In stark contrast to everything Pope Francis believes (and Jesus preached), Virginia Republicans today voted – with one exception – to starve the poor. That’s right, the following Virginia Republicans are so nasty, so vicious, so mean-spirited, that they voted to cut food stamps by $40 billion over 10 years. If this bill ever became law – which it won’t because Democrats control the U.S. Senate and the White House, thank goodness – “3.8 million people would lose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in 2014.” But that’s exactly the type of horrendous stuff that will happen if the American people are ever crazy enough to hand the keys of government over to these lunatics.
With that, here’s the Virginia “Poor People Starvation Caucus.”
Eric Can’tor, Randy Forbes Bob Goodlatte, Morgan Griffith, Robert Hurt, Scott Rigell, Rob Wittman
Voting NOT to starve millions of poor Americans were Frank Wolf (what got into him? he actually voted the right way on something for a change!), Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran, Bobby Scott.
Oh, and a special “screw you” to Eric Can’tor, who pushed this bill and who actually had the chutzpah to claim that it was “designed to give people a hand when they need it most.” Can we say “Orwellian?” The fact is, the legislation imposes new work requirements, but contains NO new funding for job training (let alone any new jobs for the people on nutritional assistance)! These Republicans are truly diabolical.