Texas Republican Plans To Nix Food Stamps, Quotes The Bible “The One Who Is Unwilling To Work Shall Not Eat”

The Republicans claim to be good Christians and follow the bible, but their actions disagree with their words.  Christian values teach followers to help those in need not hurt them.  Republicans find verses in the Bible and use them as absurd reasons to make budget cuts.

The latest proposed cut was made by Texas Republican Jodey Arrington.  He quoted 2nd Thessalonians 3:10:

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

Arrington believes this applies to unemployed Americans using food stamps to eat.  He believes they can all get jobs but are too lazy to find one.

Arrington made the following comment at a House hearing on nutrition saying these are “God’s demands”:

“He says even when we were with you, we give you this rule, ‘If a man will not work he shall not eat.’ And he goes on to say ‘We heard that some of you are idle.’ I think that every American, Republican or Democrat wants to help the needy among us. And I think it’s a reasonable expectation that we have work requirements. I think that gives more credibility, frankly, to SNAP.”

As reported by USA Today, very few people on food stamps are unemployed adults.  They receive a mere $1.40 – $1.90 per meal which isn’t enough to buy more than a cheeseburger at McDonald’s in today’s America.

The reality of the situation is most people on food stamps are unable to work due to disabilities.  Democratic Representative Jim McGovern spoke up and said, “Please do not do anything that will make hunger worse.”

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