Skip to comments.Harry Reidís Ploy to Plow Through the Farm Bill
Posted on 06/06/2013 12:33:26 PM PDT by george76
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this morning on a measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed farm bill, cutting off opportunities to fix the deeply flawed legislation.
At a cost of a nearly $1 trillion 80 percent of which goes to the food-stamp program American taxpayers deserve a robust debate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wont let that happen.
This isnt the first time Reid has pulled this stunt. His iron-fisted approach to running the Senate is one reason Americans hold Washington in such low regard and have a strong distrust of politicians. Reids obstructionist move marginalizes the opposition by refusing to allow amendments to be considered.
Senators should start by stripping the food-stamp program from the bill, and then move on to reforming farm policy by proposing a real farm bill. By making this change, both issues would get the proper attention they deserve. Theres no sound policy reason for these two distinct issues, food stamps and farming, to be combined into one massive bill.
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It doesn’t really much matter in what level of esteem the people hold the Senate. They are getting what they want and they don’t really endanger their re-elections, and they do collect a lot more “campaign funds.”
It’s hard to picture that wimpy looking little turd a being hard fisted.
Farm Bill - 80% of the money to layabouts eating or buying beer & smokes om EBT cards, 15% to corporate farms and 5% to family or small farmers. Porkulosis !