The little the bill did for small farmers left room for a ton of welfare spending: food stamps, which has nothing to do with farming, was 80 percent of the bill. The United States will spend more on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in this one bill than the entire GDP of Switzerland. While only 1 in 50 people used food stamps in the 1970s, the program has ballooned in the last decade. Now 1 in 7 use them, and Congress has made negligible efforts to combat fraud and save money.
This was a great victory for House fiscal conservatives and Americans as we stopped a trillion dollar monstrosity.
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