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Conservative Groups Rallying Against House Farm Bill Draft

Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:56 AM
passes the United States Senate, submitting the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. The amendment is ratified on December 5, ending prohibition in the United States. March 1933 The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions (the 'holiday' ends on March 13). Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression. April 1933 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.
Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:57 AM
and fair prices for farmers, have been stripped away or replaced with programs that benefit corporate interests over the interests of farmers and eaters.
Doc Freeman Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:56 AM
June 1933 – Union Station massacre: In Kansas City, Missouri, Pretty Boy Floyd kills an FBI agent, 3 local police, and the person they intended to rescue, captured bank robber Frank Nash.
November 1933 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed. – Dust Bowl: In South Dakota, a very strong dust storm strips topsoil from desiccated farmlands (one of a series of disastrous dust storms that year).
Since then, there have been 15 Farm Bills which have, in one way or another, addressed these issues. Unfortunately, a number of the original programs, which were designed to ensure that there was healthy food for all and fai


Eleven of the most prominent organizations in the conservative movement have signed on to a letter of opposition to the House Farm Bill Draft. These groups include Heritage Action for America, FreedomWorks, and Americans for Prosperity. The House version of the farm bill bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Senate version of the Farm Bill. The opposition letter reads in part:

On behalf of the millions of members represented by our organizations, we write to express concerns with, and opposition to the draft Farm Bill (Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act or FARRM)...