O’SNAP! Republicans Caught Taking Food Stamps (List)
Legislation passed by the GOP-controlled House would cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by an additional $5 billion annually and tighten eligibility requirements. A program that for every $5 of food stamps generates up to $9 in economic activity.
1. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) collected nearly $3.5 million in taxpayer-financed farm subsidies from 1999 to 2012, including roughly $70,000 just last year in the form of direct payments from Washington, paid for by you and me.
2. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) received more than $5 million in commodity subsidies since 1995, according to the group’s analysis of data from the U.S. Agriculture Department.
3. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.Minn) received $250,000 in Federal Farm Subsidies.
4 – 29. Thirty-Three other Members of Congress received $15 Million Dollars from farm subsidies yet voted to cut food stamps
30. Wal-Mart Supercenter employing 300 workers cost taxpayers at least $904,000 annually, with profits over $446 billion dollars annually.
*BONUS* Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), fights to keep moochers from not paying their fair share, while allowing the super-rich to hide between $21 and $32 trillion in offshore jurisdictions around the world .