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Farm Bill Veto Will Sniff Out Real Conservatives

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 21, 2008 @ 2:23 pm In Ongoing Priorities | Comments Disabled

Most [1] of the [2] reports [3] on President Bush’s veto of the “subsidies for millionaires [4]” farm bill mention that since the bill passed both the House and Senate by such large margins, the veto will likely be overridden soon. Hopefully Congress will take a look at world wide record high food prices and rethink the idea of farm subsidies all together like the European Union is doing, [5] and not lock in this years high prices which will cost the American taxpayers billions in price support for years to come [6].

This bill represents everything that is wrong with Washington [7]: from corrupt vote buying earmarks right down to bloated market distorting federal spending. The bill really isn’t even a farm bill since 2/3 of it goes to welfare programs. One cannot vote for this farm bill and still expect anybody not to laugh when they call themselves a conservative.


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[1] Most: http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/president-bush-vetoes-300-bln/story.aspx?guid=%7B3912BDB7-B6E9-4DC7-AF77-3D4404983CD0%7D&dist=msr_2

[2] of the: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=4902134

[3] reports: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5j6fCPxbU1sKcMZ6oULqpGSe6IN9gD90Q5FQ00

[4] subsidies for millionaires: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed032008b.cfm

[5] rethink the idea of farm subsidies all together like the European Union is doing,: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/business/worldbusiness/20subsidy.html?ref=todayspaper

[6] not lock in this years high prices which will cost the American taxpayers billions in price support for years to come: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/20/AR2008052001581.html

[7] This bill represents everything that is wrong with Washington: http://www.foundry.org/2008/05/15/morning-bell-a-case-study-on-everything-that-is-wrong-with-washington/

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