An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I will admit it! I am a HUGE fan of Trey Gowdy! I constantly wish there were a LOT more like him in Congress….BOTH houses! This is the type of guy that scares the crap out of the left. Why? Because he speaks the truth, and the Dems don’t like truth. They prefer to live in darkness. I can’t figure that one out. Perhaps being a mushroom is there preferred mode of existence, but I’d like to think that rational people prefer truth, good or bad.
Rep Gowdy wants to hold the current resident of the White House accountable. The Enforce the Law Act passed in the House, 233-181, and guess who voted against it! Surprisingly, five Dems crossed over, and voted aye. Bet they’re gonna be in trouble!
Let me ask…why don’t the Democrats want the president be held accountable, and to enforce the laws he, and they, SWORE to uphold? Are they ALL criminals? Are they eager to aid criminal activity? That’s the only reason I can think of. Well, maybe they don’t want to go against their ‘messiah’, maybe because if they do, they’ll be called racist, and that in itself, is racist. Obama is their master, cracking the whip, and they are bowing to his every whim, attempting to make whatever he does sound reasonable…which it is not!
I don’t hold Congress in very high regard, but this guy? Well, he could teach those entrenched critters, on both sides, a thing or two about that document they swore to uphold. Funny isn’t it, that Senator Obama would have most definitely have supported this bill while Bush was in the White House, but President Obama has threatened to veto it. Not to worry though, that jackwagon in the Senate, Runnin’ Reid, will do what he always does when the House passes a good bill….he’ll refuse to allow it to come to a vote. Wanna know who the obstructionist is? Look no farther than the bully of the Senate, the lying whiner! All the more reason to get a super majority in that half of Congress!
To quote Pogo: “We have met the enemy…and he is us”
Scenario: You do when you give your teenager a list, your credit card, and send him off to the store (let’s say Wally World) believing he’ll come back with a receipt, and the items you requested. When he finally gets home, you watch him unload the car and proceed into the house with a lot more bags than would be required for the items on your list. As you are unloading the bags, while he stands there watching holding another bag or two behind his back, you notice that not only did he not get half of the needed items, but you pull our a pair of new sneakers, a ‘really cool’ jacket, a few pairs of jeans and t-shirts with ridiculous slogans, and a whole lot of junk food. While you stand there with your mouth hanging open, you ask for the receipt. His response: I don’t know.
After much grumbling, he finally finds it crumpled up in his back pocket, along with your credit card. Then you ask for those bags he’s hiding. You find items from a different store, locally known as a head shop, with items that you would never approve of having in your home. Think about it!
What do you do?
Responsible parents would load the sneakers, jeans, t-shirts, and the ‘really cool’ jacket back into the bags, along with the contraband items, grab said teenager by the ear, dragging him back to the store to return the items, and make him finish his job….right. While at the store, you inform management that he will no longer be allowed to use your credit card, and if he attempts to make any purchases with said card, to call you, and the police, immediately.
Said teen will be grounded for a month! No car, no video games, no cell phone, no iPod, no computer, and all homework and chores will be done before he goes to bed!
This is what we have in Congress! Irresponsible teenagers! Of course, the head of that gang of teens is in the White House, egging on the other kids to break their promises to spend only what they have been permission to spend, and no more.
Sadly, we don’t seem able to take away the credit card, or ground them. We SHOULD be able to, but the gang has grown so big, with a variety of alphabet organizations to back them up, many people are intimidated, and cross the street to avoid the thugs. Oh, a few will confront them, but they are shouted down by the bullies, bad mouthed around town, convincing the folks that those who speak out are the thugs.
Once again, we see a Congress and president who wants to go on a shopping spree with our credit card. The card is already way over the limit, and those items that are suppose to be paid for are being left out (our military and vets), to the detriment of those who have earned their pay, and more!
When the bill comes due, there is no way we can pay it, so we have to borrow….more…and more….and more….just to pay the interest on the debt they have created.
There is a simple four page document that limits the power of the federal government. I would suggest that members of Congress actually read, and LEARN, just what their enumerated powers really are, and stick to them. I would also suggest that the POTUS, who supposedly lectured on the subject, read and LEARN what his enumerated powers are, and both the legislative and executive branches cease their abuse of their offices, and of WE, The People.
“Government is not a solution to our problem,
government is the problem.”
~ Ronald Reagan ~
…those yahoos up in D.C.! I really do wish they’d have Publius teach them their duties according to the U.S. Constitution. Apparently, they are utterly clueless!
Here ya go…a simple .pdf “flow chart”! Makes it quite easy, don’cha think?
My level of frustration, anger, and what the hell, has grown at such a pace, I’m finding it difficult to express myself on any given topic, and there are a LOT of topics!
We have a president who ignores the Constitution, and threatens to rule by executive order if he doesn’t get his way in Congress. (Temper tantrums from a supposedly grown man are so ugly.) Well, I’m afraid Congress is going to let him get away with it, and that’s wrong. One thing most people don’t think about, or don’t even know, including our elected representatives in both houses….an executive order is NOT the law of the land. Congress, and the American people, can ignore such orders. The POTUS does not make laws. He can suggest, but only the legislative branch makes laws. Then, and only then, can he use his pen, to sign, or to veto. Sadly, the legislative branch doesn’t pay any attention to us either, since they continue to pass bills none of them have read, impose ridiculous regulations, and are aiding this POTUS in our downfall.
We have an Attorney General who refuses to uphold the law (is also known for BREAKING the law) and decides who should be charged with what, even if the crime is blatantly obvious to the rest of us! He’s a racist SOB who should have been fired in the first months of this administration! But then, the POTUS is a racist too, so he keeps him around. The AG is quite a reflection of how far this nation has fallen. We are no longer a land of natural law. We are now a land of man’s law, and it all depends on who ‘the man’ is, on what laws will be enforced, and what laws will be ignored.
I’m still working on reading that Omnibus Bill. Good grief! Do we have the most ill informed people representing our interests? Apparently! And I can bet, not one of those damn fools who voted for this bill in the House yesterday have read this bill! Oh, they may have taken a cursory glance at it between cocktail parties and sucking up to the press, but has even ONE of them read it from beginning to end? The most absurd items, for which WE are footing the bill, must have been thought up by a kindergarten class! Why are WE making loans to fisheries? People eat fish. Fisheries make money. They don’t need ours. If they suck at it, they go out of business. It’s that simple. WE don’t need to be making loans, with money we don’t have, to anyone!
How about that nearly $1.2 TRILLION to the BATF? What the hell?? Oh, here’s one for ya….$180,000,000 for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. “Criminal Alien”? Uh…no! You don’t shaft our vets then turn around and provide funds for criminal aliens!
Yeah, I can only read so much of that sucker before I have to stop. Sending my computer flying in disgust won’t help. WE need to impeach the whole lot of them! Every single elected official needs to go home, live in the real world, balance their own check books, and leave us the hell alone! We need representation that reflects OUR values, and we do not have it in the 537. Yes, there are a few, and they can be re-elected, IF we find them to be worthy. The rest? Time for a reality check! None of those sent home should ever hold another government position, elected or appointed…..ever! Nor should they be able to hold jobs that have any influence on our representatives. EVER!
So, yes, my disgust level is WAY up this morning! And I mourn for our lost nation.
Has anyone even read any of this monstrosity? Just the first section, Div A, Title I, which apparently covers a number of offices, is nearly $45 million. And I do mean offices, as in departments. Titled for Agriculture but includes the Department of Homeland Security, along with a number of other non related departments. Now, I really wish what agriculture…you know, corn, cows, and the like, has to do with DHS. Can someone please explain that one? And just why do all these departments need so much in operating costs? Advertisements? Yep….that’s in there too!
This bill covers costs until 12/31/16, which they had to amend since apparently, they just took the last wasteful spending bill, and had to slap a new date on it! Think about that. No one bothers to remove the programs, or at least to reduce the monies allocated for them, that are complete failures!
Anyway, it gets even better. Did you know we have a Department of Economics? Why? These yahoos in D.C. are incapable of adding 2+2? I’m sure we can provide them with calculators, since the ability to do simple math with a pencil and their own brain seems completely beyond their capabilities. I pray none of them ever get near my checkbook! I always have a surplus, and I’d really hate to see them blow it, and then some!
Office of Ethics? Seriously? Think about that! Ethics….politicians.
I haven’t finished the whole bill, since…well, hells bells, the sucker is 1500+ pages, and I’m a slow reader, not to mention, contrary to what I say on a regular basis, I DO actually have a life outside of the computer, y’know!
Honestly, there is really no excuse for the continuous failures of Congress to reign in THEIR spending. First, they need to look at the Constitution, and find out exactly where, and on what, they are authorized to spend OUR money. None of what I have seen in this piece, and elsewhere, including their ‘bill’ is covered in that document.
Bills are those things that come in the mail, and you have to pay them. Well, Congress writes bills, and guess who has to pay for them? WE do. They are very careless with OUR money. I’d call that inconsiderate and irresponsible. Rather like a spoiled kid with daddy’s credit card. The kid thinks he can do what he damn well pleases with that card and daddy will pay the bill, smile, and let the kid continue to abuse the privilege, even though daddy has told the kid, time and time again, to be responsible, that the card is only for necessities, and there will be consequences if said kid refuses to listen. Well, ‘daddy’ is getting royally pissed off, and is about to cut up that card. The spoiled kid has learned nothing, just like Congress!
If the members of Congress want to continue to fund failed programs, they can damn well use their own money. Ours belongs to OUR security and OUR roads. If they stopped their foolish behavior, we would not be seeing our military and veterans getting that shaft!
Time for Congress to get a spanking! Time for them to GROW THE HELL UP! Enough with the spoiled children spending OUR money on foolishness!
Government Failures Congress Wants You to Fund This Year
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Wasteful, ineffective, failed.
Those are all ways Heritage experts have described government programs Congress is funding—with your hard-earned money—in its new trillion-dollar omnibus spending bill.
Here are a few big failures that need to be eliminated or seriously reformed—but instead are getting millions (or billions) of dollars.
More than half of the members of US Congress are now millionaires. According to personal financial disclosure data filed last year and analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics, at least 268 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012.
This marks the first time in history that the majority of the United States’ lawmakers have fortunes totaling more than $1 million.
Does anyone else find it just a wee bit disturbing that while a large number of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, those we sent to Congress to represent us are getting rich? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a little bassackwards! The should be assuring our safety and well being, promoting the American Dream for LEGAL residents, and yet….there they are! Raking in the bucks on OUR backs!
Seems to me I covered Congressional spending and their ‘entitlement mentality’ yesterday morning. :? Well, apparently, no one listened to me, so I’m not surprised that those two, one of whom I use to have a great deal of respect, slaps a so called budget in our laps, and tells us it’s not what we want, but it’s what we’ve got! Yeah, I was real impressed with their press conference, weren’t you?
Now, I understand that those in Washington, D.C. are basically on a separate planet, but you’d think they’d at least TRY to remember just whose money it is that they are spending, and make an attempt to reign it in, wouldn’t you? Well, some really want to, but those who have been up there WAY too long have forgotten they work for us, we are the ones who are paying the bills, and they have spent us into the next century, with no hope in sight! Is it any wonder that their approving ratings are lower than snail snot? And yet, we keep electing the same damn people who got us into this mess, over and over and over again! So, I ask you….whose fault is it, really, that we have a debt that goes on into infinity? Our deficit breaks the bank, and then some. By the way, WE are the bank, and we’re broke!
It all comes back to the lack of information. People just don’t care, or they refuse to admit that they screw up by re-electing the most ignorant, arrogant, useless beings on the planet! It’s the ‘throw the bums outs, but we’ll get ours, thank you very much’ every 2 years. People are afraid to step forward, and challenge the incumbents. THEY have the money, and we’re just regular folks, most with better ideas, but with no money. And you know, you have to be rich these days to even consider running for any office, at any level. So, we have Republicans who are the Democrats of 50 years ago, and Democrats who are now the socialists and communists our country fought against in 3 wars. Go figure!
So, we have a ‘budget’ that does nothing to address the problems, only increases them. Nothing has changed. Nothing will change. That’s just the way D.C. works, and if you don’t like it. too damn bad. THEY are in charge, don’cha know, and they are SO much smarter than us little people. Of course, we have to budget our households, or lose everything through lack of payment. Them? Well, they have a cash cow, one that keeps crapping gold bars for them. What? You didn’t know? Well, see? We ARE stupid, aren’t we.
I’d rather shut down the government, without pay, keep the essentials, and chit can the unnecessary, which is a LOT! Let THEM go over the cliff, and stop letting them drag us with them! I prefer principle over politics, but then I’m stupid too, aren’t I.
Well, I have one thing to say to those weasels in D.C……
3 Things You Need to Know About the Congressional Budget Deal
Romina Boccia – The Foundry
Many had high hopes that the first budget conference in four years would make a substantial down payment toward fixing the U.S. spending and debt crisis. The new “Bipartisan Budget Act” thoroughly disappoints. While we dig through the details for a more complete assessment, here are three key facts on the sour deal:
1. It busts through supposed spending “caps.” The way Congress operates, it’s ridiculous for Members to set spending caps. They just keep busting right through them. The deal announced yesterday raises discretionary spending above the bipartisan spending agreement forged in 2011 as part of the Budget Control Act. Spending for defense and non-defense domestic programs would be raised by $45 billion in 2014 and by $18 billion in 2015.
It’s probably a good thing that our internet went out when it did! I’ve been so bloomin’ angry with our so called representatives in BOTH houses, coherent thought has escaped me! The Republicans caved, and bowed to their new master, giving the American people the shaft….AGAIN!
The media was so busy blaming the Republicans for the semi shut down, they didn’t bother to consider that it was the American people who were saying NO to Obama and his cronies. Eighteen senators stood up for the people…EIGHTEEN!
Out of 100! What does that tell you? Well, it tells me a LOT! It tells me that there are way too many people in D.C. who don’t give a DAMN about the citizens of this once great nation! It tells me that our government is failing WE, THE PEOPLE! It tells me that there are a whole lot of senators that need to be updating their resumes for when they get kicked to the curb by WE, THE PEOPLE! It tells me that WE have been SOLD for $2 BILLION by the supposed leadership! Don’t EVEN get me started on the House!!
The government wasn’t shut down! The Obama administration had already put plans into place to close OPEN AIR monuments and memorials BEFORE the so called “shut down”. Petty little dictator! I have other terms for him, but you REALLY don’t want to get me started on HIM!
You can’t serve two masters! Apparently, a large portion of Congress has decided which one they are going to serve, and believe me, it is NOT the RIGHT One!
Shared by Jerry.
OOOOOPS! Missed two!!
Is America getting the wake up call yet? Some are, but way too many still have their heads buried in the sand. The phony president breaks the law on a regular basis, and congress just sits back and lets him do it, and in many cases, such as this, actually ENCOURAGES it, for their benefit of course. Now, you and I, us peons, who don’t mean DICK to these supposed representative of THE PEOPLE, will be paying through the nose for something they refuse to accept, even though THEY thought it would be a good idea to turn the rest of us into criminals, like them, when we can’t afford their exorbitant NON health care. Does anyone else see a problem here?
Obamacare is already picking and choosing what I can, and cannot, have covered in my overpriced health insurance. I noticed a couple of new riders, no one ever asked me about, just thrown in there. The last time I talked to the company, I was flat out told, Obamacare is the reason your costs have gone up, and your coverage has gone down. Save $2500? My fat Aunt Fanny!! Even HE doesn’t know what’s in the damn thing…just that WE have to pay for some slut’s birth control pills, and another hootchie’s abortions, and WE don’t get a choice in the matter! If the government would get the hell out of the medical/health insurance business, allow people to buy across state lines, competition for your business would be brisk, and the prices would go down. For those who can’t afford it…we already have programs in place to help.
GET THE HELL OUT OF MY BUSINESS, AND MIND YOUR OWN. You jackwagons insisted this was what WE needed, even though we said NO. YOU made it law. YOU follow the law….just like EVERYONE ELSE! You are NOT above the law! DEFUND THIS PIECE OF CRAP…..NOW!
Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief — Illegally
Amy Payne – The Foundry
“Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.”
That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees.
Ironically, when Members of Congress passed Obamacare, they kicked themselves and their staffs out of their current subsidized employer (federal government) coverage.
As Robert Pear, veteran health reporter for The New York Times, noted back in 2010, “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?”
When I was in the 4th grade, I had to learn this speech, and recite it for the whole class. Occasionally, I dust it off, and read it again, thinking what brave men our Founders truly were. While reading it once again today, waiting to see the Doc, it hit me! Change a few words, and this speech could be given today, on the floor of the House of Representatives, by one brave man or woman. The unfortunate thing is, no one is ever in the chambers to actually LISTEN to speeches, good or otherwise. Our current crop are too busy in the back rooms finagling our demise.
I say again, READ THE WHOLE THING, and pray we have someone out there with the same courage of conviction, who will step forward. (I’m putting the “change” in parentheses…judge for yourself. Did I miss any? Misname?) I dare just one of our so called representative to read THIS speech on the floor of either house of Congress!
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. The questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
There are actually some folks who believe that Congress being in recess is a bad thing? Uh…ok. They should be doing SOMETHING! Well, no…no they shouldn’t. It is my opinion that Congress, both houses, plus the other two branches have done quite enough, and it is time to start UNdoing a great deal of what they have already done. And I don’t mean just THIS bunch. I’m talking about damn near every Congress since the git go!
Ya see, someone seems to think that our federal government has a lot more power than they were given by the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted long before you or I were even a gleam in our GRANDDADDY’S eye. They, on the contrary, have a lot LESS power than they have been using, mostly for personal gain, and need to be reminded, once again, they do NOT have the right to slap a chit load of meaningless laws on the books ‘just cuz they can’. Well, they can’t, but they have.
So, here we have this ‘immigration’ issue, that is not about immigration at all. Nope. Immigration is when a person decides, “Hey, I’d like to move to the United States of America, become an American citizen, with all the rights, granted by God, and privileges accorded to a legal American citizen!” Then, they begin a process of doing just that, following all the rules and regulations that it takes to become a legal resident, then citizen, of these fine United States. THAT is a quite simplified version of immigration. Obviously, there is a bit more to it, and with our feckless weasels in charge, becoming a legal citizen has become ever more difficult, even though the vast majority of those WANTING to go through the process are just the type of folks we WANT to come and join our happy family.
Now, what they are calling ‘immigration’ is nothing more than giving the ok to criminals to be criminals, but become not criminals with the stroke of a pen. I’m looking for the logic, but can’t find any.
Everybody has a sob story…some are sobbier than others, but the story is still there, true or not. Legal citizens have their own stories too, ones which our feckless Congress refuses to even acknowledge. How many deaths have been caused by criminals invaders? How many children have been raped by criminal invaders? How many tons of life destroying drugs are on the streets right this minute brought in by criminal invaders? How many billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on criminal invaders, to the detriment of legal citizens?
All branches of the government take an oath of office, “to protect and defend” the Constitution. With such criminal inviting bills, they are doing just the opposite. In the Constitution, it states, rather plainly I might add, right there in the Preamble, the WE are the government, and WE “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…“, and WE don’t want THEM using our supreme law of the land to wipe their collective, elitist asses. As a matter of fact, WE are getting pretty damn sick and tired of elected officials forgetting just who they work for, and who pays their salaries.
WE don’t have to promote ‘general welfare’ for criminals. As a matter of fact, we have a whole slew of laws on the books that says we don’t have to, and it would be really nice if Congress would remember this little tidbit. And we talk about ‘welfare’, we do NOT mean a monthly check paid by the taxpayers to ANYONE, legal or not. Folks are provided opportunities, and if they choose not to take advantage of their own God given talents, that is THEIR problem, NOT ours.
So, when you go to your townhall meetings with your Congress critters, House and/or Senate, and they tell you they’ll find tooth and nail to prevent the legalization of MILLIONS of criminals, let them know that if they are talking out of both sides of their mouths, as usual, that actions have consequences, and you won’t forget when it comes time for that election donation they want from you, and your vote can’t be bought with pretty words that mean nothing.
NO AMNESTY! For anyone, from ANY country! And that includes those terrorists that have been sneaking across the border as well! SECURE THE FREAKIN’ BORDER!!! Do your damn job!!!
5 Immigration Questions for Your Congressman
Gerren McHam – The Foundry
During the August congressional recess, a pro-amnesty coalition of business and union interests is putting the squeeze on members of the House of Representatives to pass a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill similar to the Senate-passed monstrosity. But hard-working Americans also have a voice and can speak up in town halls with House members while they’re in the districts. Here are five questions to remind them of the wisdom and importance of taking a step-by-step approach to immigration reform.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, and I’ve of the mind that many people in the country actually ARE under said rock, you’ll know what a cluster **** this whole Obamacare really is! The government can’t, efficiently, run itself, yet believes, for some bizarre reason, they can run your life, via ‘healthcare’ and numerous other nonsense, with no problem. Since no one in Congress, including then Speaker of the House, Nanny Pelosi, none of them actually knew what was in this bill. They just knew their messiah had spoken, with the union’s hands up his butt, and that was good enough for them!
Oddly enough, I was one of those people who actually read the bill…all 2700 pages of it. No, not all at one time. I do have issues with my gag reflex y’know! But I read it, along with many other people who aren’t actually paid to do the job of Congress, and what WE found was appalling. The different incarnations of the bill didn’t get any better either. What SHOULD have been struck down in the Supreme Court as unconstitutional, and it IS you know, has become the biggest disastrous death trap since the ‘Smart car’.
All the House has to do is refuse to fund this piece of garbage, and the problem is solved. Have they? No. Will they? Honestly, with the chicken chits we have that are SUPPOSE to represent WE, The People, I highly doubt it. Can we say COWARDS? I knew we could! Not a spine, or a pair, in the whole bunch!
Obamacare’s Dirty Dozen Implementation Failures
Chris Jacobs – The Foundry
Last week, the Obama Administration attempted to spin its announcement of a one-year delay in Obamacare’s employer mandate as an effort to implement the law “in a careful, thoughtful manner.” Don’t be fooled. Even Democrats have admitted the law has turned into a massive “train wreck,” with delays, glitches, and problems aplenty. Here are a dozen more Obamacare implementation failures.
1. The CLASS Act: ABANDONED, THEN REPEALED
One Democrat famously called this new long-term care entitlement “a Ponzi scheme of the first order, the kind of thing that Bernie Madoff would have been proud of”—and so it proved. In the fall of 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) admitted CLASS could not be implemented in a fiscally sound manner—and Congress eventually repealed the program outright.
Honestly, with a very few exceptions, I’m so flippin’ disgusted with the lot of ‘em, I’m at the point where, come hell or high water, they ALL need to go! We need to start from scratch…AGAIN! Kick the whole bunch, legislative, DEFINITELY the executive, judicial, and all the damn alphabets, to the curb! The good ones, that have stuck with their oaths…which are few and far between, we can keep to help get our Constitutional Republic back where it belongs. The rest of ‘em? Not one penny in benefits! Let them struggle the same way we have been struggling because of their criminal activities. Some need to be behind bars!! Physical labor to earn their keep! Cleaning sewers might be a good job for them, since they’ve dished out so much chit! We are past the point of tolerance! Stop wasting OUR money!!
The House of Second Chances
Amy Payne – The Foundry
The farm bill died in the House—but could it live again?
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is reportedly pushing to split up the old farm bill and take food stamps out of it.
The Heritage Foundation has argued that it didn’t make sense to combine the bloated food stamp program with farm-related programs in the first place. It is supposed to be the “farm” bill, after all. And with food stamp costs doubling under President Obama, it’s a program that deserves a careful look on its own.
Splitting up the bill is the first step toward reforming both food stamp and farm spending. In a new paper, Heritage experts Daren Bakst and Rachel Sheffield write that “The House now has a second chance to pass a farm bill that benefits taxpayers, farmers, and food stamp recipients.”
This does NOT make me very happy, or confident! She’s dropped.
Honestly, I have no idea why these two still call themselves Republicans, much less TRY to pretend to be conservative. Dudes! It ain’t workin’! We’ve got your number!! And it’s LOW!! Y’all can either snap out of your stupidity, or find another line of work!
The whole state is here, and you can find yours, if in another state, here. You can find the bestest of the whole lot is here, then it goes downhill! Needless to say, all the ZEROES are Ds, but what’s more disappointing is how many R’s that are below 50%. Shoot, there is even a D or two that rank HIGHER than some Rs. *shakes head* We have GOT to fix this problem!!! What is best for the country is not a bunch of self serving yahoos, spending OUR money on crap that does NOTHING to improve the nation, or her citizens!