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Congress approves five-year farm bill
Politico ^ | Feb 4, 2014 | David Rogers

Posted on 02/04/2014 12:12:04 PM PST by GIdget2004

The long-tortured farm bill cleared Congress Tuesday, ending a two year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.

Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year measure won final approval from the Senate on a 68-32 roll call and goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government
KEYWORDS: agriculture; corporatewelfare; ebt; farmbill; farmerwelfare; farmpimps; foodstamps; ruralamerica; welfare
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1 posted on 02/04/2014 12:12:04 PM PST by GIdget2004
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Long past time that we End Farm Subsidies.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 12:14:52 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: GIdget2004

Those of you who heat with oil, pony up.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 12:17:25 PM PST by AU72
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'5-year measure'? Sounds an awful lot like '5-year Plan'.

Didn't we fight the Cold War for 40 years to defeat the USSR? Looks like we're becoming the USSR.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 12:21:16 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: AU72
‘twould be interesting to see a vote tally.
5 posted on 02/04/2014 12:21:30 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: GIdget2004

Billions more for Food Stamps in this bill. Billions. Almost 80% of the total. But we cut military pensions for men and women in uniform who have been deployed 5 or 6 times - all to “save” $500 Million.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 12:22:34 PM PST by SkyPilot
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Anything in it for real farmers?


7 posted on 02/04/2014 12:25:01 PM PST by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: GIdget2004

A new Five Year Plan? Just like the old Soviet Union?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 12:32:06 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The final vote is not up yet but this is the cloture vote tally. You can check the site later to see if they've posted the final vote.
9 posted on 02/04/2014 12:32:35 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: GIdget2004
struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House

These are fundamentals behind the first war between the states.

Farm subsidies and other policy affecting farm production (to include the absurdly wrong-headed, immoral ethynol requirement) have become way too political and not based on good sense. Estate taxes that cause the sale of family farms to pay taxes is an evil that favors corporate, big farm entities, not to mention vast increases in federal farm regulation that hit family farms the hardest. I'm not an expert,but it seems to me that, with respect to our food supply, the federal government is DEFINITELY NOT our friend.

10 posted on 02/04/2014 12:35:24 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: JimRed

no - theirs might have actually accomplished something


11 posted on 02/04/2014 12:43:12 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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Of course the reasons food stamps and farm subsidies are lumped togetherare that it secures the votes of welfare state legislators and farm state legislators. Something for everyone!

What people fail to understand is that subsidies hurt those being subsidized. They see the immediate payola, but fail to see they get hurt in the long run. Farm subsidies are a big reason why the family farm is dying.

I read that this bill is even worse than earlier ones, because it puts taxpayers on the hook for almost any and all risks farmers face. Higher taxes and higher food prices. Once again we have the triumph of special interests over the good of the country.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 12:45:16 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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13 posted on 02/04/2014 12:51:37 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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Cool poster!
Was that their one millionth tractor produced?


14 posted on 02/04/2014 12:54:02 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Looks like Grassley voted against the bill.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 12:56:08 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=2&vote=00021


16 posted on 02/04/2014 12:57:22 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: GIdget2004

Another fine five year plan you’ve gotten us into, Stanley!

Time to loose the Keystone Pipeline Kops Brigade!


17 posted on 02/04/2014 1:04:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Pining_4_TX
Of course the reasons food stamps and farm subsidies are lumped togetherare that it secures the votes of welfare state legislators and farm state legislators. Something for everyone!

And WalMart. They love selling subsidized ag to SNAP card shoppers.

18 posted on 02/04/2014 1:04:50 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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Unless your a Corporate Farmer or a Liberal Free Trader...you’re getting bleeped over by this welfare program


19 posted on 02/04/2014 1:06:22 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: GIdget2004

Crony capitalism back on the ranch


20 posted on 02/04/2014 1:08:31 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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