Everything’s Wrong With the Farm Bill

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/nancy-pfotenhauer/2012/06/13/everythings-wrong-with-the-farm-bill

It’s not that the emperor has no clothes, it’s that the taxpayers are paying for the emperor’s Armani suit. This is the case with the current legislative action with the farm bill.

Let’s start with the name of the legislation: the “farm bill.” How many people outside of Washington, D.C. realize that 73 percent of the spending in the $969 billion “farm bill” is actually for food stamps? The “food stamp president” does. That’s why the White House says it is “critical” to pass the farm bill.

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