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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:27 AM

Congressman collects millions in food aid, but says poor people should get no food aid.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/representative-collects-millions-in-food-aid-but-says-poor-people-should-get-no-food-aid/

I know, most DUers are hip to this scam, but here's a blog post for the Fundagelicals in your life, referencing bible verses and pointing out the BS in the Wingnut "fuck the poor, Jesus said so" argument.

Hypocrisy, thy name is “Republican”: Congressman Stephen Fincher, who has collected over three million dollars of funds from the farm bill, wants poor folks to get nothing from that same farm bill: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/us/as-debate-reopens-food-stamp-recipients-continue-to-squeeze.html?pagewanted=1&smid=tw-share
Not only that, he says Jesus wants poor people to starve. Really.

He gets this, as so many Fundagelicals do, from a single out-of-context quote from Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians: “Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.” And, like many Fundies, he glosses over the “unwilling to” part. You see, even a hard-case like the Apostle Paul knew that some people couldn’t work, through no fault of their own. But Fincher, who can’t tell the difference between Jesus and Paul, also can’t see the difference between those who cannot work, and those who will not work.

But then, how can a man who gets $174,000.00 a year to rarely show up at work, and barely works when he does show up; who pocketed millions of tax dollars in exchange for doing nothing; how can such a man know what work is? He cannot, and clearly does not.

Just another day in Wingnut Land, where Congressional millionaires destroy the lives of non-millionaires, and laugh all the way to bank.

Here’s another relevant quote (actually from Jesus himself) from the Gospel of Matthew: And Jesus said to His disciples, “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24“Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Mr. Fincher might want to give that one a passing thought, when he isn’t busy trying to starve little kids to death.


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Reply Congressman collects millions in food aid, but says poor people should get no food aid. (Original post)
riqster Sep 2013 OP
Scurrilous Sep 2013 #1
riqster Sep 2013 #2
Andy823 Sep 2013 #3
idwiyo Sep 2013 #4
SomeGuyInEagan Sep 2013 #5
riqster Sep 2013 #6
Vanje Sep 2013 #7
riqster Sep 2013 #8
Vanje Sep 2013 #10
Fawke Em Sep 2013 #11
riqster Sep 2013 #13
Fawke Em Sep 2013 #22
riqster Sep 2013 #24
Vanje Sep 2013 #15
Stuart G Sep 2013 #9
Thav Sep 2013 #12
riqster Sep 2013 #14
gademocrat7 Sep 2013 #16
xocet Sep 2013 #17
riqster Sep 2013 #18
indepat Sep 2013 #19
riqster Sep 2013 #20
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riqster Sep 2013 #23

Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:16 AM

1. K & R

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:17 AM

2. Boink.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:27 AM

3. K&R

Yep it's the republican way, I call it "hypocrisy" at it's finest. People need to go to the farm subsidy site and see just how many of their congress reps are raking in the money while voting against helping those who really need it!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:48 AM

4. K&R

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:57 AM

5. Same for Michelle Bachmann

The family farm is Wisconsin took more than $250k in federal welf... subsidies leading up to 2008:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-16/bachmann-has-income-from-subsidized-farm.html

Plus money her husband's clinic received.

Perhaps we finally have the "Welfare Queen" that Reagan made up.

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Response to SomeGuyInEagan (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:08 AM

6. Does she "drive a Cadillac"?

That was part of the meme, IIRC.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:12 AM

7. Congressman Stephen Fincher is from Tennessee

DU members from that state can write to him here, to tell him what a swell fellow he is.:

https://fincher.house.gov/contact-me

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Response to Vanje (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:18 AM

8. If you aren't from his district, you can't send him email.

Just tried and got the "you're not from these parts, are yuh?" message.

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Response to riqster (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:35 AM

10. I know.

And Darn, I really wanted to tell him something!

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Response to riqster (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:56 AM

11. Google his district zip code

and then just put in your city and state. It's based on the zip.

I do that all the time.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:59 AM

13. Thanks.

Awesome screen name, BTW.

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Response to riqster (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:23 AM

22. I can't quite decide if I'm a traitor or a fan of the movie.

I don't think I'd blow anyone up, so I guess I'm more Anony/Occupy.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 05:50 AM

24. A heck of a " guy", either way. nt

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:01 PM

15. +1!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:31 AM

9. K and R thanks for posting nt

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:58 AM

12. Republicans luv the writings of Paul, and the book of Leviticus.

Everything else is ignored as it doesn't support their world view. People like this get really mad when I say, "Didn't Jesus tell us to love others as we love ourselves?"

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Response to Thav (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:01 PM

14. Call them "Paulians" sometime.

They really hate it.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 12:18 PM

16. K&R

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 02:25 PM

17. For emphasis...

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Response to xocet (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:48 PM

18. It's all Greek to me.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:01 PM

19. My Dear Congressman Fincher is fastly making himself one of Congress's most pious,

hypocritical, mendacious, and disingenuous assholes to come down the path. And using Jesus to support his outrageous, outlandish, perverse, and unchrist-like politics defies description in polite company.

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Response to indepat (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:03 PM

20. Indeed. Would that he were unusual.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:11 PM

21. I know it is an out of context quote...

 

but even if the context were proper, we should not be using the babble as a basis for our legislation.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 05:32 AM

23. S'truth.

Separation of church and state rules . I was aiming at the hypocrisy of the position, not the constitutionality.

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