I’m guessing most of these Republicans will be going to their churches on Sunday worshipping a Man who was poor and homeless, proclaimed by men who demanded kind actions towards the poor, and none of them will admit the hypocrisy of their own deeds.
Lawmakers voted Tuesday to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that would cut thousands of low-income Missourians off of a federal welfare program.
Meantime, Nixon vetoed a separate bill that would cut the amount of time a laid-off worker could collect jobless benefits to 13 weeks from 20 weeks. Republican leaders spoke confidently that they could override that veto, too.
Tuesday’s override vote on the welfare bill took place in the House, with 113 lawmakers voting in favor and 32 voting against. The Senate voted to override Monday evening on a 25-9 vote.
The welfare bill lowers the lifetime limit for how long families can stay on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program from five years to three years and nine months. It also imposes sanctions on a family receiving benefits if an adult does not comply with work requirements. And it requires individuals to be working or looking for a job before getting food stamps.
The Department of Social Services estimates that roughly 9,500 people — 6,400 of whom are children — would lose their access to benefits in the first year.
Let’s go to the Man Himself:
24″But woe to you who are rich, for you are receiving your comfort in full. 25″Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
Or maybe His brother:
5 Listen,my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?