Farm bill

Farming The Election For Speaker Of The House

The Farm Bill that failed in a humiliating defeat last week for RINO Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, was about a lot of things, but it was almost nothing about farming, or at least farming as the 98 percent of Americans who are not engaged in farming or ranching understand the term.

States Use Loophole to Erase $8Bill. of Food Stamp Cuts

Wynton Hall, Breitbart

Just one month after passage of the farm bill designed to slim food stamp payments, governors in six states have found a way to to keep hundreds of millions of dollars flowing to food stamp recipients, a sum that could total more than $8 billion over the next decade.

Is the TeaParty's Dream an Illusion?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

When does the Repub. Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance? Is there is any hope things will be different, should the Tea Party help produce a GOP Senate in '14? If the Tea Party is in some despair, is it not understandable?

Crony Agriculture

Lori Sanders, American Conservative

Failing to reform the farm bill left taxpayers out in the cold.

Ted Cruz Blasts 'Food Stamp Bill'

Right Scoop Staff

Ted Cruz explains why he voted ‘no’ on the so-called ‘Farm Bill,’ which spends $352 billion more than the last Farm Bill: “This bill is not really a Farm Bill, it’s a Food Stamps bill...Instead of locking people into an endless cycle of dependence, we should be focused on making it easier for people to stand on their own feet

Repub. Lawmakers Blindsiding GOP’s Conservative Base

Dana Milbank, Washington Post

The problem for Repubs. is that the people who brought them to power didn’t ask for consensus and smooth processes. Conservatives wanted blocking and tackling.

Nigerian Princes Running the House GOP

Next week you will probably receive an email pitch about their “immigration reform” plan from establishment Republican “leaders,” such as Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Budget Chairman Paul Ryan or Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. It will be a scam. Click here to demand your Congressman sign our "No Amnesty Pledge" today

5 Things to Watch As Congress Wraps

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Keep an eye on these issues as the first session of the 113th Congress wraps up: budget negotiations, the farm bill, defense authorization, misc. spending, "fixes" and expiring tax breaks, and nuclear fallout.

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight – Especially In Congress

If you believe, as we do, that the federal government has been overreaching and spending way beyond its means, then call your Congressman and Senators and tell them “no year-end rush, no midnight votes,” particularly on amnesty, judicial nominations and big spending bills like the Farm Bill.

Farm Bill's Food Stamps Secures Votes for Dems

Ray Hartwell, American Spectator

The ongoing expansion of dependency on federal entitlements like SNAP (food stamps) not only makes its victims more likely to vote for politicians promising them more handouts, but also keeps them from looking for work and thereby counting as “unemployed” for purposes of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment reports.

Congress Has A Bill For YOU

So far this year Congress has enacted only 52 new laws compared to the 284 laws enacted by the prior Congress. However, some especially pernicious bills are sitting on the calendar just waiting for the year-end rush to allow them to sneak through while the citizenry is asleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

Special-Interests=Gov't Behemoth

Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

From farm subsidies to NEA grants, the federal budget is littered with needless programs.

GOP Fights for Food Stamps Work Req

Katrina Trinko, National Review Online

House R's are close to passing food-stamps legislation that would enact big cuts to the program and revive requirements that able-bodied adults also work if they receive food stamps.

RSC Feuds with Heritage Action

Tim Alberta, National Journal

The Republican Study Committee will no longer allow Heritage staffers in meetings. Here’s why.

Heritage: GOP's Gutless

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham on Thursday cast House Republicans as gutless for backing down on Obamacare and the farm bill.

Holding Our Friends' Feet to the Fire

Too many otherwise conservative individuals get elected to Congress and soon come to believe that they are “leaders” entitled to uncritical support, instead of “representatives” translating the wishes of “We the People” into policy and action.

Fat Farm Bill Subsidizes Twinkies

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

Corps. received $19 billion+ in the last 16 years, turning subsidized crops into junk food items like corn syrup.

Will Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps Pass?

Eric Wasson, The Hill

The House will vote on the new but still bloated Farm Bill today. Boehner's feeling the heat.

GOP’s Path Forward on Farm Bill

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

With the Farm bill’s defeat, Republicans can work to streamline the system and end farm subsidies.

K St. Stunned at Farm Bill Defeat

Erik Wasson, The Hill

A thing of beauty: lobbyists whining over a slight hiccup in their big government gravy train.