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Christian Republican Asks: “Are There No Workhouses?!”

mpt_olivertwist_1200.jpgI’m trying really hard to maintain my equilibrium today, but with all the health care bullshit and the news of record-breaking Goldman Sachs bonuses, all it takes is one straw. And Missouri State Representative (Republican, natch) Cynthia Davis is that straw:

Churches and other non-profits can do this at no cost to the taxpayer if it is warranted. […] Bigger governmental programs take away our connectedness to the human family, our brotherhood and our need for one another. […] Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals? Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break. […] It really is all about increasing government spending, which means an increase in taxes for us to buy more free lunches and breakfasts.

In case you’re asking yourselves, "Who the hell is Cynthia Davis?", her website is quite informative.

Prior to her public service, Rep. Davis and her husband opened Back to Basics Christian Bookstore in 1989, and was a recipient of the O’Fallon Business Association’s "Business of the Year Award".

Nice Christian ethic you have there, Ms. Davis.  So much for all that hippie Jesus talk about loaves and fishes. 

By the way, Cynthia, have you met MeMe Roth? I think you’d get along famously. You both seem to think starving’s a good thing.

[x-posted at Dependable Renegade

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