Going Green

Friday, May 9, 2008

Farm Bill Likely to be Vetoed

We need a Farm Bill but I agree that this is probably not the bill that we need. It would be great if we could split this thing up into all of its component parts that are not really farming related and approach each one separately. Then maybe we could get some common sense back into it.

Fact Sheet: Congress' Farm Bill Is Bad for American Taxpayers

Congress Should Propose Real Reform, As President Bush Did, Or Extend Current Law For At Least One Year

Today, Congressional negotiators announced the completion of a farm bill that fails to include much-needed farm program reforms proposed by President Bush and increases spending by nearly $20 billion. At a time of record farm income, Congress chose to further increase farm subsidy rates, require the American taxpayers to subsidize the incomes of married farmers already earning up to $1.5 million per year, and expand government control over farm programs. This bill also adds...(complete news release here).

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