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Tuesday 01/22/13

Stabenow Praises Reid for Prioritizing Farm Bill
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., issued a news release Tuesday in which she "applauded" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., for listing the farm bill as one of the majority leader's "privileged, top priority bills" for the year, which Stabenow said underscored Reid's commitment to getting the legislation completed.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:39AM CST 01/22/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (6)
Definitely time for conservatives to draw a line in cement and end the mindless government spending in ag targeting the largest operators with multimillion dollar investment/profit guarantees as well as millions in subsidies. It is truly pathetic to enslave and drown our children in overwhelming debt in order to pander to some of the world's wealthiest and greediest.
Posted by Lon Truly at 11:25AM CST 01/22/13
Chris, Question. Was the Senate Food"n"Farm bill not enough reductions for the House Leadership or the majority of the House members. I think the second choice. Speaker Boehner has a better handle on things than anyone gives him credit for. If the Senate Ag committee would spend a little time getting Senator Reid to get a budget passed, the House would have something to work with.( the Senate has not passed a budget bill in four years). Did the Senate offer a compromise splitting the cost difference of the two food"n"farm bill proposals? NO! It was their way or the highway. The Senate Leadership and Ag Committee was spending to much time pointing their fingers at Rep. Boehner. Lon, a line was drawn and what was the result, Obama for 4 more.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 7:49AM CST 01/23/13
We just found out, thanks to RT-as the MSM didn't ply us with this story, that the overrun riddled, technical problems riddled, now over a Trillion Dollars spent on F-35 can't fly in a thunderstorm...lightning is an issue. (Hilarious when one considers Commercial and Private aircraft mostly DON'T have this issue) So, WHY are we committed to spending hundreds of billions more on this? Wouldn't it make more sense to invest in the one sector that IS actually the foundation for our ENTIRE economy? "Trickle Down" was just a sound-bite, albeit an oft repeated one. The truth is, revenue flows UP. and if the Producers, the Farmers & Small Businesses aren't healthily generating capital, there isn't anything flowing. How long is it going to be until the tools in Washington GET THIS?
Posted by Ric Ohge at 9:30AM CST 01/23/13
THE FARM BILL STILL HAS FLAWS ONE OF WHICH IS THE SET ASIDE, IN THIS TIME OF SHORT CROPS WE STILL PAY PEOPLE TO IDLE FARM LAND THAT SHOULD BE PRODUCEING CROPS. THE PORK SUBSIDIES THAT ARE LOADED ON WITH IN THE FARM BILL ARE EXCESSIVE, WE SHOULD REALLY CALL THIS ANOTHER WELFARE BILL!
Posted by Cliff Meeuwsen at 10:53AM CST 01/23/13
Cliff, Dubb it "FoodnFarm Bill" In general, I would tend to not disagree.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 12:51PM CST 01/23/13
Bonnie - This is not a time for conservatives to roll over and die. I like Sarah Palin's attitude a whole lot more "We haven't yet begun to fight."
Posted by Lon Truly at 6:39AM CST 01/27/13
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