Break up farm bill

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  • twells Ogden, UT
    June 27, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    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.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    June 26, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 26, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    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 stake.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    June 26, 2013 4:43 a.m.

    "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.