The Unbearable Hypocrisy of Tennessee Republicans

The $940 billion farm bill went down in flames in the House, and good riddance. It would have cut $20.5 billion from SNAP, aka the food stamp program.

Tennessee Rep. Stephen Fincher, who made national news when he said churches should deal with the poor while the government should keep sending checks to farmers like himself, voted for the bill. Apparently national scorn has left him uncowed.

Also voting for the bill: Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Diane Black, who three days ago were in the news peddling junk science about fetal pain and giving impassioned floor speeches about the need to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Said Black:

“When I became a nurse more than 40 years ago, I took a vow to devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care,” Black said.

Said Blackburn:

“We are taking an action that will enable so many children to enjoy that first guarantee, that guarantee to life,” Blackburn told House members.

Hmm. I guess food isn’t part of “care” and “life.” Do you think Tennessee Republicans know that a fetus vessel (aka, a woman) needs food?

Proof yet again that unless you’re a fetus or a corporation, Republicans don’t give a damn about you.


Filed under Farm Bill, poverty, Republicans, Tennessee

4 responses to “The Unbearable Hypocrisy of Tennessee Republicans

  1. Reblogged this on Big Blue Dot Y'all and commented:
    Lord it is hard to be a Tennessean.