Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Take away his food stamps, and he’ll found Fish Co., a multinational seafood conglomerate, that gets a massive subsidy from the Farm Bill

July 25, 2013

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(click on the screen shot above to link to 5 min Colbert Report video)

Stephen Colbert, host of the comedy program, The Colbert Report, breaks down the inequities of the Farm Bill that passed Congress earlier this month. Traditionally, the Farm Bill funds farmers as well as food stamps–a government program to feed the hungry. But, as Colbert points out, by eliminating the money for food stamps, most of the Farm Bill ends up subsidizing wealthy agricultural businesses that hardly need a government hand out.

Welfare for the wealthy, while the poor go hungry? That’s what this despicable Congress is all about.


In Court: Bradley Manning Caused No Harm To The U.S.

July 11, 2013

In this nine minute video, an ex-Guantanamo Bay prosecutor describes his testimony in the Bradley Manning Court Marshal trial saying Manning’s leaked documents to WikiLeaks were already available to the public, and therefore caused no damage to U.S. national security.