So who voted to allow poor children to starve?

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    Again with the liberal demogagery. And, still another LIE by a leftie. Apparently, liberals, even if they do graduate from UF, still can't do basic math. The bill they voted on was for an INCREASE in the program that those who voted against did not support. The LIBERALS (uh, democrats) demanded a higher percentage of increase than the naysayers were willing to swallow.
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    Easy, tiger. I am just pointing out that the Senate, like the House, voted to reduce SNAP funding. Under the thread premise, that constitutes voting to starve poor children.

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    Jesus was all about the poor. And by the way he was olive-to-brown skinned.

    Just saying.
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    Jesus was all about the poor, and He strongly encouraged people, individual people, to care for them as part of their own spiritual journey. Nothing He said justifies "Caesar" taking over the job by stealing from A to give to B. The Christian call to charity, like the call to salvation, is an individual's journey and an individual's choice. If it isn't from within, self-motivated, voluntary, it is meaningless. I think it is the next closest thing to blasphemy to characterize our social norm of people being happy with paying their taxes so the government can do for the poor as being something of which Christ would approve.
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    Jesus was also for personal responsibility too and apparently that has been on the decrease here in the US. I am glad that they voted to be more fiscally responsible.
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    This threads is a total distortion of the truth. Slick willie was the POTUS that put a working component into getting food-stamps and now when the pubs want to add it back in it's completely mischaracterized by the OP as the Pubs that are staving the kids?

    Yawn thread. Gets four clowns - :clown2::clown2::clown2::clown2:
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    Despite the on-going and organized efforts to transform the country into a secular society, we are a Christian nation with Christian values. A person is extremely presumptuous to decide who is and who is not a Christian.

    There are thousands upon thousands of homeless children living in central Florida. They live in cars, on the streets, in hellish motels and other places that no one would want to live. What politicians doing something about it? Name them.

    Lest it appear that I am a reprobate or worse, we give lots of money to help children all over, including those who are refugees because of the war in Syria.
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    Not a fan of liberty I see
    Wow. Marxism is your friend.
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    Michelle says they are too fat anyway.

    Really-any of you know any children starving? If you do-then take them some food; but I bet not one of you crying about this even knows a starving child.
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    Most who do will not respond. It's nothing to be boastful about

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    Tenneessee Rep Stephen Fincher was on the list (linked on the thread's OP) of Republican representatives who voted to slash SNAP subsidies.

    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20130917/OPINION/309170023/Reform-needed-farm-subsidies

    Information found at this link http://farm.ewg.org/persondetail.php?custnumber=A10829265 details what crops were subsidised and how much Fincher received each year.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickung...sonally-pocketing-millions-in-farm-subsidies/

    The author of the Forbes article - Rick Unger - muses further, stating that while the biblical back-and-forth is interesting, he wonders if Congressman Fincher would be good enough to refer the reader to the part of the Bible that reveals how providing adequate food stamp assistance to those in need violates the teachings of Christianity but venerates accepting government hand-outs in the guise of farm subsidies?

    Unger notes that Fincher is the second largest recipient of farm subsidies in the United States Congress and supports increases in the subsidy program.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/20...-food-stamps-as-stealing-other-peoples-money/

    Hypocrite
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    Kudos to those who voted to slash it.
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    Not that it matters, but what are you basing this claim on?
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    Fincher, too?

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