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Harry Reidís Ploy to Plow Through the Farm Bill
Heritage ^ | June 6, 2013 | Rachael Slobodien

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) won’t let that happen.

This isn’t 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. Reid’s obstructionist move marginalizes the opposition by refusing to allow amendments to be considered.

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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. There’s no sound policy reason for these two distinct issues, food stamps and farming, to be combined into one massive bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: Montana; US: Nebraska; US: Nevada; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: corruption; farm; farmbill; farming; foodstamps; taxes

1 posted on 06/06/2013 12:33:26 PM PDT by george76
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What does Monsanto need the government to do??
What could be possibly be needed that the state could not handled?
2 posted on 06/06/2013 12:47:56 PM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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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.”


3 posted on 06/06/2013 1:11:52 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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4 posted on 06/06/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: george76

It’s hard to picture that wimpy looking little turd a being hard fisted.


5 posted on 06/06/2013 1:57:50 PM PDT by Venturer
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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 !


6 posted on 06/06/2013 2:56:33 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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