Wanderer,

I thought there was no money in America to do things like this because excess military surplus was sent to Ukraine?

jobby,

The GOP will NOT LIKE that. ‘Bama and other states will reject the funding because… reasons.

frunch, (edited )

They already are! I don’t see how this will be any different, but I’m all for them figuring out a way to get food to the people that need it. It’s infuriating watching shithole states deny food to theirs in need, especially when it’s being offered at federal expense.

jobby,

Cruelty, as they say, is the point.

Clubbing4198,

Yet he stopped aid going to Gaza and is willing to let children go hungry there, and get bombed some more… and just die. Theres also still children going hungry here. Bet there will be next election cycle too.

Cryophilia,

I had to scroll down a surprising amount to find my first blatant propaganda post. Well done, Lemmy, you guys are giving me hope.

Clubbing4198,

ok but am i wrong? can you say that children aren’t being killed in gaza and biden can but won’t stop it when this country is the only one voting against a ceasefire?

Clubbing4198,

look at that you can’t claim that I’m wrong cause there are children dying in gaza due to US voting against a ceasefire. all you can claim is that its propaganda simply because it is critical of biden’s administration or US foreign policy. And people call me a snowflake…

GiddyGap,

So, are you going to vote for Trump or not vote and help Trump that way? I’m sure he’ll run right over to Gaza and give a helping hand.

Clubbing4198,

I’m not voting for either old white man not fit for office.

GiddyGap,

From your comment above, that’s against your own interests.

Clubbing4198,

explain how? biden is a self proclaimed zionist. hes not stopping israel anytime soon. trump is a populist, failed businessman that wont stop israel either. you’re response doesn’t actually make sense. voting for either would actually be voting against my interests

GiddyGap,

You’re not only voting for a person, you’re voting for an administration.

The Biden administration has been much more forthcoming toward Gaza and Palestine than Trump and Republicans would ever be.

By not voting for the administration that would do the most, even if it’s not enough, you’re really aiding the administration that would do the least. That’s how it works in a winner-take-all, electoral-college system.

Clubbing4198, (edited )

The Biden administration has been much more forthcoming toward Gaza and Palestine than Trump and Republicans would ever be.

Oh yea, is voting against every UN ceasefire resolution your idea of forthcoming? Or maybe pulling aid to UNRWA? Or letting big tech use AI and other technology in the assault on Gaza?

Y’all are on this kick of, “if you don’t vote my way, you’re wrong. If you abstain from the vote, its your fault the country goes into chaos” As if there aren’t political and business forces that have been around and created establishments that prevent real meaningful change because it would mean power transfer and reversal.

All the dems can do to muster up votes is try to convince people that they aren’t evil republicans. Sorry I’m a little harder to get and its not my fault that they aren’t good enough.

GiddyGap,

Oh yea, is voting against every UN ceasefire resolution your idea of forthcoming? Or maybe pulling aid to UNRWA? Or letting big tech use AI and other technology in the assault on Gaza?

It’s like you didn’t even read what I said. The Biden admin’s response has maybe not been enough for you, but it’s a ton more than Trump and the Republicans would ever do.

And if you’re not voting for Biden, you’re just helping Trump and you’ll get even less of what you want. Yes, that sucks, but that’s how it is in the electoral college.

Clubbing4198,

you’re just helping Trump

i know its easy to think that way but not voting for biden doesn’t mean i’m enabling trump.

GiddyGap,

Sorry, but that’s exactly what it means in a system with the electoral college.

Clubbing4198, (edited )

you are enabling biden and establishment democrats by voting for them. you are sending a message saying that you are ok with how badly they are failing. you can’t hold them accountable after they get elected.

GiddyGap, (edited )

Sure, I want changes, too. But I don’t think Biden has failed in any significant way compared to Trump’s failures. And not voting would just aid a much more significant failure in Trump. Not going to enable that.

Clubbing4198,

There’s literally unhoused people about 5 blocks from me that just got their encampment raided. Police took their food and threw it away along with all of their belongings. The police didn’t offer any help or resources either so where did this 1.7 billion go?

Cryophilia,

What the fuck does your local bullshit cops being local bullshit cops have to do with a federal aid pledge?

Clubbing4198,

also police brutality is a systemic issue, not a local one. you think the cops in nyc are much better?

Clubbing4198,

How does this money actually get dispersed? It is not given directly to people. It is filtered through bureaucratic channels to ensure paper pushers get a 9 to 5 and pension to say they manage shit. People that need assistance routinely have to jump through hoops to qualify and are constantly at an inconvenience to appease these agents for the money to ultimately get funneled to the police somehow.

Cryophilia,

Sounds like a great argument for oversight. I don’t know what level of oversight these funds have.

KevonLooney,

Why is your town so bad at housing the homeless? NYC made it illegal to sleep on the street and puts everyone in shelters. It works really well and turns a human problem into a budgetary one. Money can be found.

Maybe you should vote for local politicians instead of blaming people who have nothing to do with fixing your town’s problems.

Clubbing4198,

Have you ever been unhoused? They didn’t put everyone in shelters because there are still people on the streets. Making it illegal only harms the unhoused. Do you know what happens in shelters? Do you know what you have to submit to? So now if you don’t qualify to stay in the shelter, what then? Now you are a criminal. NYC isn’t helping with a law like that. They are criminalizing homelessness which is the fault of the city. There’s literally not even enough shelters to handle them. Partly because they closed a bunch of them during pandemic and never let them reopen.

Like how could anyone logically think that criminalizing homelessness would magically make them go away? Now they get to become fodder for the prison industrial complex and a body they can justify a higher police and corrections budget for.

KevonLooney,

Uh, it’s not a crime they lock you up for. They just don’t allow big ass encampments like other places.

nytimes.com/…/nyc-homeless-camp-bill-of-rights.ht…

Stop ranting about the “prison industrial complex” and provide housing for these people in your town.

Clubbing4198,

Stop ranting about govt programs that don’t actually do anything. Also why stop calling out the prison industrial complex? Do you work for some company that is in it or serves it?

Clubbing4198,

You can be arrested for unpaid fines bud. And how are you supposed to pay it you are homeless? And i cant because my lease states that you cant have anyone not on the lease for more than two weeks stay and most people have leases that way. Before you say why don’t you buy a house. Sure, give me the down payment that I cant save up for because rent is too high and we can’t do anything about it. Also you would definitely get the attn of police if you were just randomly housing unhoused folks and be suspicious as all hell of it. Direct action is highly discouraged in this country and under capitalism as a whole tbh. Thats why there is literally a non profit industrial complex raking in tons of cash from people trying to help but being told that you need to go through xyz to help people.

Harbinger01173430,

I bet it’ll all go to the illegal migrants, their luxury rooms and their free credit cards. /S

deft,

Fuck I hope so whatever helps those trying to get ahead. I work with a lot of immigrants and I’d love to give anyone of them those

Harbinger01173430,

Even the venezuelans who have come to beg and destroy the city with crime like they did in my country?😭😭😭

deft,

Is this serious? I work with a Venezuelan guy and he’s literally so nice lol

Harbinger01173430,

Yes, they brought El city de Aragua to my city. The neighbors are nice though. They just smoke weed and stuffs.

Maggoty,

This is the problem. We get told, “Group A is all bad!” Then we see people from Group A living nearby and they aren’t bad.

So we think, “they must be the good ones, the exceptions.”

What we should be thinking is, “why did they lie about Group A? They’re obviously just people who want to live their life.”

Harbinger01173430,

Not all of them are good. Thankfully the lowlife and criminal scum went to live in a different district than the one I live in, a district I don’t even have intentions to visit because it was already dangerous before their arrival xd. As long as the bad ones don’t get to my neighborhood, I think it’s alright.

TheRealKuni,

Thankfully the lowlife and criminal scum went to live in a different district than the one I live in, a district I don’t even have intentions to visit because it was already dangerous before their arrival xd.

How do you take the “it was already dangerous” and combine it with the fact that the Venezuelans in your neighborhood are cool, and still come away thinking Venezuelas are ruining your country?

Xenophobia is a powerful force. Don’t let it be. Immigrants are just people, just like all other people. Some commit crime. So do some people everywhere! That doesn’t make immigrants bad.

Harbinger01173430,

I think it’s because we now have venezuelans murdering people who don’t pay them their excessive and illegal lending fees, stealing stuff in the streets and more. The local gangs seem to have disappeared and it’s mostly el tren de aragua stuff nowadays. Stupid local criminals were not even able to keep the foreigners away to keep their turf in their own hands…

TheObviousSolution,

He can pledge whatever he can, but being in control of only the executive branch, his options are limited.

doingless,

$10 billion funded school lunches for a year during COVID and we should have kept it going. School kitchens are back to having to try to collect “lunch debt” again. So how is less than a fifth of that going to end hunger? This is just election posturing and empty promises. Look for more of these coming soon from the right.

HappycamperNZ,

Not American, making a number of assumptions on your system.

This 10 billion funded school lunches for everyone, at a multitude of different places. It was broad, unfocused, to cover something now.

How will this 1.7b be applied? Is it given, is it establishing ongoing sources, long term investment in assets?

Maggoty,

Looks like they’re giving it to about a hundred established programs.

Maggoty,

A genocide enabler who feeds people is still a genocide enabler.

BilboBargains,

How is anyone hungry in America? Those people are fat as shit.

BigMacHole,

That’s SOCIALISM! Why not let RICH PEOPLE do that instead? Also I’m VERY VERY happy Elon Musk paid $44BILLION for a website!

Wanderer,

Where you think taxes go?

A society built on rich people donating is stupid.

monkeyslikebananas2,

… and then destroyed it. The man is clearly a genius.

ripcord,
@ripcord@lemmy.world avatar

He’s doing with it exactly what he wanted originally.

nutsack,

Oh look the Democrats are trying to get people to vote again

HappycamperNZ,

You say that like its a bad thing.

Or do votes only matter when they are for your party?

nutsack,

it’s a good thing. it doesn’t happen enough

HappycamperNZ,

Ah, your tone suggests that its a dig rather than a good thing

nutsack,

it’s a dig, because it should be a normal thing and it isn’t

blahsay,

OK that’s cool! I’m wondering how this will effect homelessness though

Wiz,

WHADDABOUT CANCER?

HOW WILL THIS PREVENT CANCER?

It won’t. I rest my case.

RaoulDook,

Motherfucker has not even cured global warming yet. How is he gonna cure cancer and hunger while I’m sitting here hot in February!?

PM_Your_Nudes_Please, (edited )
Wiz,

Hey stop judging me and my dinner choices.

Daft_ish,

Cornflakes for dinner? Have you not consulted the food reverse funnel? If you don’t eat 4 more loafs of bread you’re starving your body of precious nutrients.

Postreader2814,

Can’t wait to see Red States reject the aid for their hungriest constituents.

FenrirIII,
@FenrirIII@lemmy.world avatar

And those people will still vote Republican to ‘own the libs.’

EffortlessEffluvium,

Oh, a couple of states already did it. Were offered funds to feed kids during the summer time off from school. Rejected for “Socialism”…

acetanilide,

Don’t forget the comment about childhood obesity

Melatonin,

Seems like a noble cause, why not Trillion?

BoxerDevil,

Because that might actually accomplish something

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