WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million Americans last year.
On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee approved Republican legislation that would reform farm subsidies and trim the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by roughly $2.5 billion a year. Republicans want fewer Americans to qualify for food stamps simply because they receive benefits from another safety net program. Under the new legislation, more people would have to pass income and asset tests to be eligible for food stamps. Nearly 2 million fewer people would qualify.
Rep. Juan Vargas, a California Democrat and former member of the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, said he favored a Democratic amendment to undo the cuts because Jesus made himself clear on feeding the poor.
The Right like to thump their bible and talk about family values but when it comes time to walk the talk helping the poor is not as easy or desirable as just hating gays and being anti-abortion. TPL thought we would take a break from the other news and have you read this article and hopefully think about it. So really Jesus would not want the Federal government to provide food stamp but that he would want such charity to come from the individual or volunteer organizations. Really? Well we think that in our hearts we all know the answer. To help 47 million, food stamps and other programs are needed because the other way is not sufficient. Guess Jesus is ok though with more tanks even though the military does not want more. Guess Jesus is ok with a 2d F-35 engine even though the military does not want it but no to our poor? Think about this whenever you feel any doubt about being a progressive democrat. TPL. Like us on Facebook and please share our blog with your friends.