July 12, 2013
Yes, You Should Be Totally Outraged By the Farm Bill

The farm bill passed by the House of Representatives yesterday is pretty much a disgrace. Republicans took legislation that had historically been 80 percent food stamps and 20 percent mostly awful and antiquated agribusiness subsidies. And they passed something that is 0 percent food stamps and 100 percent mostly awful and antiquated agribusiness subsidies. 
"Billions for farmers, nothing for the poor" is a stark assessment, but a fair one.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Yes, You Should Be Totally Outraged By the Farm Bill

The farm bill passed by the House of Representatives yesterday is pretty much a disgrace. Republicans took legislation that had historically been 80 percent food stamps and 20 percent mostly awful and antiquated agribusiness subsidies. And they passed something that is 0 percent food stamps and 100 percent mostly awful and antiquated agribusiness subsidies.

"Billions for farmers, nothing for the poor" is a stark assessment, but a fair one.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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    I wonder what kind of corn subsidies are in that damn bill.
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