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    Stabenow Porks Up Farm Bill Adds Entitlement

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 12:54:02 PM EST
    Tags: Anyone But Stabenow, Progressives, Taxpayer Hammocks, Crony Capitalism, Wealth Redistribution, Government Funding, Massive Federal debt is not a factor, Divide and Bankrupt the Bourgeoisie (all tags)

    via TCS

    The Senate Agriculture Committee today released its version of the Farm Bill and it appears to fall far short of needed reforms. And that's putting it kindly. The Chairwoman's summary claims the bill will contribute $23 billion toward deficit reduction. Even if true, this is significantly less than $33 billion the President included in his budget and the $30 billion House Republicans agreed to in their budget.

    Access the bill here: 2012 Senate Committee Farm Bill

    In a sop to the reality that agricultural producers have experienced record revenue for the last few years, the bill eliminates a number of entitlements starting in 2013. It eliminates direct payments, counter-cyclical payments, and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (a failed subsidy from the last farm bill).

    The bill, however, does nothing to rein in the exploding costs of taxpayer subsidized crop insurance. In fact, instead of chipping away at our trillion dollar annual deficits with the savings from eliminating the commodity handouts, it plows them into a new agricultural entitlement covering "shallow loss" that will end up costing taxpayers billions.

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    by LookingforReagan on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 01:47:14 PM EST
    "Stabenow Porks Up On Farm Bill Adds Entitlement"
    When I first looked at this headline I saw only the first three words. I wondered how in hell she could get any bigger.

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