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'Victory' for Boehner as House passes farm bill without food stamps
American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2013 | Rick Moran

Posted on 07/12/2013 7:14:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 07/12/2013 7:22:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Speaker John Boehner proved to the world that he still has enough support among Republicans in the House to pass a bill.

The fact that the Senate won't touch the Farm Bill passed by the House and President Obama has threatened to veto it because the GOP scrubbed the food stamp provision in the legislation, also means that Boehner is still clueless about almost everything else.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 113th; agriculture; boehner; congress; foodstamps; randsconcerntrolls; usda; welfarestate

1 posted on 07/12/2013 7:14:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Pay cuts for the military.

Fully funded SNAP cards for the parasite class.


2 posted on 07/12/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find fault with Boehner often...but I can’t fault him here.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 7:17:26 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: SeekAndFind

And here comes the MSM accusing the GOP of starving Americans. Americans dying in the streets starved to death.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 7:17:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

Hey, this will likely be the reason for the upcoming riots........


5 posted on 07/12/2013 7:19:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: SkyDancer

RE: And here comes the MSM accusing the GOP of starving Americans. Americans dying in the streets starved to death.

Food Stamps are going to be a SEPARATE BILL to be debated on. This one that passed is REALLY related to farms. PERIOD. FULL STOP.


6 posted on 07/12/2013 7:22:07 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SkyDancer
Right... dying in the streets.

If there is a singe a$# hat out there right now who doesn't know how to get constant freebies out of the US government, score like a fat rat in a cheese factory and work the system like a pro, there ain't a steer in Texas!

NO ONE starves in the US. Even if you are some kind of freak who doesn't WANT government freebies, there is a Christian church on every street corner which wouldn't turn anyone away.

EVEN NOW, in the face of extreme economic difficulties, Churches continue their generous and Christian outreach to all comers. THIS is nothing new and was/will remain so even when the US Government runs out of other peoples’ money!

7 posted on 07/12/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nice job Congress, the House and apparently John!


8 posted on 07/12/2013 7:23:33 AM PDT by veracious
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To: SeekAndFind

Food stamps should never have been hidden in the USDA by that old crook, LBJ. It should have rightfully been in the former Health, Education and Welfare Dept., since it is welfare. It’s high time we call a spade a spade.


9 posted on 07/12/2013 7:26:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SMARTY

Exactly. The MSM uses any excuse to vilify the GOP. Remember them saying people would be dying in the streets for the lack of Obamacare? Now you watch how they’ll be saying Americans are starving in the streets and showing anorexic people leaning against buildings or kids in school laying across their desks for want of food.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 7:27:05 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SeekAndFind; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
Ok, so Bohner got his caucus to pass this Farm handout bill by removing the food stamps part, causing some amusing cries by house libs on the floor ( they were totally outraged HA-HA)

So now we got a house bill that incompatible to the Senate Farm bill. That means this drama is not over.

This is worth watching, he still has till September before the current one expires.

11 posted on 07/12/2013 7:30:06 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait a minute, did Boner “finally” take some “spine growth” medication?


12 posted on 07/12/2013 7:34:22 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep it up John I may stop referring to you as Boner.


13 posted on 07/12/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: txrefugee

yes Food Stamps are welfare and given out and administered by welfare offices all over the nation. Absolutely no reason for them to be in a farm bill.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 7:36:05 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Kevin in California
Wait a minute, did Boner “finally” take some “spine growth” medication?

Nahhh...he likes the perks of being Speaker, and knows that the Tea Party Caucus will remove him if he strays.

15 posted on 07/12/2013 7:38:11 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: sheana
yes Food Stamps are welfare and given out and administered by welfare offices all over the nation. Absolutely no reason for them to be in a farm bill.

I think we've all seen the pitfalls resulting from large (1000+ page) comprehensive bills. It's time to pass tighter, issue-specific legislation.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 7:40:25 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Crony Capitalism survives to destroy the Republican Party for another day. Hurrah! /sarc


17 posted on 07/12/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sickoflibs

So now we got a house bill that incompatible to the Senate Farm bill. That means this drama is not over. This is worth watching...
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You’re right. The conference version could actually wind up being something akin to the original version after all is said and done. Right back to where it started.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 8:10:33 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
RE :”So now we got a house bill that incompatible to the Senate Farm bill. That means this drama is not over. This is worth watching...
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You’re right. The conference version could actually wind up being something akin to the original version after all is said and done. Right back to where it started.”

Reason why this is worth watching is immigration is similar to this. Bohner if he gets anything passed in House it will look little like the Senate immigration bill.

So what will he do?

We know Obama will get a farm bill eventually. I want to see how Bohner pulls this off.

19 posted on 07/12/2013 8:18:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: txrefugee

That’s racist.

Queue pic.


20 posted on 07/12/2013 8:19:40 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: Tulane
Do I have this correct? Food stamps are not funded....YEAH!!!!

I'm old enough to remember that people with limited economic resources found a way to survive without food stamps. When the food stamps came along, prices almost immediately went up on the basic foods income-challenged people ate.

21 posted on 07/12/2013 8:21:33 AM PDT by grania
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Cue pic.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 8:29:35 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: EQAndyBuzz
That’s racist.
Queue pic.



23 posted on 07/12/2013 8:34:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Some smaller farmers may be hurt by the loss of subsidies with no replacement income like crop insurance

The author of the article is an idiot. "Crop Insurance" is not "income". The government currently pays about 60 percent of the premium, but insurance companys must take in 2 dollars for every one they pay out to survive. Insurance is NOT INCOME. Take away the subsidy for crop insurance and very few farmers will insure their crops. That will make the market price more volatile.

24 posted on 07/12/2013 8:40:26 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: veracious; SeekAndFind

Is this the same bill handed out this morning to be ‘voted’ on by Noon?

The same bill that makes permanent the crap sandwich it, and all in the past, have been; no voting to renew every 5-yrs.?

The same bill that continues to Federally intrude in market forces and giving taxpayer $$ out to (mostly) big corporations?

Yep, REAL ‘nice’ job....Do we have a ‘surplus’ yet on our $16+T DEBT ($120T+ in unfunded liabilities...but (hush) don’t talk about that part)?!


25 posted on 07/12/2013 10:03:08 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: Texas Fossil

Why can’t they just hedge in the commodity markets? Also, why would food prices be so volatile? Food companies store more than one seasons worth of crops, no?


26 posted on 07/12/2013 11:43:22 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Food Stamps are going to be a SEPARATE BILL to be debated on. This one that passed is REALLY related to farms. PERIOD. FULL STOP."

Yeah, but the GOP was stupid for doing it this way. They should have introduced both bills at the same time. And voted on the Food stamps one first. This way, the 'rats will be able to say the Republicans killed food stamps. And when we do get a Food Stamp Bill it will look like it's in response to Democrat demands.

27 posted on 07/12/2013 2:45:32 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.

Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill ‘Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss’
CNSNews
Posted on 07/12/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3042176/posts


28 posted on 07/12/2013 7:11:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: sickoflibs

I vote for NO FARM BILL. Gridlock gridlock!!!!


29 posted on 07/12/2013 9:01:08 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Impy
RE :”I vote for NO FARM BILL. Gridlock gridlock!!!!”

AHA, you outed yourself, you are a House member. I caught you :)

30 posted on 07/12/2013 9:04:19 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t farmers grow food and sell it?
What in God’s name is a “farm bill”, and what does the scumbag government have to do with farming?


31 posted on 07/12/2013 9:08:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Impy

Yes, the Farm bill is total crap but we both know one will get passed into law.


32 posted on 07/12/2013 9:51:48 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“What in God’s name is a “farm bill”, and what does the scumbag government have to do with farming.”

I’m with you 100%. Passing a socialist farm bill is no victory. The government has no more business taking my money and giving it to farmers than it does giving it to welfare freeloaders. Everyone would be better off, farmers included, if we got the government and its corruption of market forces out of farming.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 2:04:06 AM PDT by paristexas
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To: SeekAndFind

Cut Food Stamps.

Great idea.

That will convince millions of the new Amnesty citizens to vote for the GOP!


34 posted on 07/14/2013 1:40:48 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: SkyDancer
Huh? I thought we are all obese? I is so confused. ; )
35 posted on 07/20/2013 12:37:20 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Tulane

this was pointless

making food stamps a separate bill doesnt help anything

his bill also makes ag subsidies permanent

not a victory for us


36 posted on 07/20/2013 12:41:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: sheana

none. but this doesnt save us a penny


37 posted on 07/20/2013 12:43:05 PM PDT by GeronL
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