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House defeats farm bill amid bipartisan opposition
Fox ^ | 6/20/13

Posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55

Edited on 06/20/2013 11:53:29 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

In a defeat for Republican leadership, the House on Thursday rejected a sweeping farm bill, amid opposition from both sides of the aisle.

More than 60 House Republicans defected and voted against the half-trillion-dollar bill, which sets funding for farm subsidies and other assistance as well as food stamps.

The vote was 234-195 against the bill.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; alteredsource; carbontax; energy; farm; farmbill; federalspending; foodstamps; kenyanbornmuzzie; opec; subsidy; vanity; welfarestate
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

This bill was a nightmare.

It was 80 PERCENT FOOD STAMPS.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:45 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

This shouldn’t have been called a “farm” bill...


3 posted on 06/20/2013 11:25:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Could this be a sign of people’s mood.. when they try and pass immigration?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Maybe congress is finally in a mood to fight.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 11:27:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Hope so!

Time to get tough!


6 posted on 06/20/2013 11:27:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Was corn mentioned (in the bill) as being for eating or drinking and not to be used as fuel?


7 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:26 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Who knew that urban handouts were the same as agriculture?

Constitutionally, the Fed Govt should have nothing to do with dirt, plants, critters, land or farmers. This is state business.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:53 AM PDT by lurk
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To: no-to-illegals

Not sure!

Good question though


9 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

What took them so long.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:44 AM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian (born again believer in Jesus Christ) Black Man!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hurray! Looks like some GOP are trying to maintain a spine. Good job!


11 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:46 AM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: ConservativeMan55

Cue the Al Franken empassioned plea...


12 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:22 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!)
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To: Maelstorm

Yep!

We need to make our voices heard on crap like this more often!


13 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:43 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
I ‘m glad Republicans stopped this monstrous bill.

99.99% of bills are just more govenrment , more 3rd world immigrants and more donations for the democrat party.

bills and laws are the problems . don't pass anymore and repeal those already passed like the 1965 immigration act and Obamacare

14 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:15 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: ForAmerica

Boehner and Cantor probably.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 11:31:15 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

But, did it fail because not enough was being spent, or because it was too big?

Personally, I say scrap everything within the bill. Let states handle their own welfare programs.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 11:32:27 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Bet there was money in the bill for EBT cards for illegals. Now that this is dead, I wonder if the Immigration bill will suddenly lose steam.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 11:33:20 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I ‘m glad Republicans stopped this monstrous bill.

99.99% of bills are just more government , more 3rd world immigrants, more individual rights taken away, and more donations for the democrat party.most laws just empower government and dis-empower the individual

bills and laws are the problems . don't pass anymore and repeal those already passed like the 1965 immigration act and Obamacare

18 posted on 06/20/2013 11:33:27 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It was 80 percent food stamps.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 11:33:39 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: andyk

Because it was too big.. and had a bunch of crap in it.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 11:34:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Why did dems vote against it?


21 posted on 06/20/2013 11:35:25 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ConservativeMan55

twitter isn’t Fox


22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: skeeter; ConservativeMan55

Before celebrating, I’d suggest finding out where the votes came from.

I suspect this is urban Dems voting against slowing the growth of food stamps, and southern representatives wanting more money for peanuts and sugar.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: A.A. Cunningham

No, but Chad Pergrams Twitter IS Fox.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 11:36:28 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

If it went down it was because not enough people’s bread was getting buttered.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 11:37:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeMan55

WOW!

I’m pleasantly surprised.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 11:37:24 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: lurk
Constitutionally, the Fed Govt should have nothing to do with dirt, plants, critters, land or farmers. This is state business.

Exactly this.

27 posted on 06/20/2013 11:37:35 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

replace that food stamp/ EBT crap with $20 a week care boxes of beans, rice, powdered milk and eggs.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

A feint flicker of hope?


29 posted on 06/20/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They call it the farm bill but it’s the Department of Agriculture appropriations bill. That will still need to be funded.


30 posted on 06/20/2013 11:38:45 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Democrat_media; All

Denocrats defeated the bill: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll286.xml
Some conservatives voted against it too though.

One of those groups will be sorry for their vote.


31 posted on 06/20/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This will get interesting. The senate’s bill is even bigger than the house bill that just went down!


32 posted on 06/20/2013 11:39:16 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

Oh this could get interesting....


33 posted on 06/20/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: mrsmith

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., voted for the bill


34 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:06 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: ConservativeMan55
Heh...looking at the reporter Twitter feeds, this is right out of the "House of Cards."


35 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:14 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Was this the “give” in a “give and take” for amnesty?


36 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:34 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: what's up
Why did dems vote against it?

Not enough money for foodstamps and school lunches plus a requirement that people getting foodstamps be tested for drugs. Among other things.

37 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:49 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: mrsmith

You keep believing that.

The enemy of the American people is the democrat party. The democrat party controls

1. the news media
2. hollwywood
3. the presidency
4. The senate
5. the gov bureaucracies
5. the unions
7. the universities
8. the schools
9. soros , Lewis,zuckerberg, msny other billionaires are democrats.
10. Obama the main tyrant is a democrat
11. silicon valley, Google etc. are democrats
12. Pelosi, REid, fienstein, Shumer, Durbin , Lois lerner r democrats
13 . the rest of the media
14. IRS , EPA, DHS, HHS, TSA, FBI, etc.
15. liberals control the supreme Court( they approved Obamacare)
15 . Democrats control all the political money .Soros, tides foundation,gov grants,Zuckerberg,Lewis (another billionaire. moveon.org,unions etc.

Democrat party controls all this and more but the media and many others say that everything is the Republicans fault even though r’s have only a few votes majority in the House and that’s it

Democrats want to makes slaves of all Americans, turn us into cattle with less rights than a cow or farm chicken for them to manipulate.


38 posted on 06/20/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I fully expect corn to be declared a minority by the supremes (soon) and be allowed to vote by the kernel. Sugar not manufactured by / from corn could be outlawed. There goes the drinking part from corn sweezin’s.


39 posted on 06/20/2013 11:41:35 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: 5thGenTexan

Hope not!

I hope it’s a sign that they know we’re not going to take this crap anymore.


40 posted on 06/20/2013 11:42:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

Apparently a lot of Dems didn’t like the cuts to food stamp program, and authorization for states to impose work requirements for food stamps


41 posted on 06/20/2013 11:42:04 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: ConservativeMan55

When the left CULTIVATES more Democrat voters with free giveaways, it IS a ‘FARM’ Bill. LOL


42 posted on 06/20/2013 11:42:25 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Democrat_media

bump!

You hit the nail on the head.


43 posted on 06/20/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: AtlasStalled
I’m pleasantly surprised.

Democrats and about 60 Republicans killed it. So the bill that died wasn't spending enoufh to satisfy them. Killing it wasn't necessarily a good thing.

44 posted on 06/20/2013 11:43:33 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Nice play on words!

VERY true!!!!!


45 posted on 06/20/2013 11:43:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: 0.E.O
Thanks.

It's my understanding that the House will vote on another bill Thurs. cutting even more.

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't this mean that the House and Senate bills will be reconciled which means Dems will get less than if they had voted for this Senate bill today?

46 posted on 06/20/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ConservativeMan55

I thought this might happen last night when I saw some lefties on MSNBC bawling that Pubs wanted to starve po’ black chillins.


47 posted on 06/20/2013 11:44:26 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mrsmith

During when Republicans had a majority in the House 1994 -2006 : Republicans defeated Bush’s Amnesty, Hillary’s Hillarycare, Gun control , carbon taxes, all this and more during when Republicans had the Congress. democrats were for all of this and more ,for Amnesty, for gun control , for global warming, for communism, for hillary care/obamacare.


48 posted on 06/20/2013 11:44:27 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: 0.E.O
I think the 60 GOP votes might have voted against because it didn't cut enough.

I think a House bill to be voted on later in the week may cut even more.

49 posted on 06/20/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT by what's up
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To: 0.E.O

Right . . . I just checked it out . . . also Dems didn’t like the work requirement option the bill allowed the states to impose. It will be interesting to see what happens next, and whether Republicans will cave in allowing the Dems to hold out for more $$$


50 posted on 06/20/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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