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Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].

This past week:

Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Unfortunately SB798, the #BigMacWelfare #LobsterFoodStamp bill, was perfected 16-14 last night in the MO Senate. I don’t believe your tax dollars should pay for restaurant food from Red Lobster, McDonald’s, etc. for food stamp recipients. @GOP @MoSenateGOP
9:51 AM · Apr 26, 2022

There is much hilarity in the responses:

Please provide the list of restaurants that have already signed contracts with the state since this bill just passed last night there are NONE, so your making most of this up. MISINFORMATION

Denny Hoskins (r) answers today, sort of:

Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Sorry, not misinformation, you just weren’t listening very well. I said these were some of the restaurants approved in California for #WelfareWhoppers and #DelTacoFoodStamps. CA is 1 of 6 states to approve this program. [….]
3:17 PM · Apr 30, 2022

I listened to what you said, and you did not bring up CA in your video ONCE. provide the list of approved restaurants that have contracted with the state of Mo. for this?

He’s caught in gaslighting. Let’s watch him backpedal.

Well his original post has no CA narrative, then he added the link for CA in the response to me, so yes your exactly right. I can find NO agreement with the state of Mo with any Bus., so if he has that provide it

of course you do, punish the poor, make them cook!
Jesus helped the poor.

Disingenuous. This bill allows only elderly, disabled & homeless to use FS at just a small # of approved restaurants that have been approved by HHS to provide a nutritious approved meal. This fills a def need for this small community.

I’m okay with people getting food.

Great job the MoGOP is going with their supermajority! I don’t see ‘brass knuckles’ on your board, figured it was important since it was debated during the pandemic? You should also add ‘defund local public schools’ as GOP wants the money for private schools.

The homeless must cook their food?
What is wrong with you?
Jesus wants you to cook!
Jesus doesn’t want you eating prepared food!

Did you vote to raise the minimum wage to a living wage?
Did you vote for affordable housing?
People live in food deserts & the only food available is often fast food. Not a good choice but better than starvation.
How did you vote on Medicaid?
Stingy Republican.

I’d rather my tax dollars not pay you.

You should resign.


Via the National Conference of State Legislatures:

2020 Legislator Compensation
Missouri $35,915/year. 43/mile. $121/day. Tied to federal rate. Unvouchered.

$121.00 per day. You think prepared food is off the table for Denny Hoskins (r)?

You’re seriously worried that someone may spend $1 for a burger? That’s a pathetic waste of legislative time & a bigger scandal than $1 meal on food stamps. It’s disgusting that these are the people you pick on. Too chicken to take on serious corruption or HELP your constituents?

I am a psychologist who works with low-income clients. Most of those who receive SNAP benefits don’t get enough to get them through the month. They certainly aren’t going to blow it all at Red Lobster. You should educate yourself instead of relying on Republican hyperbole.

I don’t believe my tax dollars should pay for shitheads like you.

Billions to farmers in subsidies. You don’t have a problem with free money to big Ag. Just don’t want the little people to be able to eat. Hypocrite jerk.

What an embarrassment to the profession. Penny-wise, pound foolish. Ever heard that one? What a fool.

Not to mention a lack of empathy and understanding for the circumstances of those who are less fortunate.