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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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To: GIdget2004

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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To: GIdget2004
'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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To: SkyPilot

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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To: RatRipper; SkyPilot; Oliviaforever

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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To: bassmaner
 photo russian-1000000-tractors_zps27d5a962.jpg
13 posted on 02/04/2014 12:51:37 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

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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To: GIdget2004; All

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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To: tractorman

“Anything in it for real farmers?”

The Amish? No, they don’t take farm welfare.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 1:09:40 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: tractorman

Probably not.

But if you are a large corporation, then yes.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 1:28:19 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

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

NAILED IT!!!

ADM and Con-agra love to make TV dinners for Wal-mart to sell too, all heavily subsidized...


23 posted on 02/04/2014 1:57:18 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GIdget2004

So how much here for Muzzies, illegals, homosexual marriages, and dimocrats for their pockets.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 2:00:05 PM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: GIdget2004
Written off as dead just months ago

Be ever vigilant.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 3:10:46 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: bassmaner

No Congress can bind another Congress to this spending.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 3:11:14 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Pining_4_TX

They will end subsidies yet still tell the farmers how much they can charge for their products. The big boys ain’t gonna’ like this.

I went to high school with farmers’ children who are now wealthy. I also went to school with some who had to sell the family farm and move away. I knew a family with 5 children who lived very well farming 400 acres. That was without subsidies. In fact, I thought they were rich. None of the kids farm anymore. They’ve either sold the land or rented it out and found regular jobs.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 3:40:37 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: SkyPilot

Billions more for Food Stamps in this bill. Billions. Almost 80% of the total
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What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

http://blog.heritage.org/2014/01/30/farm-bill-what-congress-did-while-you-were-talking-about-the-state-of-the-union/#.Uups7-yuKck.twitter

13:35 Minutes
Mike Lee: The Farm Bill vs. America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6seyavwu4fo


28 posted on 02/04/2014 3:48:36 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: GIdget2004

More welfare for the global corporations.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 4:00:41 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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30 posted on 02/04/2014 4:53:17 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Oliviaforever
Long past time that we End Farm Subsidies.

What the hell does farm subsidies have to do with this bill? I want them gone but they are but a small percentage of this bill. please tell me that you do know what the farm bill is all about. Please.

31 posted on 02/04/2014 5:03:49 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oliviaforever

Roger that. I farm and have never taken subsidies. I stay out of the governments life and they can stay out of mine. Some things just ain’t for sale.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 5:05:51 PM PST by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: GIdget2004

33 posted on 02/04/2014 5:09:47 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: henkster

Looking at the USSR farm poster ... “One million tractors!”

Yeah, and none of them run.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 5:54:40 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: carriage_hill; Eric in the Ozarks

Here are the folks who voted NAY ( Look at one of the two Democrat who did — SURPRISE !!, it’s Fauxcahontas, and both who said NAY are from Taxachusetts ):

NAYs -—22

Ayotte (R-NH)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Coburn (R-OK)
Collins (R-ME)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cruz (R-TX)
Flake (R-AZ)
Grassley (R-IA)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
Markey (D-MA)
McCain (R-AZ)
Paul (R-KY)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Warren (D-MA)

Not Voting - 6

Begich (D-AK)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Toomey (R-PA)
Udall (D-CO)
Vitter (R-LA)


35 posted on 02/04/2014 7:05:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Warren’s up for reelection; checking on the other libtard. Markey was reelected to Kerry’s seat in 2013, so he’s not up for another year.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 7:25:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Whenifhow

37 posted on 02/04/2014 7:40:51 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: smokingfrog

Ooops! Missed your post, before I posted the same graphic.

Bears repeating ;-)


38 posted on 02/04/2014 7:42:45 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Oliviaforever

End farm subsidies for multi billion dollar companies. The small guy gets short shrift in all of these sweetheart deals

Ps. Not a farmer. Not even close.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 4:44:43 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nascarnation
Was that their one millionth tractor produced?

I think the poster was just promising one million tractors as part of the five-year plan. Unfortunately for the Russians, I don't think they got that millionth tractor. The factory in the background had to be converted to making T-34s instead, of which they did make a million. At least it seemed that way to the Germans.

One of the many reasons the USSR failed was that the factory never got converted back to making tractors. It just kept making tanks even though the war was long over.

40 posted on 02/05/2014 6:10:16 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: GIdget2004

Does anyone know if this monstrosity fund Obama’s new EO ?

The hub thing?


41 posted on 02/05/2014 6:24:03 AM PST by dforest
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To: GIdget2004
Can anyone explain why it is called a "Farm Bill" when 80% - worth nearly a trillion dollars = will go to nutrition benefit programs like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, betteof r known as food stamps? How does keeping the free loaders in large urban areas qualify for the label "FARM BILL"?

IT SHOULD BE LABELED THE FOOD STAMP BILL AND AMERICANS MIGHT GET UPSET WITH THEIR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. See how the lame stream media propaganda works?
42 posted on 02/05/2014 6:52:06 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: GIdget2004
Gazillions for Food Stamps and, oh, a little bit for farmers, too.

Food Stamps is the gorilla in the room nobody wants to tackle.

43 posted on 02/05/2014 7:43:41 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: smokingfrog

The name “Farm Bill” needs to change to reflect its true purpose.
“Hog Trough Bill” would be more accurate.
The trough is now again full.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 10:55:18 AM PST by Huskerfan44 (Huskerfan44 (22 Yr, Navy Vet))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Looks like Grassley voted against the bill.

A few days ago, he announced he would. One might wonder if he'd vote against it if his vote was needed for passage.

45 posted on 02/05/2014 1:16:01 PM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: GIdget2004
As little as $1 per year in fuel aid can be used to claim a higher utility deduction and leverage far more in monthly food stamp benefits, especially in high-cost cities like New York. By insisting that the fuel aid be no less than $20, the bill hopes to discourage this practice enough to generate $8.55 billion in 10-year savings.

A portion of these savings is then plowed back into emergency food programs as well as employment and training services. This includes $250 million for a set of pilot programs to test new ideas to move unemployed beneficiaries back into the workforce.

This has absolutely nothing to do with farming.

I'm all in favor of actually helping real farmers by freeing their businesses from government restraints as much as I am freeing any other kind of business.

But those farming operations that actually put food in the ground and harvest it deserve our gratitude.

I have no interest whatsoever in calling a New York investor a farmer.

46 posted on 02/05/2014 1:23:33 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Oliviaforever

Fascist bait.

Just like liberals only taught farming or spelling as is politically useful to their handlers like when they were all taught the true spelling of Potato to make fun of Dan Quayle... which until then was not on their radar screen as a word in the dictionary.

Ask this: why would walmart only allow food stamps as a main mean of charity?


47 posted on 02/05/2014 2:51:32 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: tractorman

Nope.


48 posted on 02/05/2014 5:06:09 PM PST by tiki
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To: GIdget2004

“Five year plan”. Now where have I heard that phrase before?


49 posted on 02/06/2014 9:33:23 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GIdget2004

This thing was farmer welfare!! It makes me puke. And stop these damned free meals for the chIIIILLLDREn . Can they make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich like I did? God this is going to end.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 5:18:02 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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