The Texas congressman complained that Democrats had portrayed Republicans as evil because they supported a measure to cut nearly 2 million low-income people off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which would mainly impact working families with children.
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.
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.”
Dollars to overpriced donuts that this “witness” to wanton (wonton?) extravagance does not exist. I guess Loony Louis is trying to prove that he’s a mainstream GOPer by recycling one of St Ronnie’s greatest hits. Then again, Bob Dole was one of the fathers of the Food Stamp program, which was devised to help farmers and poor folks alike. We used to call that a win-win situation.
As always, Louis Goober Gohmert Piles has me feeling more crabby than kingly.