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Rangel: You’re Going to Hell if You Don’t Support Food Stamps, Social Security

Democratic representative Charlie Rangel argued on Monday that Republicans can no longer take the moral and spiritual high ground due to their opposition to government benefits like Social Security and food stamps. 

“Anyone who is familiar with the Bible,” Rangel said, should know that “Jesus said you’re going to Hell if you don’t treat the lesser of his brothers and sisters” with compassion. Republican believers, he explained, will be assessed by a “higher authority” for attempting to thwart government programs that help the poor: “He said he was hungry, you didn’t give him food stamps … He was thirsty, you didn’t purify the water … he said he was naked, you didn’t give him Social Security.”


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