Republicans split ag bill in bid to ding food stamps

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  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 17, 2013 12:22 p.m.

    I don't think the liberals quite see the circle of liberalism at work here.

    First, we have a down economy, and the liberal policies coming out of Washington are keeping it down. As a result of the down economy, we have a record number of people on food stamps and other social welfare programs.

    Now, with all of these people on social welfare programs, there is little to no incentive to get a job quickly or to start your own business.

    With fewer people creating businesses or taking "jobs that americans won't do", the economy remains down. That is how the cycle keeps going round.

    So, if we want to start things moving, make poverty uncomfortable. If you want to keep the food stamp program running, give those on food stamps a box of food of fresh food once a week. Don't just give them a blank check to use on whatever they want.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2013 7:39 a.m.

    since the issues are only barely related, please explain why it is poor policy to separate them. rather than just call names, please explain why it is bad policy.

    we may as well place a 1 paragraph provision dealing with child welfare in a defense appropriations bill and call the whole thing a child welfare bill. after all, defense defends the child, so they are related, right?

    can you do that, explain why it is poor policy? can you? will you? once you TRY making that argument, maybe we can talk - if I do not run out of comments.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2013 8:16 p.m.

    Re Luke Nelson

    The Farm bill is to help farmers. Food stamps helps farmers by increasing the market for their product.

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    July 16, 2013 5:31 p.m.

    Many health studies suggest that milk is not so vital as once thought. Perhaps we should stop subsidizing it. As far as studies go, I found the "China Study" most helpful in identifying the dangers of animal fat and most animal protein.

  • Luke Nelson West Valley City, UT
    July 16, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    I support splitting the bill. I do not think having two largely unrelated subjects on the same bill is a good idea.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Mmmm I am a pre tea party middle of the roader. In today's environment still somewhat middle of the road. Am staunchly pro 'right to keep and bear arms' and very much pro life. I believe people should work if they can. Like President Obama claimed [ who I voted for ], I am not against war, just dumb war, though sometimes I wonder about him.

    Yes I have worked much to get what I have, and have risked. I've been blessed. I also realize I am fortunate. There are many struggling people who work harder than I do who are just getting by. Lower intelligence? Less vision?, perhaps, but I don't take credit for my gifts, its not my fault I am smart and its not entirely my fault I am successful.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    middle (but only attacks the right - please explain how that is middle)

    let me guess,

    if someone works hard, takes calculated risks and is successful, they don't deserve what they earned and they need to have their wealth re-distributed.

    nothing like seeing everything you have worked for, struggled for, and risked for, AFTER you have made generous voluntary contributions for the care of the poor, taken from you to give to someone who does not know how and will not learn how to take care of themselves

    c'mon, you make a blanket attack on republicans, but don't have a thick enough skin when it is turned on dems.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    @lost in Dc

    please by all means keep the GOP as victims of vote buying democrats thing going it worked so well for you during the last election. The republicans are the ones that made a choice to divide this bill after so many years and so many shifts in political power, they are the ones making bad choices and hurting their own future as a viable party, no one else.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    Re Lost in DC

    Let me guess ... If a person is down on their luck due to being laid off in a bad economy and is not able to find a job for some time, or gets sick or in an accident and can't work for a while either, this is really their fault, they deserve to go hungry and so do their kids.

    Nothing like going hungry or seeing your children miss a few meals to stiffen up the old spine and adjust a lazy persons attitude.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 16, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Things you can count on ...

    Birds to sing.

    The sun to shine.

    Cows to graze

    Old clocks to tick

    liberals to spend what's not theirs on people who have no ambition, just so they can keep their votes, while they keep them dependent and subservient.

  • The Sensible Middle Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    Things you can count on ...

    Birds to sing.

    The sun to shine.

    Cows to graze

    Old clocks to tick

    Republicans to primarily to see to the interests of the well to do.