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Coburn: There’s Little Evidence of a Spending Diet at USDA

Kirk72 Wrote: Jun 21, 2013 9:53 AM
Please name them. I will start. Robert Redford, Babs Streisand, Diane Finstine, most of the DFL congressmen from CA. Your turn.

Pulling a page from Obama’s sequester playbook, the Agriculture Department threatened to cut spending on a program that assists poor women and children rather than grant money that helps market a Bloody Mary mix, for example.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned about the dire consequences of sequester in a letter to the Senate back in February, which included cuts to the Women, Infants and Children program, raging wildfires, the elimination of rental assistance for more than 10,000 very low-income rural residents, extensive pest and disease outbreaks, and the list went on.

But Sen. Tom Coburn,...