When I see Republican sponsored bills that reach so far into our personal lives that we’re basically being told how to live and eat, I always think of their bullshit about “small government.”
Here’s the tale of another pious conservative social engineer taking it out on the hungry poor, just like Jesus did:
Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin is sponsoring legislation that would prevent people receiving food stamps from buying “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak.” He’s already admitted the bill might need “tweaking” to permit people to buy “canned tuna and fish sticks.”
These kinds of bills — premised on the idea that food stamp recipients are lazy thieves — are a favorite of Republican lawmakers: take Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin, who’s so suspicious of food stamp users that he recommends his constituents snoop on their shopping carts to make sure nothing looks too sinful.
And Brattin has already proven himself to be a stupendously effective troll: he was last seen sponsoring a bill that would have allowed men to have to grant women permission to get an abortion. (That one failed immediately.)
Prevent the poor from eating fish? Kinda reminds of a story...
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. The disciples came to Jesus and said, “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish” … “Bring them here to me,” Jesus said. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. They all ate and were satisfied…
So tell me all about our “small government,” “get government out of the way” religious right Republicans dictators.