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Farm Bill - Prolonging the Food Stamp Tragedy and Farm Subsidies
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Farm Bill - Prolonging the Food Stamp Tragedy and Farm Subsidies

Democracy and Power 113: Vote Trading“I’ll vote for your legislation, if you’ll vote for mine.” This is never said in public, but occurs constantly. Regularly, our leadership requests legislation, and a politician agrees to the request if our leadership includes his project. Politicians trade votes for their respective benefit, which is seldom for the benefit of Americans.

06/19/2013
Key Vote NO on the House Farm Bill
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Key Vote NO on the 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 H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act. Although this bill is popularly known as the “Farm Bill”, eighty percent of the bill’s spending goes to food stamps, and much of the rest goes to subsidize large farm corporations at the expense of small family farms.

06/18/2013
TOP 10 REASONS FOOD STAMPS NEED TO BE REFORMED
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TOP 10 REASONS FOOD STAMPS NEED TO BE REFORMED

TOP 10 REASONS FOOD STAMPS NEED TO BE REFORMED  By: Andrew Montgomery 

06/13/2013
Senate Farm Bill: See How Your Senators Voted Here!
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Senate Farm Bill: See How Your Senators Voted Here!

After several weeks of deliberation, the Senate has finally passed its version of the Farm Bill.  FreedomWorks strongly opposes this bill - you can read our Key Vote HERE. Among the "accomplishments" of this bill:

06/11/2013
Coalition Letter: Separate Food Stamps from the Farm Bill
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Coalition Letter: Separate Food Stamps from the Farm Bill

FreedomWorks has signed onto the following coalition letter, led by Heritage Action:Dear Representative,

06/10/2013
Capitol Hill Update, 10 June, 2013
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Capitol Hill Update, 10 June, 2013

FreedomWorks Capitol Hill Update, 10-14 June, 2016House & Senate/Schedule: This is week two of a four-week stretch for both chambers.  Congress’ next recess will be for the week of July 4th.

06/10/2013
Farm Bill: Good for Politicians and Lobbyists – Bad for America
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Farm Bill: Good for Politicians and Lobbyists – Bad for America

Democracy and Power 113: Vote Trading“I’ll vote for your legislation, if you’ll vote for mine.” This is never said in public, but occurs constantly. Regularly, our leadership requests legislation, and a politician agrees to the request if our leadership includes his project. Politicians trade votes for their respective benefit, which is seldom for the benefit of most Americans.

06/06/2013
Key Vote YES on Separating Food Stamps from the Farm Bill
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Key Vote YES on Separating Food Stamps from the Farm Bill

Dear FreedomWorks Member,As one of our millions of FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your U.S. Senators and ask them to vote YES on Senator Ron Johnson’s Motion to Recommit on the Farm Bill, S. 954.  This motion would separate food stamps from the rest of the bill.

06/04/2013
FreedomWorks Capitol Hill Update, 3 June, 2013
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FreedomWorks Capitol Hill Update, 3 June, 2013

Capitol Hill Update: June 3rd, 2013

06/04/2013
Shallow Loss: Another Entitlement Program
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Shallow Loss: Another Entitlement Program

If you don’t support the Farm Bill, then you must hate farmers or food stamp recipients, right?  Actually, this is not the case, at all; in reality, if you do not support the Farm Bill, you are one of the Americans who are able to spot a waste of taxpayer money when he or she sees it.  The shallow loss program in this year’s Farm Bill is hardly a better alternative to the previous direct payment plan.  Under the shallow loss program, if farming profits fall below 90% of the previous five year’s average, taxpayers will be responsible for covering the difference.  Currentl

05/31/2013

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