Posted By LambChop
Harry Reid’s politically engineered farm bill is patently ridiculous.
Why are food stamps linked with agriculture issues? 80% of the bill is food stamps. Why? Simple. To get the bill passed. Purely a cynical political move generated by the left ensuring that no reform or even debate on either subject will be considered.
Why are direct payments subsidizing farmers who don’t even grow crops happening? There is no justification for subsidizing farmers who do not grow crops, or to subsidize farmers regardless of their income.
Why are large profitable farms able to take advantage of subsidies at all? Limit farm subsidies to farmers with adjusted gross incomes below $250,000.
Why did taxpayers pay 62% of the premium subsidies for the crop insurance program in 2011? Limit farmer’s ability for premiums – just cap it.
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