Oh Snap! Snooki Noem busted again for being a hypocrite (H/T – Helga)

New analysis finds that 14 members of Congress voted to continue farm subsidies from which they personally benefit while failing to continue nutrition aid for 47 million Americans. These members of


· Are each Republicans;

· Have a total net worth of up to $124.5  million;

· Have received a total of at least $7.2 million in

farm subsidies;

· Each previously voted to gut the SNAP

program by giving states large financial incentives to kick families off SNAP.

Rep. Kristi Noem

RepublicanSouth Dakota  At-Large

Total Farm Subsidies Received: $503,751*

Net Worth: -$464,992 to  $674,999

Individuals in Noems home county,  Hamlin County,

receiving SNAP Benefits: 462  (7% of Hamlin Countys


Vote on Southerland Amendment to H.R 1947 to Gut

SNAP: Rep. Noem voted YES on an amendment to gut

the SNAP program by giving subsidies to states that cut

off familiesbenefits.

Vote on H.R. 2642: Rep. Noem voted YES  to provide

farm subsidies for himself while allowing authorization

to expire for nutrition programs including  SNAP.

*Total subsidies do not include any possible federal  payments


#1 Poly43 on 07.23.13 at 12:08 pm

With info like this available what does the argus find worthy of news? Yesterday’s poll question.

Will the royal baby be a boy or a girl?

In a nutshell this is what’s wrong with our media.

#2 WOW! on 07.23.13 at 12:29 pm

She makes me want to vomit. She has only made an income off the government.

#3 Winston on 07.23.13 at 1:24 pm

Just further proof that the “Proud 53%” are actually members of the “47%”….. just as we all are….. even the “1%” who never have to send their children off to war….

#4 Tom H. on 07.23.13 at 3:22 pm

But… but… but… food stamp recipients are drags on society! They’re only looking for handouts! Farmers and small business owners drive the economy and pay the bills for our wasteful welfare state!

Denial – it ain’t just a river in Egypt, and neither is cognitive dissonance.

#5 grudznick on 07.23.13 at 5:46 pm

That is a wonderful painting, Mr. E. I hope you have it framed and scare/entertain people at your restaurant.

#6 Joan on 07.23.13 at 7:03 pm

I know people who think Noem is the next thing to God, himself/herself. I had to throw that in there to see how many people I could get some comments from. I kind of like to stir things up sometimes.

#7 hmr59 on 07.24.13 at 12:19 am

And we expected, what??? Add the fact that her husband sell federally subsidized crop insurance…do as I (or ALEC tells me to) say, not what I do…

#8 OleSlewFoot on 07.24.13 at 9:07 am

SNAP and farm subsidy programs should be voted on as separate bills. Programs should be voted on for their merit, not the DC attitude of you vote for my half and I’ll vote for your half. The way bills are written in DC is a joke. SNAP is referred to as the nutritional part of the farm bill. Give me a break.

To put Noem’s income in perspective, she is 16.9% owner of a farming corporation. In 2012, her portion of the subsidy would have been $39,327.

Why would she not vote for the farm bill? Her constituents in SD have received $11.1 billion in farm payments and SD ranks 8th in the nation for payments received.

When you drive by a corn or soybean field, you are helping pay to put that crop in the ground. Or if it was too wet to plant, you pay for them not to plant through their crop insurance. Many hunting preserves are subsidized by the CRP portion of the farm bill. What a country.

#9 WOW! on 07.25.13 at 1:38 pm

Too bad Shantel Krebs can’t primary Noem too.