posted on May, 22 2013 @ 11:54 AM
GOPer Who Got Millions in Farm
Subsidies Thinks the Poor Should Starve Rather Than Get Food Stamps
Stephen Fincher, a deranged Republican congressman from Tennessee, is very angry that the federal government is committed to preventing poor
people from starving to death:
Republican Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, who supports cuts to the program, had his own Bible verse from the Book of Thessalonians to quote
back to Vargas: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat,” he said.
He fulminates about people who are allegedly "unwilling to work" sucking off the government teat with impunity. This is a patently dishonest
representation of the SNAP program. Most people who receive food stamps cannot be dismissed as losers who are "unwilling to work." Nearly half
(47%) of all food stamp recipients are children. Another 8% are 60 years of age or older. The "working poor" - people who live in a household with
income from work - represent another 41%. Between children, the elderly, the working poor, and people who want a job but cannot find one - someone
should tell Fincher that there are still more than 3 unemployed job seekers for every 1 opening - that leaves very few people who can be accurately
described as being "unwilling" to work.
Good God this stuff makes me insane.
What a ridiculous bunch of tripe. This is what the Far-Right screechers about 'Nanny Statism' actually think is the right thing to do! I find it
completely immoral and unbelievably
sadistic. Who in their right mind thinks that it's okay for people to starve, whether here or in places
where 'mutlinational corporations' pay only pennies per hour while Americans go without?
I've heard people say, "Well, they had to go overseas to survive." And, "it's not tax evasion, it's legal to go to whatever country offers the
lowest tax rates" (in response to corporations CAUSING unemployment and poverty here at home)
I just can't accept that those statements are sane. Or that intelligent people would think that this isn't really the problem.
For heaven's sake, people!!
Shame on Fincher, and anyone who spouts this crap as "moral" and "standing for liberty."
I know Progressives aren't popular here, and are maligned as "commies" (which I persistently try to point out is FALSE) - but I'm not
shut up about this stuff. It's inhumane and disgusting, and its the child of RAMPANT GREED and CAPITALISM GONE BERSERK.
I hardly know what else to say. So here you go, ATS. Discuss. Let's figure out a REAL SOLUTION after identifying once and for all the REAL
PROBLEM: GREED and PROFITS-ABOVE-ALL mentality. It's antisocial, psychopathic barbarism.