Democrats, Republicans Tentatively Agree on Farm Bill with Crop Insurance

By , and Teaganne Finn | November 30, 2018

  • November 30, 2018 at 8:52 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    The authors are remiss in saying that Conservatives and Trump are the only ones calling for ‘work requirements’ in the new farm bill. They knowingly omitted ‘taxpayers’ who have been bearing the burden for decades.

    • November 30, 2018 at 10:51 am
      Ron says:
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      As Agent likes to point out, we are NOT a Democracy. Therefore, the taxpayers (people) have no voice in legislation, only in selecting their representatives. That is why that was omitted.

      • November 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        No Democracy, but re-election of politicians in office depends on them following their campaign promises or party principles.

        • November 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm
          Captain Planet says:
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          Or, in the case of The House – the lack of re-election. Holy turnover, Batman!

        • December 3, 2018 at 10:03 am
          Ron says:
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          PolarBeaRepeal,

          If that were true, why is there such a high re-election rate by both sides?

          • December 4, 2018 at 7:01 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            THOSE who were re-elected DID as they promised. But some bills failed due to those votes by those who were not re-elected. Do you understand the math of a Chamber of Congress in voting on bills?

          • December 4, 2018 at 7:02 am
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            should be ‘split Chamber of Congress’, as in two political parties with nearly equal numbers from each party comprising the Congress.

          • December 4, 2018 at 8:51 am
            Ron says:
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            Then politicians need to stop making promises they can’t keep.

            If they promised to support something or try something, that would be fine. But most say they are going to make it happen. If it doesn’t happen, regardless of why, it is a broken promise, period.

  • December 1, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    PERCENT says:
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    of the farm bill is about 70% for family food benefits. The direct/indirect crop insurance subsidies, although still heavily tilted towards row crops but with some newer crops covered, is not most of the budget.



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