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Why Are Republicans Supporting the Farm Bill?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Bro. Curtis, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    The agricultural bills of both chambers of Congress are meant to do two things that fly against conservative principles. First, about 80% of the Farm Bill is about funding the food stamp program over the next ten years. Needless to say, the cost to taxpayers for the food stamp program has doubled during the Obama presidency, and is now up to $78 billion annually.
    When the Senate was debating its version of the bill, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) observed that, compared to 2008 levels, the new farm bill will increase spending by 60%. The hike is due to the fact that the new bill incorporates the Obama administration’s baseline spending into entitlement spending forever.
    Second, the rest of the Farm Bill incorporates crop insurance and price support programs that artificially distort the market, favor larger farms, and incentivize farmers to take extraordinary risks. This is hardly the “free market” environment that many Republicans have told us they want to encourage. In addition, the Heritage Foundation tells us that the current House and Senate farm bills would expand crop insurance to farm subsidy recipients, whose names remain secret, while eliminating transparent farm payments. This means that taxpayers would not be able to learn names of recipients and amounts in crop insurance subsidies. Without this transparency, taxpayers cannot hold elected officials accountable for their actions....


    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Govern...t-Limited-Government-Supporting-the-Farm-Bill
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    It's an election year.

    Fear of alienating farmers from a few key states.
     
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    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    Republicans looking out for large corporations again while hurting the family farm.
     
  4. Bro. Curtis

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    No democrats support this, right ? (hint....the senate version is Jon Tester's bill.)

    :laugh:

    Puh-leeze. What an absolute hack you have shown yourself to be.


    carpro, republicans should be standing firm, against spending, like they promised to be.
     
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    Do you even know what the bill holds. At all?

    I bet I do not get an answer.
     
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    Sounds like a perfect 1% bill. The rich get richer and the poor serfs get food stamps paid for by the working serfs.
     
  8. carpro

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    Just another liberal Obama soundbite that has already been proven to be a lie.

    Yet it persists.
     
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