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August 2nd, 2011
07:36 AM ET

Congressman explains debt deal is a 'sugar coated Satan sandwhich'

Washington (CNN) – We 'lift the bun' to hear from Rep. Emanuel Cleaver who explained to CNN's Wolf Blitzer the debt deal went against every major religion.

On Monday he tweeted, "This deal is a sugar-coated Satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see."

The four-term Missouri Democrat continued his Twitter diatribe against the deal to raise the amount of money the nation can borrow and make a down payment on the federal deficit saying, "This debt deal is antithetical to everything the great religions of the world teach, which is take care of the poor, aged, vulnerable."

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  1. Sara

    Thanks for calling this debt deal as it is. Rep. Cleaver is one of the few decent people in the House who deserves to stay.

    August 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
  2. What?

    August 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
  3. .....

    TROLL ALERT – this is complete garbage don't waste your time, click the report abuse link to get rid of this troll.

    August 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm |
  4. bob

    Just somebody trying to stop the atheists from taking over america.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm |
    • Newyorker

      With morons like you passing for Americans, atheists don't stand a chance.

      August 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm |
  5. Reality

    The promulgation of the flaws and fallacies of Islam should be made the number one priority of Departments of State, Defense and Homeland Security. With no Islam, there will no longer be any koranic/mosque-driven acts of terror and the expenditures of a few trillion to keep Islam in check.

    And do we still need troops in Germany? Ditto for Ja-pan? WWII was over 66 years ago.

    And then there are these other suggestions:

    Some incentives to live a healthy life style and also ways to pay for universal health care.

    1. An added two dollar health insurance tax (or higher) on a pack of cigarettes. Ditto taxes on alcoholic beverages, the higher the alcohol content, the higher the tax. Ditto for any product shown to be unhealthy (e.g. guns, high caloric/fatty foods??)

    2. Physicals akin to those required for life insurance- the overly ob-ese will pay signficantly more Medicare and universal health insurance (unless the obe-sity is caused by a medical condition).

    3. No universal health care coverage for drivers driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or using cell phones while driving.

    4. No universal health coverage for drug addicts or for those having self-inflicted S-TDs.

    5. No universal health coverage for abortions unless the life of the mother is at significant risk and judged to be so by at least two doctors.

    6. No universal health coverage for euthanasia.

    7. No foreign aid given to countries who abort females simply because they are female.

    And then let us have a flat tax, no exceptions for individuals or corporations basically eliminating the need for most if not all of the IRS, corporation tax departments and corporation loop holes.

    And obviously the US government is now a charity case far worse than any group on the globe. The Buffets and Gates of the world should chip in via donating some of their 100's of billions to said charity.

    And if the RCC would shut its doors as it should considering its flawed history and theology, said contributions keeping this dinosaur afloat could be used to keep our government in good order. Ditto for all other churches and temples in the USA

    August 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Reality

      Time for some ways to pay OUR bills and balance OUR federal budget:

      from :

      C-N-N- 2007:

      " The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and anti- terrorist efforts abroad could cost the country $2.4 trillion over the next ten years, according to a report Wednesday.

      The $2.4 trillion would pay to keep 75,000 troops dep-loyed overseas from 2013 to 2017. About 210,000 troops are currently de-ployed. It does not include the Pentagon's normal spending, which in 2007 is estimated to be about $450 billion."

      Obviously, we can no longer afford to fight Muslim terrorism abroad. So bring the troops home making it clear to countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan that W-MD already in our ar-senal and paid for will be delivered upon their capitals and mosques if our country is ever attacked again by Muslims from anywhere.

      August 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  6. washingtonpharmgirl

    As the self appointed Earl of Sandwich I am pretty ticked about this. I am calling my lawyer Sir Loin.

    August 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  7. Doc Vestibule

    The Congressman should be careful in using metaphorical language.
    There are a lot of Christians out there who don't seem to know what an idiom is and take everything literally.
    Along with talking snakes, verbalizing foliage, aquatic intestinal motels, and TARDIS boats they might now start exorcising their lunch boxes.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:34 am |
    • Laughing

      Do you think they'll need an exorcist in every mcDonalds now so when I order a burger I can say "Big Mac, with cheese, hold the tomato and satan"?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Doc V.

      Yep... gotta love those biblical literalists !

      Regards,

      Peace...

      August 2, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      I bet pure evil tastes a lot like McDonald's, come to think of it...

      August 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  8. William Demuth

    I had a Satan Sandwich this morning, with extra pork roll, easy on the peppers.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  9. j

    Can we please spell sandwich correctly?

    August 2, 2011 at 8:39 am |
  10. The Bobinator

    Sugar coated? I prefer my satan sandwitch deep fried thank you very much.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:38 am |
  11. MarkWisdom

    A satan sandwich? Ok, if the top slice of bread is the House and the bottom slice of bread is the Senate, does that mean the filling is the POTUS, since he is the one brokering this deal? So now the Black Caucus is saying the POTUS is Satan?

    August 2, 2011 at 8:35 am |
    • John Richardson

      That was lame.

      August 2, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • Peace2All

      @MarkWisdom

      Ditto...what my friend @John Richardson said.

      @John R.

      Hey buddy, haven't seen you around much. How's things...?

      Regards,

      Peace...

      August 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm |

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