 AM
This thread is just another partisan flame bait and you dismantled it brilliantly.

Yea ... sweep it under the rug before someone sees it.

Cigar
11-26-2013, 09:22 AM
I'm not a Republican, though?

Yea I've heard that Tent is getting smaller and smaller.

Mainecoons
11-26-2013, 09:23 AM
Just for you, Cigar:


On rare occasions members of the far left permit a glimpse, as dark as it may be, into the inner workings of their minds. As radical Israeli professor Ilon Pappe told Le Soir, "The struggle is about ideology, not about facts. Who knows what facts are? We try to convince as many people as we can that our interpretation of the facts is the correct one, and we do it because of ideological reasons, not because we are truthseekers." That statement serves as an example of how the left rationalizes their consistent assertions that are either at odds with the facts or are purposefully misleading.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/10/heritage_vs_obamacare.html#ixzz2llWNeO1K

Green Arrow
11-26-2013, 09:25 AM
Yea I've heard that Tent is getting smaller and smaller.

Wat? :huh: