One of the most irritating things about Marlin Stutzman is his air of superiority. While pushing to separate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that helps families – I assume so that it may be gutted more easily – he has fed at the trough of government largesse for 18 years by holding his hand out for farm subsidies to the tune of $196,268.
Let’s do a little calculating. Stutzman – keep in mind, just Marlin, not his family – received $196,268 from 1995 – 2012. That calculates to $10,903.77 per year. Breaking it down farther, it equals $908.65 per month. In Indiana, the average per recipient SNAP amount is $132.46 per month. Assume a family of four, and the family receives $529.84 a month.
In a year, assuming no changes, the family would receive $6,358.08. Stutzman received $10,903.77 in subsidies. Looks like Marlin is doing just fine.
And just for fun, here are the amounts his father received through Michigan. $944,000 – isn’t that close to a million dollars from the government trough? So, Marlin and Albert Stutzman received – between the two of them – $1,140,268. While Stutzman is busily working hard to separate the farm bill from the SNAP program, he continues to belly up to the government trough of farm subsidies – and belly up and belly up.