Skip to comments.Reid Statement on Farm Bill
Posted on 06/20/2013 5:23:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following the House Republican leaderships failure to pass a farm bill.
On nearly every major issue, the House has rightly accepted the bipartisan work of the Senate. Speaker Boehner should take the same commendable approach now, and do the right thing for farmers and Americans who rely on nutrition assistance by passing the Senates bipartisan farm bill.
We would be happy to go to conference if the House were able to pass its own farm bill, but todays failure proves that is unlikely to happen. Rural communities and families relying on nutrition assistance should not be held hostage to Republican incompetence. Its time for Speaker Boehner to take the same approach that has proven successful in the past, and allow the House to pass the bipartisan work of the Senate.
Congressman Reid, If the farmers you represent need food assistance, I see farming in Nevada is as productive as you are in Washington DC.
Truth-in-advertising requires that the farm bill be renamed the food-stamps-for-everyone bill.
The farmers, ranchers and dairymen will violently disagree with me, but it is their job to sink or swim without relying upon the rest of us for support.
It's ALL about subsidies to Agri-Giant donors, and FOOD STAMPS FOR INNER-CITY TRIBAL PARASITES AND FOR THE MEXICANS WHO WILL HAVE AMNESTY AFTER THEY BROKE INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, and now they will be REWARDED.
Nutrition assistance, isn’t that Orwellian doublespeak for the what English called “on the dole”?
Care about the farmers now huh Harry?
I guess the bed sheet unions in Las Vegas are getting a little tired of your BS.
It will also virtually rid us of the health options regarding “supplements”.
These DC buttwholes are nothing but Prostitutes, their constituencies being large industries like pharma with lots of K Street dough.
They are human slugs.
Senile old coot.
Farm bill aka food stamp bill
What’s Harry Reid smoking? More House Democrats voted against the Farm/Food Stamp Bill than House Republicans. The Democrats wanted more $$$ for food stamps and the Republicans who bucked Boehner wanted less $ for food stamps. As food stamps are the killer, separate out the farm part of the bill and get that through to help the farmers.