Only the Poor Guilty of Theft?

Is Republican Congressman Stephan Fincher a thief?

The West Tennessee representative told the Examiner last week that he and Jesus were against food stamps for the poor—it’s up to individuals to support the poor, not the government. He said food stamps constitute a program to steal from the country’s taxpayers and give it to others.

Fincher received $3.5 million in farm subsidies between 1999 and 2012, including $70,000 last year.

© 2013 MetroPulse. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.