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    House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    In a blow to House GOP leaders, the House on Thursday rejected a five-year farm bill. Members voted down the $940 billion bill in a 195-234 vote that only won 24 Democratic votes. Most Democrats voted against the bill because it cut food stamp programs by more than $20 billion.
    Many Republicans also voted no, but for a different reason. They said it was too expensive a bill to pass when the country has $17 trillion in debt.
    In the final vote, 62 Republicans opposed the bill, and with the Democratic defections, that was enough to send it to defeat.


    Read more: House rejects farm bill, 195-234 - The Hill's Floor Action
    Good! Cutting food assistance to the needy is not the way to go! Austerity does not work! I applaud this being defeated!


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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: House rejects farm bill, 195-234 - The Hill's Floor Action
    Good! Cutting food assistance to the needy is not the way to go! Austerity does not work! I applaud this being defeated! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    You do realize what happens if they don't pass something don't you? $6-$8/gallon milk will punish poor people even more.

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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You do realize what happens if they don't pass something don't you? $6-$8/gallon milk will punish poor people even more.
    I haven't followed this issue too closely, but if that is what the price should actually be, then so be it...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You do realize what happens if they don't pass something don't you? $6-$8/gallon milk will punish poor people even more.
    Id rather have that for a short amount of time while congress goes back to the drawing board rather than have a bill pass the lasts 'x' amount of time. Should not pass a farm bill that puts the rich over the middle and working class and a bill that punishes struggling Americans. That is just not fair.


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    [W]hen we see the expansion of the dependency class in America

    Ugh. Quotes like this make me lose faith in humanity.
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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Id rather have that for a short amount of time while congress goes back to the drawing board rather than have a bill pass the lasts 'x' amount of time. Should not pass a farm bill that puts the rich over the middle and working class and a bill that punishes struggling Americans. That is just not fair.
    What is not fair is spending more than your revenue. I will applaud any and all cuts until we get a handle on our spending problem.

    To DemSocialist's point however I would rather see cuts in government than in assistance if it is really necessary.

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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You do realize what happens if they don't pass something don't you? $6-$8/gallon milk will punish poor people even more.
    If the price of milk is unaffordable it should lose business. Why is that a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I haven't followed this issue too closely, but if that is what the price should actually be, then so be it...

    It isn't what the price is supposed to be--it is what the price will become due to shortages. The price we pay now is an inflated price. If something is not passed, we revert to a law from the 40's that requires all milk to be sold to and bought from the government but we have no mechanism in place to do that anymore.

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    Re: House rejects farm bill, 195-234

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If the price of milk is unaffordable it should lose business. Why is that a problem?
    Because you won't be able to get the milk to begin with. There is no structure in place to revert to to distribute the milk as would happen if the program is not extended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Because you won't be able to get the milk to begin with. There is no structure in place to revert to to distribute the milk as would happen if the program is not extended.
    BS, let the marketplace work its magic...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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