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Sen. Franken to Senate Leadership: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Needs to Include Comprehensive Farm Bill
Political News ^ | 11-30-12 | PN

Posted on 11/30/2012 8:24:56 AM PST by TurboZamboni

In an effort to help farmers across Minnesota who are facing uncertainty because a new Farm Bill hasn't been passed by the House of Representatives, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged Senate leadership to include the bipartisan, Senate-passed Farm Bill in any deal brokered to address the nation's fiscal challenges.

"Minnesota's farmers, livestock producers, and rural entrepreneurs support one in five jobs in our state, and they need a new Farm Bill so they can plan for next year," said Sen. Franken. "The Senate has passed a comprehensive Farm Bill that will give our farmers the stability they need, but the House simply hasn't taken action. As we work to address our nation's fiscal challenges, it's critical to remember that our farmers need a new Farm Bill-that's why I urged Senate leadership to make passing this legislation a top priority."

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: cliff; debt; ethanol; farm; farmerfathead; foodstamps; franken; pork; spending; welfare
more pork!!
1 posted on 11/30/2012 8:25:07 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Lets face facts, these Bastids will never cut spending. EVER.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 8:28:50 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: TurboZamboni

The farm bill is the Agriculture bill. And the Agriculture bill is welfare, and farm subsidies like the dairy compact. If the House does not pass a farm bill, welfare is not funded.

The agriculture department should be slashed.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 8:29:16 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: TurboZamboni

Everybody has to get their little bag of goodies.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 8:29:55 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Repeat until the nation is destroyed economically but the peasants all vote Democrat.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 8:30:26 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: TurboZamboni

Most of the money in that bill is for food stamps.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 8:31:55 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

80% as of today


7 posted on 11/30/2012 8:35:24 AM PST by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: TurboZamboni

GOP should zero it out and say that in a time of economic uncertainty, paying farmers not to grow food is counter-productive. That would snatch the “popular” meme out from under the Dims for a change.


8 posted on 11/30/2012 8:36:39 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: scooby321

Good chance more of that money will be going to illegal aliens than Minnesota farmers.....


9 posted on 11/30/2012 8:37:38 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Ingtar

Exactly. It’s as if all our representatives are morons and can’t think their way out of the simplest of problems.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 8:40:14 AM PST by soycd
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To: TurboZamboni

The fact that Franken (dim-bulb w/IQ somewhat below 50) is a senator tells us all we need to know about the senate. Standards? The senate don’t need no stinkin’ standards.

Let us hope that after CW-II, we can build and utilize enough guillotines to give these loons the proper dispatch.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 8:40:44 AM PST by Da Coyote
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12 posted on 11/30/2012 8:47:51 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: TurboZamboni
more pork!!

"Oink, Oink, my good man." - Rusty

13 posted on 11/30/2012 8:49:44 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: cotton1706
the Agriculture bill is welfare

Yes, it is. BUT it is really about government control. The subsidies are generally small, the controls generally very large. My family has owned/farmed land in this county since 1889. Federal Farm Control began during the Great Depression. The whole farm program is an expensive way to stabilize farm commodity prices. It may have been well intentioned, but it a terrible bureaucracy.

Until Obozo I felt the farm program was the Fed's method of supplying cheap food to keep the masses from overthrowing the vermin in DC. Since Obozo, they plan to destroy all private farming. Just wait to see the consequences of that.

14 posted on 11/30/2012 8:59:56 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: TurboZamboni

Uh..NO.

The last thing we the people want is another massive, convoluted, back room deal, shoved-down-the-throats-of-the-lawmakers-and-public-on-Christmas-Eve piece of legislation.

Gingrich was right...Break down the fiscal ‘cliff’ into a series of foothills. Break it apart into manageable pieces and push the legislation in parts. Come on Republicans, YOU are the Majority in the the HOUSE. Just DO IT!


15 posted on 11/30/2012 9:03:53 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: cotton1706

The farm bill is the Agriculture bill. And the Agriculture bill is welfare, and farm subsidies like the dairy compact. If the House does not pass a farm bill, welfare is not funded.

The agriculture department should be slashed.


I’m an active farmer and I agree! Stop the Subsidies, sure business expense are business expenses no matter what the business is. But Subsidies for planting Nothing? Subsidies to keep Milk at an artificial price, let alone Cane Sugar?

No! If the country needs to be put on a diet to get away from Government “cheese”, then all aspects of the country do. No one should get a preferential treatment via subsidies.


16 posted on 11/30/2012 9:10:31 AM PST by The Working Man
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To: Texas Fossil

Note to self -

get that chicken coop built
get those rabbit hutches built
get that garden plot ready
get those quail eggs in the brooder...


17 posted on 11/30/2012 9:12:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TurboZamboni

You know what they say about libs being generous with other people’s money.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 9:17:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: TurboZamboni

Goodness gracious YES! We need to steal even more hard earned dollars from the taxpayer! The great American farmer is “entitled”!


19 posted on 11/30/2012 9:29:00 AM PST by upsdriver
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To: TurboZamboni

You bet. we need a new animal farm bill. and it should be tested on CONGRE$$ and its herd of blobocracy first


20 posted on 11/30/2012 9:30:09 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: cotton1706

By all means cut the farm bill, there is to much methane gas in Congress anyway..it must be stopped....


21 posted on 11/30/2012 9:32:52 AM PST by rxtn41
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To: windsorknot

What about oyster farming. Any word on that?


22 posted on 11/30/2012 9:44:50 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: MrB

Agreed.

I always have a garden. Planted large addition to our orchard 2 years ago. Have blackberry bushes and strawberry plot.

We are in the planting seed business and have on farm grain storage and cleaning facility. I am always looking at something new to try in our dry climate. Have a couple on the plan for next spring.

We have not had chickens since I was a child. Threatened to add them last year, but wife nixed. We will have them this time. I like quail and they are scarce here now. The drought has really hurt the quail population. I am not sure that it is worth the effort for domesticated quail. Normally we have enough wild population on our land. Also deer, wild turkey and wild hogs.

I am not a prepper, but have some of the traits. We have a building at the farm set up to process meat. Walk-in box, commercial butchers band saw, meat slicer and Hobart sausage mill. Also a brick pit to smoke link sausage in. I know the ropes about that.

But your suggestions are warranted. The alarm bells are going off all over the place with the re-election of Obozo. The Middle East will soon be in total chaos. They know the US is not a threat with Obozo at the helm.

God protect Israel, the US and Texas.

God Bless your family and mine.

Think we shall see what we are really made of soon.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 10:13:06 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: TurboZamboni

Indeed deal = Debt


24 posted on 11/30/2012 10:41:57 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Texas Fossil

I mentioned the quail because the “gardening show” (survivalpodcast.com) that I listen to has an interview coming up in January regarding quail.
The upshot is that they require very little space and inputs and have a very high meat production output for the amount of feed given to them.

Definitely do the chickens - I look at the amount of compost / wasted food our family generates and see “chicken food”. Eggs from garbage? Great trade.


25 posted on 11/30/2012 10:50:15 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TurboZamboni

Sorry Bub, but fiscal cliff means fiscal cliff.

Enjoy...


26 posted on 11/30/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: TurboZamboni

IB4TBP! (In Before The Baby Picture!)


27 posted on 11/30/2012 11:41:26 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: headstamp 2
Lets face facts, these Bastids will never cut spending. EVER.

I've finally faced that fact. So now we wait for the inevitable.

Judging by the record sales of guns and ammo, there are a lot of people waiting for it.

28 posted on 11/30/2012 3:01:48 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Sen. Franken to Senate Leadership: "Fiscal Cliff" Deal Needs to Include Comprehensive Farm Bill

That's coming straight from the horse's...


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