"Here's an opportunity for Congress to do something revolutionary:
Break up the farm bill. Debate and vote on food stamp policy and farm policy as
entirely separate matters."This should be the case in ALL bills.
Any and every Bill should be limited to one "subject" and all pieces of
that bill should be related to that. The addition of all this
extraneous subject matter (known as Riders) should be stopped.
Exactly right Joe. Exactly right.But if Orrin Hatch couldn't
attach last minute riders to bills, he'd never be able to slip any sleaze
through Congress. Can't have that can we?And he's not the
only one who uses that trick . . . .It's POLITICAL POWER at
I have lots of experience with these farmers that cash their government checks,
buy $50,000 trucks and then sit around the local restaurant spouting talking
points about those darn welfare queens in inner cities ruining the country. They
really don't get it.No more welfare for farmers! They
don't even appreciate it.When have farmers ever been rich?
Never, until they lobbied for money from the government.
Shame on anyone taking something from the Federal Government without real need.
There are to many Americans that have failed to connect the financial dots.
Federal money is not free. Someone somewhere had to pay taxes to fund the
freebies. I would be embarrassed to take what I had not earned. It is an.
Antiquated subsides that is no longer needed. There is a bit of
confusion as to why the food stamp budget has increased. The Federal Government
keeps telling Americans we have an obesity problem. So lets cut the pork and
fat coming out of Washington. I haven given more than my share and quite
frankly do not have more to give.