Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier took the Representative floor on Thursday to speak out against other congressional members for trying to take food stamps away from their constituents.
Speier used a cooked steak, vodka and caviar as props to attack congressional members opposing large numbers of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in their districts. Rep. Speier said they feel like crusaders and heroes when they vote to cut food stamps.
She mentioned how some of these same congress members travel across the world at taxpayer expense while receiving large allowances for food and shelter. Speier made the following statement:
“Some of these same members travel to foreign countries under the guise of official business. They dine at lavish restaurants, eating steak, vodka and even caviar. They receive money to do this. That’s right; they don’t pay out of pocket for these meals.”
She also said people on food stamps could eat for a year on what a member of Congress spends on food and shelter for six days.
Read more about Congressional member’s scathing speech about her fellow political leaders at the BuzzFeed website.
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