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House OKs scaled-down farm bill sans food stamps

July 11, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on......

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icart68

Jul-12-13 8:11 PM

;-P

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locomotive

Jul-12-13 7:51 PM

Really, really way off topic, but here we go...

Yes, you do know drama.

"Ms. PRO-ABORTION"

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locomotive

Jul-12-13 7:47 PM

Yeah, yeah. I've heard more than one liberal (and even RINO) exclaim, and yes, "perdick" (that's for willgrr) that the GOP will go down the tubes unless, and only unless, all GOP members act like Democrats.

What's the use of a two-party system when certain folks keep saying it should be only one dictating the direction and/or passage of any bill?

Voting Dem or Rep: what difference will it make?

Like DustOff asked, what is less about this farm bill? Dems/RINOs seem the most concerned about SNAP etc. being left out, when perhaps it's time to address all the separate funding issues separately. Who cares how long the farm bill has included SNAP etc. funding.

When these super-sized bills of hundreds or thousands of pages are passed, it's way easier to hide pet projects (aka pork) for each Congressperson's home state.

More sunlight and less oink, please.

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icart68

Jul-12-13 1:10 PM

2nd time.... Now, Why wasn't ANY of the information that I copied and pasted ACTUALLY "IN" this article...

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icart68

Jul-12-13 1:10 PM

While Cramer and Republicans will want to pat themselves on the back for passing this bill, the reality is they have executed a strategy that tremendously weaken the possibility of a comprehensive farm bill passing out of both chambers. Our farmers and ranchers, our kids and our seniors deserve better.”

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icart68

Jul-12-13 1:10 PM

“It’s a sad day not only for North Dakota family farmers and ranchers, but also for children and senior citizens in our state. Over *500 ag groups came out against this plan and expressed that the split will be detrimental to the passage of the farm bill. But once again, the arrogance of Kevin Cramer and his extreme colleagues have taken precedence over the people,” Oban stated. “Rep. Collin Peterson, a ranking member on the House ag committee, as well as many Republicans publicly admonished this idea and clearly said this tactic will all but ensure that ‘*nothing passes.’ Governor Jack Dalrymple was among the Republicans who *urged Congress to bring forward the farm bill in it’s original form. But instead of leading the way for the good of the people, our Representative, Kevin Cramer, decided to follow the extreme and irresponsible pack.

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icart68

Jul-11-13 11:06 PM

Yup...Them there dern facts are sure gettin' in the way...ain't they??!!!

"perhaps the House will deal with SNAP and other government nutrition programs in a bill separate from the farm bill?" SERIOUSLY???....You CAN NOT be talking about how the house is going to get A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G DONE!!!!!

The congress has only passed 13...get that....THIRTEEN LAWS in the first 6 months!!!

Hows that for "drama"

Mrs. "PRO-BIRTH"

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locomotive

Jul-11-13 10:16 PM

icart Jul-11-13 9:12 PM

c/p from PoliticusUSA

"Real Liberal Politics"

Article Title: "House Republicans Pass Farm Bill That Rewards Corporations While Starving The Poor"

Have icart and other liberals ever thought that perhaps the House will deal with SNAP and other government nutrition programs in a bill separate from the farm bill?

Naw. It's so much more dramatic to claim that somebody is "starving" someone else.

Yeah right

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icart68

Jul-11-13 9:15 PM

Now, Why wasn't ANY of the information that I copied and pasted ACTUALLY "IN" this article...

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icart68

Jul-11-13 9:13 PM

These aren’t healthy working age adults mooching off the system. They are the most vulnerable members of our society.

This isn’t a matter of fiscal conservatism. If it was, this bill wouldn’t have been loaded with special interest pork. The Republican attempts to gut the food stamp program are designed to redistribute wealth upwards. They have decided to take resources from children who need food, and redistribute them to millionaires and corporations.

hhhmmmm????

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icart68

Jul-11-13 9:12 PM

Republicans tried to claim that the passage of the farm provisions was done to help family farms, but this Farm Bill is loaded with pork and handouts for the wealthy and corporations. Farmers with incomes over $250,000 will receive one third of the crop insurance money. This Republican House passed windfall for millionaires and corporations comes at a time when net farm income is projected to reach it highest level since 1973.

The only way that John Boehner and Eric Cantor could get this bill passed was to make it even more right wing than the bill that failed the first time. It is beyond comprehension how House Republicans can pat themselves on the back while knowing that they voted for a bill that contains no nutritional funding for seniors, the disabled, and children. House Republicans aren’t starving able bodied poor people. Forty five percent of food stamp recipients are children. Twenty percent of recipients are disabled, and 8.5% are elderly. These aren’t healthy working a

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icart68

Jul-11-13 9:08 PM

Nothing says “Pro-Life” like letting someone go hungry

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