Farm bill conference committee kicks off, but heavy lifting will come later

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  1. Submitted by Tom Anderson on 10/30/2013 - 10:18 pm.

    I thought that Rep. Peterson was done with the Farm Bill

    Seems like he went off in a huff after the House version got passed which pretty much ignored his input.

    As for Senator Amy, lets see how much she moves form the present position in her quest to be bipartisan. And someone please mention that farming is about 20% of the farm bill.

  2. Submitted by John Appelen on 10/31/2013 - 03:00 pm.

    Never Understood…

    I’ll never understand why they don’t move all the welfare into one department…

    Maybe people are concerned that if we actually knew of much money is in that bucket at the federal, state and local levels, we may be even less excited to fund it. And wonder how we can have any poor people at all.

    Does anyone know how many dollars are in the total welfare bucket?
    And how much goes to recipients? And how much goes to run the system?

    • Submitted by Dennis Tester on 11/01/2013 - 08:47 am.

      Of course not

      But apparently we need more. We always seem to need more.

    • Submitted by Logan Foreman on 11/01/2013 - 01:19 pm.

      While you are at it –

      Find out how much corporate welfare is paid by every level of govt in this country, including defense contractors who continue to build jets, etc that even the military does not want. I would think that amount is far greater.

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