Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Let Them Eat Cake

rib eye on the boneIf anyone is capable of dodging uncomfortable questions asked by busybody reporters, that would be Peter Roskam. Nominal Lake County Congressman and Junket King, Peter Roskam was in Algonquin this week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a low-income senior living community. If your LakeCountyEye reads the Northwest Herald correctly, buttinsky reporters covering the event were more interested in Roskam's all-expenses-paid trip to Taiwan and subsequent US House of Representatives ethics investigation:
While in McHenry County on Monday to celebrate the opening of an affordable senior housing community, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., said he fully expects to be cleared of any wrongdoing regarding a trip he took to Taiwan in 2011.
Roskam: No rules violated on Taiwan trip
Operatives do not need to be reminded that affordable senior housing is federally subsidized independent living facilities intended for low-income senior citizens. Low Income is sometimes defined as having to choose between buying medicine or buying food.

What those meddlesome reporters failed to ask Roskam was to explain why he voted to cut the Federal Food Stamp program by $20 billion:
H.R.1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Nine percent of all Food Stamp recipients are senior citizens. And for those who sometimes have to choose between buying medicine and buying food, the Food Stamp program can be a life-saver.

Your LakeCountyEye did not know if any Food Stamp recipients were there to help Peter Roskam celebrate their new affordable housing center. One Roskam supporter your LakeCountyEye talked to was unconcerned about the bald-faced hypocrisy. She said she still plans to vote for Roskam: "He seems like such a nice young man. If he says the government spends too much money on Food Stamps, I trust him. Besides, I'll start eating cat food before I'd want to become dependent on Food Stamps."

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