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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.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

That is how they voted. A bunch of lazy, privileged rich people decided that hungry people are the lazy ones; so, f*** ’em, let ’em work or starve. Really. They said as much before the vote.

And Congresscritters do make a base salary of $174,000.00 (lots make more than that) plus tons of bennies and perks. This for working as few as 126 days in the current session. Most food stamp recipients make less than 15,000.00 a year, and work (if they can) for twice as many days in a year.

The supposed “lazy” “moochers” referred to include children, the elderly, and people who work long hours for low wages, but don’t make enough money for food. Almost four million of them. Uhmmmmmm…these don’t sound like lazy moochers to this writer.

Only a bunch of rich, entitled, ignorant, arrogant f***wits would have the nerve to call poor Americans such things. Especially when members of Congress are demonstrably lazy, mooching swine themselves.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Every time Mr. Blunt and Cranky sees one of those idiot Facebook posts about “drug testing welfare recipients”, his response is the same: first thing, let’s test the politicians. They get a lot more money than any poor schmuck, and can cause a lot more damage. And in the main, people applaud the idea of testing politicos. But they keep right on spouting the bulls*** “drug test the poor” idea.

So here’s one example of a hypocritical drug-test-the-poor politician : one Chuck Sims, just busted for his second DUI, and yep, a strong proponent of the aforementioned bulls*** idea. That idea, by the way, assumes guilt on the part of the recipient: and that drunken crook Mr. Sims is demanding that we assume that he is innocent. So we see that the whole drug-testing-the-poor campaign is a bulls*** idea, but people keep on spouting it anyway.

Another argument against the bulls*** idea is Florida,where the Guv pushed through a plan that failed in every respect. Oh, and one of his wife’s companies was getting paid to do drug tests under the law that Rick Scott signed. So again, a politician fails an ethical test that he thinks others should pass, but he keeps on spouting the bulls*** idea anyway.

There is almost no evidence that there is a problem with poor folk using public funds to buy drugs, but when does evidence enter into such matters? People keep on spouting bulls*** ideas anyway.

This writer will keep on insisting that our politicos, who can and scam we taxpayers out of millions of dollars, be the ones that we subject to drug tests, financial tests, and every other sort of scrutiny the law allows. And let’s realize that those “public servants” are getting away with all sorts of crooked activities, all the while distracting us with the bulls*** ideas that the vast majority of us believe and spout anyway.