Paul Ryan and Republicans: Enemy of the Poor and Middle Class
Republicans voted to cut 39 Billion Dollars from the Food Stamp program, but have no problem giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
Republicans constantly site the bible to rationalize their every day actions, yet they refuse to fund programs to feed the poor. Debate on the House floor over SNAP and healthcare sheds light on the GOP hypocrisy.
Congressman Who Gets Millions In Farm Subsidies: Food Stamps Stealing ‘Other People’s Money – Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) agitated against food aid for poor Americans included in the Farm Bill during last week’s House Agricultural Committee debate, accusing the government of stealing “other people’s money.” Funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has already been decimated in both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill, cutting off nearly 2 million working families, children, and seniors from food assistance.
Fincher invoked the Bible in his defense of the devastating cuts, quoting, “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” Read the whole story here
While Republican Stephen Fincher cites chapter and verse to prove that it is immoral for out of work folks to mooch off government largesse, he fails to mention that his own fingers have been observed in the public till.
House Agriculture Committee Republicans who vocally supported billions in cuts to federal food assistance are big-time recipients of government help in the form of farm subsidies.
Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) and Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) both cited the Bible last week to argue that while individual Christians have a responsibility to feed the poor, the federal government does not.
Most Republicans claim to be “Good Christians” and constantly site the bible to rationalize their every day actions, but are in fact Hypocrites by doing everything possible to take away assistance to the poor.
Matthew 25:40 says “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me”.
Matthew 25:31-46 says “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’’
Cutting assistance to the poor is in direct violation of Christ’s teachings.
Stephen Fincher, the second most heavily subsidized farmer in Congress said Washington should not “steal” from taxpayers to support food assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Want to tell Reps. Stephen Fincher what you think… here’s his phone number: (202) 225-4714
Farm Subsidy Recipients Who Voted to Cut Food Stamps
GOP’s definition of freedom means freedom from Social Security and affordable Health Care for most familys and even freedom from necessary food-assistance benefits for about 170,000 veterans
Republicans are Enemies Of the Poor and Middle Class
If you make less that $30,000 a year you would be crazy to vote for any Republican. Like Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said” I’m not concerned about the poor”.
Note how Senator Orrin Hatch states “I think it’s abysmal 51% of Americans do not pay income taxes”. That’s because their so poor they barely have enough money to buy food, pay rent and utilities.
The LAST thing they need is more taxes. The rich can afford to pay more taxes, but the poor CAN’T!