Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) weighed in on the Farm Bill which would drastically cut food stamp benefits and said that it’s not “evil” of Republicans cutting the program which would which would largely impact working families with children.
Because the day ends in a Y, Gohmert said something mind boggling.
Raw Story reports:
On the other hand, Gohmert said, poor people were using food stamps to buy food that other Americans could not afford. He claimed his “broken-hearted” constituents had repeatedly told him they had seen people use food stamps to buy king crab legs.
Because he does pay income tax, he doesn’t get more back than he pays in, he is actually helping pay for king crab legs when he can’t pay for them for himself,” Gohmert explained.
“How can you begrudge somebody who feels that way,” he added. “How can you begrudge anyone who steps up on behalf of constituents who feel that way. We don’t want anyone to go hungry, and from the amount of obesity in this country by people who we’re told do not have enough to eat, it does seem like we could have a debate about this issue without allegations about wanting to slap down or starve children.”
Watch courtesy of Raw Story:
I think a food stamp challenge is in order here. Certainly there will always be some people who abuse the system, much like there are Congressmen and women who abuse their power and we don’t cut their pay.