One of the best flowers in the farm garden has been the food stamp program? Food Stamps should not even be in the farm bill. We are promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not bread from our neighbors table. Families take care of each other. It is not the governments responsibility. Why not drug test food stamp recipients? Im sure most taxpayers dont want the hard earned money going to drug users. Most people have to be drug tested for a job. Why not for food stamps?
Farm programs are not accesible to the well off. There are income limits. There are many programs for minorities, socially disadvantaged farmers, and women. What billionaires are you talking about? Many years it doesnt pay to raise a crop, due to weather or price. That is what the programs and insurance are for. The programs are a government ploy to keep food prices low. Without the programs food prices would raise to the level that they need to be at in order for a farmer to make a living. Sure there would be good years and not so good years but it would all level out. At the same time get rid of the food stamps.
These guys were all bought by the first people who appealed to their egos convincing them to run and funding their campaigns...the perks are just why the continue in office, that and power, not to mention where else would any of them find gainful employment.
Far heftier enforcement of carefully crafted regulations - our only hope to end buyout and buyoff of politicians at local, state and federal levels. Does not take a genius to recognize that something is dreadfully wrong, when in flows a close to million dollar contribution from the Koch Bros. Prosperity for America, to now Mayor Bach's mayoral campaign, approx. a week before the mayoral election.
And then there were the unaccounted hefty 'contributions' made by the same 'fossil foolers' to a number of our newest city council members, followed by a rep. from local Prosperity for Amer., standing up at an open council meeting and giving direct orders re. how council members were to vote re. quashing of solar gardens. Follow his orders said council members did.
So thankful we should be, for the 'not for sale', true people and Mother Earth serving pols., like city council member Jan Martin at the local level, and Sen. Bernie Sanders at the national level.
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