One Republican is using the Bible to say the hungry should just go hungry.
Tea Party Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee quoted a verse from Book of Thessalonians in defense of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps. “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat,” said Fincher during a House Agriculture Committee meeting for a markup of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act.
Approximately 45 percent of the beneficiaries of food stamps are children. While the bill he is voting for would cut food stamps for the neediest of Americans, Fincher himself is the recipient of major government assistance. The congressman has received over $3.5 million directly from the government in agriculture subsidies.http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/06/06/farm-subsidies-loving-congressman-wants-to-cut-food-stamps/
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has the same visceral abhorrence of hypocritical politicians who use the Bible and their own bastardized interpretation of Christian scripture to justify their own swinish cruelty and conceitedness, while simultaneously imbibing in the same perceived sin that they piously rail against.
Watch as the esteemed Mr. O'Donnell takes on GOP Congressfreak, and Teabagging jackass Stephen Fincher, rips Fincher's pitiable sphincter from twixt his pasty white, pimpled ass, and slams the bloody, oozing mass of quivering pulp on the floor and curb stomps it with his Ferragamo Python Loafers.
It's a beautiful thing to behold:
If The Gadfly were a smoker, he would be madly craving a cigarette after that one.