Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Welfare For The Wealthy Is Better Than Welfare For The Poor

A member of Congress who benefits enormously from the $100 billion per year farm subsidies, that go primarily to rich farmers, quotes the scriptures to explain why government should not provide food stamps that are primarily used to feed poor children.  I'm certain that many of the good citizens from Tennessee will applaud his use of the scriptures to rationalize his his vote against food stamps.  Most of them are not aware of the subsidies that their congressman receives from government.  Wasteful subsidies to wealthy farmers and oil companies are not as visible to most voters as are public welfare programs.  This is particularly true of voters in states like Tennessee who will respond favorably to messages from hypocrites like the congressman that they elected.

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