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Key Vote NO on the Farm Bill Conference Report in the House
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Key Vote NO on the Farm Bill Conference Report in the House

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and ask that he or she vote NO on the Farm Bill conference report in the House, H.R. 2462.  This final agreement reached between the House and Senate actually manages to be worse than the bills passed by each chamber separately, and does nothing to contain the hundreds of billions in spending on corporate welfare for farm corporations and an out-of-control food stamp program.

01/28/2014
Capitol Hill Update, 27 Jan., 2014
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Capitol Hill Update, 27 Jan., 2014

Capitol Hill Update, 27 January, 2014

01/28/2014
FreedomCast - 40,000 New Regulations, The Farm Bill, and Extending Unemployment Benefits Once Again
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FreedomCast - 40,000 New Regulations, The Farm Bill, and Extending Unemployment Benefits Once Again

01/07/2014
Capitol Hill Update, 3 December, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 3 December, 2013

Capitol Hill Update, 3 December, 2013House & Senate/Schedule: The House is in session this week, and is only scheduled to be in town through the end of next week (the 13th) before adjourning its session for the year.  The Senate, meanwhile, is out of town this week, and is theoretically scheduled to remain in session through the end of the month.

12/03/2013
Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement
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Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement

This week, I decided to research the Farm Bill to write a little bit about some of the “reforms” House Republicans who support the bill are so proud of. The CBO estimates savings of $35 billion over the next ten years (vs. the current baseline). The CBO is also notorious for underestimating costs, and it looks like this time won’t be any different. 

10/24/2013
FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies
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FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies

10/15/2013
Fighting for Food Freedom
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Fighting for Food Freedom

This summer has been one of valuable education and clarification for me. In writing my last post on PolyFace Farms, I mentioned that I am spending the summer with friends on their working farm, Dazi Acres.

08/27/2013
Farm Bill versus “The Honest and Small Government” Coalition
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Farm Bill versus “The Honest and Small Government” Coalition

Democracy and Power 107: Counting VotesSuccessful … politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.-Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), American Journalist and Author

07/15/2013
Revised House Farm Bill: See How Your Reps. Voted Here
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Revised House Farm Bill: See How Your Reps. Voted Here

Today, the House Republican leadership pushed through a new version of the Farm Bill, just a few weeks after an earlier version of the bill failed spectacularly on the floor. It succeeded in passing, 216-208, attracting the majority of Republicans in spite of the fact that it contained no reforms at all that actually improved the bill or reduced its abundance of waste and corporate welfare. You can see the roll call vote HERE.

07/11/2013
Key Vote NO on the New House Farm Bill
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Key Vote NO on the New House Farm Bill

As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representative and urge him or her to vote NO on new House Farm Bill, H.R. 2642.House Leadership does deserve some slight praise for bringing forth a Farm Bill that is separate from the food stamp provisions that have served for decades as a mammoth earmark to attract Democratic support for the bill. However, splitting the food stamps and farm bill is a means to reform, not an end in itself.

07/10/2013

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