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Several of the House Republicans who voted Thursday for a bill that slashed billions of dollars from the food stamp program personally received large farm subsidies for family farms. The bill cutting the food stamp program narrowly passed on a mostly party line 217 to 210 vote.

During the food stamp debate, GOP Rep. Stephen Fincher, who received thousands in farm subsidies, responded to a Democratic Congressman during the debate over the cuts by quoting the bible, saying “the one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

Fincher himself has received his own large share of government money. From 1999 to 2012, Stephen & Lynn Fincher Farms received $3,483,824 in agriculture subsidies. Last year he took in $70,574 alone.

Another Republican congresswoman who voted to make cuts to the food stamp program was Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri. Her farm received more than $800,000 in Department of Agriculture subsidies from 1995-2012. In 2001, her farm received $135,482 in subsidies.

Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, who also voted to make cuts to the program, was a partner in Racota Valley Ranch, her family’s farm and previously had nearly a 17% stake through 2008. The farm received $3.4 million in subsidies from 1995-2012. The Environmental Working Group, which analyzes subsidy data, says the “estimated amount of subsidies attributed to Rep. Noem from 1995-2012 is $503,751.”

Rep. Marlin Stutzman, a Republican Rep. from Indiana also received his fair share of government subsidies. He personally took in nearly $200,000 for the farm he co-owns with his father.

According to the New York Times Stutzman said Thursday the bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion over the next ten years “eliminates loopholes, ensures work requirements, and puts us on a fiscally responsible path.”

President Obama threatened to veto the bill Wednesday.
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gacpl commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 07:56 AM

so basically, the farmers pay the republicans to vote their way, and the democrats pay thru food stamps to get the lower income people to vote theirs. what's the difference?

wayne44 commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 08:58 AM

PN, Why only list Republicans? Are you saying they are the only ones who receive farm subsidies? I suspect that just as many Democrats receive the same subsidies. However, they will never agree to cut welfare benefits because they don't want to lose the votes. When the average amount of welfare payouts are around $25,00 a year and as high as $47,000 where is the incentive to better themselves? Great article in the Savannah Morning News a couple of Sundays' ago concerning welfare benefits. Kind of an eye-opener.

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 09:26 AM

@gacpl-the difference is their trying to keep their subsidy's but deny others 200 a month in food-stamps.

@Wayne-I focused on Republicans because their the ones trying to end food stamps, and their message is we don't like hand outs but their receiving them. They receive more subsidy than any hungry family would receive.

I honestly believe a lot of people will not make it to the pearly gates because they thought it was okay to line the pockets of the rich and not feed others when they are hungry. Are you aware that most households that receive food-stamps have children in the home? I believe a lot of people that call themselves men and woman of God but think it's okay to let people starve will have to answer for there choice in more than one way.

gacpl commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 09:39 AM

the difference is none, they are both whoring themselves out for votes and money without regard for what's right for america.

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:24 AM

@gacpl-there will always be poor among us. America was built on the foundation of taking care of their own. I'm doing very well for myself but I don't look down on people that are not. I give and I always end up receiving more than I gave. I'm in good health, nice home, children are doing well and I'm sitting in my sun room,enjoying the breeze looking at my well manicured lawn (thank you Sarge lawn care)...I'm living very well. I thank God for everything, I volunteer, I feed the homeless and I donate my clothing to the Kirk healing center. I think I've been blessed because I give and I believe in helping others. I don't think I would be in the position that I'm in if I didn't believe in helping those in need.

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:27 AM

1 John 3:17
If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be that person?

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Corporate Example of Giving and Receiving

Walmart defends its poor labor practices as necessary to keep prices down. But as Walmart’s sales dropped with its payrolls, other retailers have proven that treating workers well is not mutually exclusive to a good deal. Walmart’s competitor, Costco, offers its employees an average wage of $21.96 an hour, about 40 percent more than Walmart employees make. Costco enjoyed a 19 percent increase in profits last quarter as Walmart sank, generating much more revenue and profit per worker. WinCo, a smaller grocery chain based in Idaho, boasts full health benefits for anyone working over 24 hours a week and retirement accounts for more than 400 workers — while maintaining prices even lower than Walmart’s.

JimmyMack commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 13:00 PM

@PN: I agree with your rationale 100%.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 21:44 PM

I’m sorry but PN’s rational is flawed and really doesn’t work in a free society. Charity and giving amongst Americans used to be something widespread through families, churches and other distinguished organizations. People were more responsible for themselves by not having ridiculous numbers of children without a father in tow to guide and provide. Free markets and trade set wages not the government and just because one company can afford to pay their employees X amount of money doesn’t mean that another can do so as well. It’s very admiral that your family is doing well and you give as you do PN, but it isn’t your right to submit your will on others just as God the almighty supports too. The deity wants’ you to come to him or do for others on your free will, not by gunpoint (The Feds). Conservatives give more time and money to charity, the poor than any other group in America; especially Democrats. It is more likely that your family is as successful as it is because of the conservative values and principles you have inspite of your political philosophy. I’ve already mentioned to you and posted how poor my family was and our living conditions and you deleted the blog. The goal is to get people off food stamps and into a job to support the country and do your fair share for society as God would wish it to be.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 21:53 PM

I forgot to mention that this bill passed by a bipartisan vote and the President threatens to veto it; however Obamacare passed without a single Republican vote in the House or Senate and he signed it even though he said you can't pass healthcare with a 50+1 vote. Jimmy, has he taken over the moniker of "Boy King" GWB passed bipartisan bills.


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