By now, anti-food stamp crusader Rep. Stephen Fincher is
for raking in millions in farm subsidies while misquoting the Bible in favor of deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But let's not forget that he's far from alone
among House Republican in voting to take food from the poor while happily taking farm subsidies for himself.
Another Republican congresswoman who voted to make cuts to the food stamp program was Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri. Her farm received more than $800,000 in Department of Agriculture subsidies from 1995-2012. In 2001, her farm received $135,482 in subsidies.
Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, who also voted to make cuts to the program, was a partner in Racota Valley Ranch, her family’s farm and previously had nearly a 17% stake through 2008. The farm received $3.4 million in subsidies from 1995-2012. The Environmental Working Group, which analyzes subsidy data, says the “estimated amount of subsidies attributed to Rep. Noem from 1995-2012 is $503,751.”
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, who claimed
that the bill was about "how many families are lifted out of poverty and helped back on their feet," as if there was any possible way it would do that, got $200,000 in farm subsidies for a farm he co-owns with his father.
Evil. Disgusting. Heartless. There's really no way to exaggerate how awful these people are.
Please join Daily Kos and Ultraviolet in denouncing House Republicans for passing deep cuts to food stamps, and tell Congress to oppose all cuts.