Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., claims Jesus would oppose poor people receiving food stamps and other forms of government assistance, claiming such aid is not Christian, and in reality constitutes theft.
Recently Rep. Fincher said: "The role of citizens, of Christianity, of humanity, is to take care of each other, not for Washington to steal from those in the country and give to others in the country."
Fincher, like many conservative Christians, argues that obligations to take care of the poor should be left to churches, not the government, ignoring the fact that not all those in need subscribe to religious superstition.
However, while Fincher advocates denying government aid to the poor and hungry based on his religious convictions, he is more than willing to accept aid for himself from the government. Fincher collected nearly $3.5 million in taxpayer-financed farm subsidies from 1999 to 2012, including roughly $70,000 just last year in the form of direct payments from Washington.
The stench of Republican cruelty, mixed with GOP hypocrisy, is overwhelming.
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