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Farm Bill 'Reform' Stuffed With Pork

jjackson998 Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 12:17 PM
For those of you who do not understand farm subsidies, I will briefly explain in my non-farmer dialog (since I'm not a farmer). Any business that is not a farm, medical facility or law enforcement/military service is NOT NEEDED. If all shoe companies go out of business, we go without shoes, but we still survive. If all insurance or phone companies go under, we go without phones & insurance, but we still survive. If our farms go out of business, most of us will starve to death. The corruption is not on the farm, it's in our government. Someone in government makes money or is guaranteed employment every time a subsidy goes out the door of any kind. Banks & Oil companies get the best subsidies, & banks produce nothing but debt.
JMWinPR Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 11:35 AM
OK, if the other businesses fail, how are we to pay for the food the farmers have grown? How is it to get to the cities? Are you suggesting we all go out to the fields grab some maize, sing kumbaya and live happily ever after?
Every once in a while, Democrats and Republicans can work together. Witness Thursday's 90-8 vote to bring a "bipartisan reform" farm bill before the Senate. In the expectation that the bill will garner the necessary 60 votes, the House Agriculture Committee has changed its schedule to allow a floor debate on the measure in July. The White House applauded. This is Washington's version of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.

There's just one little problem. Somehow, whenever the two parties work together, they end up spending a lot of other people's money. The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs...