Skip to comments.'Victory' for Boehner as House passes farm bill without food stamps
Posted on 07/12/2013 7:14:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Pay cuts for the military.
Fully funded SNAP cards for the parasite class.
I find fault with Boehner often...but I can’t fault him here.
And here comes the MSM accusing the GOP of starving Americans. Americans dying in the streets starved to death.
Hey, this will likely be the reason for the upcoming riots........
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.
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!
Nice job Congress, the House and apparently John!
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.
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.
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.
Wait a minute, did Boner “finally” take some “spine growth” medication?
Keep it up John I may stop referring to you as Boner.
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.
Nahhh...he likes the perks of being Speaker, and knows that the Tea Party Caucus will remove him if he strays.
I think we've all seen the pitfalls resulting from large (1000+ page) comprehensive bills. It's time to pass tighter, issue-specific legislation.
Crony Capitalism survives to destroy the Republican Party for another day. Hurrah! /sarc
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...
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.
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.
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.
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)?!
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?
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.
Rep. Jackson Lee: Farm Bill Will Again Put Starving Children in the Abyss
Posted on 07/12/2013 11:27:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
I vote for NO FARM BILL. Gridlock gridlock!!!!
AHA, you outed yourself, you are a House member. I caught you :)
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?
Yes, the Farm bill is total crap but we both know one will get passed into law.
“What in Gods 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.
Cut Food Stamps.
That will convince millions of the new Amnesty citizens to vote for the GOP!
this was pointless
making food stamps a separate bill doesnt help anything
his bill also makes ag subsidies permanent
not a victory for us
none. but this doesnt save us a penny
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