It’s because they love the American people, and, being the Christians they claim to be when they want the evangelical vote, that the GOP screwed the neediest among us.
The Republicans in the House of Representatives cut food stamps by $39 billion during the next decade, which touches nearly 48 million low-income Americans.
This amount is twice what they wanted to cut in June.
Along with no Democrats voting for this cut, fifteen Republicans also voted against the bill.
3 million people will lose benefits while another 850,000 will see their benefits cut.
The current Farm Bill expires at the end of this month, and this very Christian and patriotic action against our fellow Americans puts the Farm Bill in a difficult position even though the GOP attempted to separate the Farm Bill into two sections, one of which dealt with food stamps.
Even though Eric Cantor said he would introduce a new version of the bill that would add stiffer requirements for many able-bodied recipients to be working or looking for work or in a job-training program because good citizens thought there was something wrong with simply cutting benefits that were needed by people who were just like them, but who fell on hard times, what was finally proposed does not include new funding for job training.
He simply bought time relying on most of us to forget his cover story about the GOP's meanness in June.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said, "I'm certain that we could embrace as House Democrats some measure of cuts. I mean, every program can benefit from some savings. But the first go-round the Republicans' proposed cut was $20 billion. Then they passed an amendment that was $31.4 billion. And now that still isn't good enough for the Tea Partiers. Now we're at $40 billion. What they're saying is that in America it's OK for people to go hungry."
The GOP bill will probably fail in the Senate, but they did pass it in the House.
So we do know their attitude toward the neediest Americans.
Obviously since corporations are people, the GOP has chosen which people it will freely give money to, and which they will hope, between this and their theatrics with the Affordable Healthcare Act, can just die.
Think of the money that would be saved with less Americans.
But if they can’t get food, at least there is always water.
Oh, but wait.