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Farm Bill: Best Available Option

February 7, 2014

The Farm Bill passed recently by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate isn’t perfect. The bill cuts SNAP, the nation’s food stamp program, by $8....

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Feb-15-14 5:27 AM

Seadog- The "proof" will happen, but as far as supporting debate and putting a mental midget like you back in your single-wide… ***********theshriverbrief****/2013/11/articles/health-care-justice/the-affordable-care-act-covering-more-americans-and-saving-money/

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Feb-10-14 4:30 PM


Now why do you think that a poverty program might have grown at a time the economy is in the toilet? Hard to figure isn't it? It can't be the huge number of folks out of work or those other folks who've had to take crappier jobs could it?

Nah. Handouts are only due for the Job Creators. The poor deserve their fates. Just read your Dickens. It's all in there.

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Feb-10-14 4:24 PM


I assume you have a large industrial farm too, since the welfare you whine about is now going there in greater quantity than before.

Recap: SNAP savings of roughly $8.6Billion. Crop insurance subsidy increases of roughly $15.6Billion.

So how's the farming business, with Uncle Sam as a non-profiting partner?

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Feb-10-14 12:19 PM

Speaking of moronic - Seadog has spoken

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Feb-09-14 7:09 AM

fedupl8tly: The XL pipeline isn't proposed to work that way, the oil doesn't go to America, it gets sold over seas. And oil production has increased tremendously under Obama, getting those companies to actually drill on their claims instead of just sitting on the claims has done the trick. And you "conservatives" wasted all that time whining about approvals of new drilling claims. LOL. Also, the "Obamacare" or ACA, (what we got was produced by the republicans, dems wanted single payer, which would be better) has already saved the citizens hundreds of millions, and over the course of our future will save much much more than that billion used to help set it up.

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Feb-09-14 3:51 AM

SNAP has virtually doubled under Obama and this cuts 1% of the total and we have the usual cast of characters screaming about the rich. Why don't you socialists and Progressives (you know who you are) start screaming about the more than 1 billion Obama has spent pushing Obamacare. If you weren't such hypocrites, you'd be talking about the waste in Government that Obama refuses to try to reduce. It isn't all in the military. Let's have Obama OK the XL pipeline as that would help about 40,000 families from needing SNAP. That would more than make up for the cut.

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Feb-08-14 10:54 AM

Seadog misses the point again. On purpose or is he really that dense?

I'm not asking why the TEA Party isn't involved, I'm charging that they aren't because they are a tool of the 1 percenters. In other words, another misdirected comment.

The reform I have in mind? Repeal "Citizen's United," publicly finance all federal elections and restrengthen the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Feb-08-14 7:24 AM

strange now i am hearing why isn't the Tea Party involved, when all I seem to read is how much people dislike the Tea Party. some people need to take a stand and stand firm, a double minded man is unstable in all his ways

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Feb-07-14 9:59 PM

any specific reform you had in mind?

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Feb-07-14 1:17 PM

The "Insurance Industry" scores another hit; after "ACA" bled the single payer provision,(The only reason it passed).Keep hitting the poor till they're too 'poor' to complain?

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Feb-07-14 11:28 AM

The farm bill egregiously cuts benefits from people who need them the most while giving away billions in corporate welfare to the biggest agribusiness companies with a back door handout system disguised as crop insurance. It's a typical piece of work from a Congress controlled by the plutocracy.

The vast majority of US Citizens will continue to be left on the disadvantaged side of the law until we reform our political process to exclude the corruption of private money in the election process. Why isn't the TEA party screaming about this? Because they have been co-opted by the people they should be fighting through financial support with strings attached and propaganda designed to distract its members from what's really going on.

It's still possible to elect true reformers to Congress but a whole lotta people are going to have to get angry about this farce we have in Congress and vote the representatives of the Plutocracy out!

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