Farm Bill Keeps Lawmakers’ Own Crop Insurance Payouts Secret

By Alan Bjerga | February 4, 2014
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  • February 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    sl says:
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    More Secrets – So much for transparency…if lawmakers receive a subsidy it should be public information…

    • February 4, 2014 at 4:04 pm
      Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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      I agree. They work for the public, the funds are public, the distributions should be public as well. I think we might be able to still obtain the subsidy information via the USDA records.

  • February 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm
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    • February 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm
      Agent says:
      Hot debate. What do you think?
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      I wonder how much Reid gets for his Pomegranate farm and Pelosi for her vineyards.

      • February 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        I wonder how much Michele Bachmann gets for her farming efforts.

      • February 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm
        Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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        I wonder how much Lamar Alexander gets (it was around $70,000 in prior years).

    • February 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm
      cynical says:
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      actually, the names I heard as receiving the most subsidy money & getting the big break on crop ins premiums were Republicans – one in Calif, several in midwest states like IA, WI, KS. Their names were not familiar to me (compared to those we hear from/about all the time).

  • February 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    Don't Call Me Shirley says:
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    What do the following people have in common?

    Robert Aderholt, Stephen Fincher, Vicki Hartzler, John Kline, Doug LaMalfa, Frank Lucas, Randy Neugebauer, Kristi Noem, Marlin Stutzman, Mac Thornberry

    a) They are all House Republicans.
    b) They all voted to cut food stamps.
    c) They all receive free governement handouts in the form of farm subsidies.
    d) All of the above.

  • February 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm
    Time for a change says:
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    Seems like we should practice “Gut & Amend” like politicians do. We could start with salary, benefits, retirement, etc. If it’s such a “privledge” to serve on a jury, it should be just as much a “privledge” to serve in any political position.

    • February 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm
      Agent says:
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      What better argument is there for term limits. Politicians are like bananas. They arrive green, turn yellow, then rotten.

  • February 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm
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    WOW…looks like we found a topic we can all agree on!

    Agent, don’t usually agree with anything you say, but that banana analogy was PERFECT! That’s one for me to remember!



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