Skip to comments.U.S. Senate passes farm bill, but Tester's Sportsmen's Act removed
Posted on 06/22/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by george76
Sen. Jon Tester was not allowed to bring an amendment inserting his Sportsmens Act of 2012 into the bill. That bill combined 20 Democratic and Republican bills for improving hunter access to public lands, funding shooting ranges, and supporting fish and bird habitat programs. It was among about 300 proposed amendments that Senate leaders pared down to 70.
The bipartisanship seen in the Senate may be less evident in the House, where conservatives are certain to resist the bills costs, particularly for food stamps. Food stamp spending has doubled in the past five years, and beneficiaries have grown from by about 20 million to 46 million. The programs budget is now about $80 billion a year, comprising 80 percent of the spending in the farm bill.
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One amendment would set up “pilot projects” to encourage school districts to purchase locally produced food. The other gives the federal Department of Agriculture authority to make loans to “gleaners.”
I’m so disgusted with this farm bill and I really haven’t even followed it.
I believe Wyden and Merkley are idiots. School districts should focus on buying from those that offer the best prices or get surplus food.
As far as making loans to gleaners, that’s just pathetic.
....Just one massive hunk of pork. Why don’t they just install currency printing presses in every town square throughout the country and get it over with. OR... each residence could be provided their own printing press, but only be allowed to print enough currency to cover household budget shortfalls. (it will work on an honor system) I believe the large megabanks and Federal Reserve practically do this now. lol
We’re seeing the undoing of everything we gained after WWII, combined with the unraveling of the alignment of the world in its aftermath. Interesting how both are happening right at the same time. I believe we are seeing the stage being slowly set for the next great war. My only question is which countries will be involved. Right now I’m thinking China, Russia, India, Pakistan, and possibly Korea(s) would be shooting. It would get REALLY interesting if the Eurozone rapidly breaks down and those countries revert back to their old warmongering ways. As with the other great wars, we’ll eventually jump in after some internal debate/arguing. Then again, we may sit it out entirely, because we won’t be able to afford it, and as a nation would have a VERY difficult time doing a large enough scale manufacture of anything, given our lack of factories and lost skills over the years. Japan would likely sit it out too for similar reasons.
My apologies to all for drifting so far off topic - I just see one shitstorm leading into a greater shitstorm. The debasement and eventual rejection of the US dollar internationally will be one of the catalysts that helps set off the powder-keg. The fiscal irresponsibility of our government goes a long way toward dragging the world down.
This pork bill is DOA in the House