A GOP lawmaker got into a dueling Bible verse debate with a constituent over proposed cuts to food stamps.
"If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat," wrote Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND in response to a Bismark resident's opposition to his voting to slash food stamps. He was referring to a passage from the book of 2 Thessalonians in the New Testament.
Kevin Tengesda had expressed his disagreement by quoting a biblical passage: "I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink."
Cramer along with 216 House Republicans last week approved a bill to cut food stamp spending by nearly $40 billion over 10 years.
"We can generate $20 billion in savings by ending these waivers while encouraging able-bodied people to work , Cramer wrote on his web page about the vote. "When did America become a country where working for benefits is no longer noble?"
Via Raw Story