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Friday 08/03/12

Drought Disaster Becomes a Can-Kicking Game
House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., was right Thursday when he raised the point "No wonder no one likes Congress."[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 6:00AM CDT 08/03/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (3)
Curious, what disaster aid can they pass that will address the current situation? I'm not sure these big league politicians really understand or believe that we have a serious situation. What aid can they provide a livestock producer who has limited forage and faces astronomical purchase feed prices. In the past livestock aid has always been paper headline ploy. The politician passes a bill, such as dairy farm relief in 2009, and hits the paper and news and has little if any real helping effect. The money is always a joke compared to other programs. So as I look to feed my cattle, why would I think a congressional vacation means didly.
Posted by Frank Thomas at 7:35AM CDT 08/03/12
"Disaster Relief Package"? That's like someone putting money in an account that has no designation or instructions as to who has access, how much and for what purpose. For instance, keying from Frank's comment, there are Meat Producers that need forage for their herds-how does this help that? Is it even supposed to. So, it appears Congress has decided to Punt...on the first down.
Posted by Ric Ohge at 10:15AM CDT 08/03/12
I hope the politicians can handle the heat when meat and food prices double. It is time to vote every politician out of office and start over. Starting with the Speaker of the House, he was worried more about Republicans being elected then doing the work of the people. FIRE THEM ALL!
Posted by BOB CORIO at 1:13PM CDT 08/03/12
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