Kevin Cramer on Welfare & Poverty



If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat

Earlier today, a constituent of Kevin Cramer posted a comment on Cramer's Facebook wall. The constituent apparently wanted to make sure that--after Cramer's vote to [cut the food stamp program]--Cramer was aware of some of the Biblical passages supporting the idea of helping the "least of these." Cramer's response is, essentially, to let those people starve. Citing a different Biblical passage, Cramer wrote:

"2 Thessalonians 3:10 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat."

[The original constituent letter included:]

Dear Congressman Cramer. Matthew 25:36-43 says: For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink...' Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?' And the king will say to them in reply, 'Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Source: Taegan Goddard on PoliticalWire.com , Sep 21, 2013

Voted YES on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients.

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