Senate OK of Farm Bill Sends It to President Trump Who Is Expected to Sign It

By and Teaganne Finn | December 12, 2018

  • December 13, 2018 at 10:45 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    So falls all criticism by liberals that Trump & Congress don’t care for US farmers. The provisions for work requirements were (again) deleted due to pressure from liberals or moderates. So, we’ll continue subsidizing (food stamps aid …i.e. SNAP) SOME of those who COULD work, but won’t.

    • December 13, 2018 at 11:06 am
      Ron says:
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      I am all for requiring people who are physically and mentally able to earn their welfare and/or SNAP benefits. Question is, how do you separate the able and legitimately disabled? Or do you make it mandatory for all?

      • December 18, 2018 at 12:47 am
        UW says:
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        How are they ever going to find a good job if they have to go and do their weekly slavery to get food stamps?

    • December 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm
      Agent says:
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      Polar, the good news is that Food Stamp usage is much, much lower now that the country is generating so many jobs led by our great President. Usage peaked during the former POTUS administration due to very poor economic policy geared toward giving people free stuff.

      • December 13, 2018 at 3:41 pm
        Ron says:
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        Did you know that food stamp usage decreased each year from 2013 to 2016 by a total of 3,417,000 less families for a savings of $8,244,210,000 over that period of time?

        Just another trend that President Trump has continued.

        • December 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm
          PolarBeaRepeal says:
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          Post the individual year numbers, if you dare.

          • December 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm
            Ron says:
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            2013 – 47,636,000 participants; $79,859,060,000 total cost
            2014 – 46,664,000; $74,060,770,000
            2015 – 45,767,000; $73,946,680,000
            2016 – 44,219,000; $70,914,850,000

            https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-participation-and-cost-data

            Anything else?

          • December 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm
            Ron says:
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            Dare to answer my questions from above?

          • December 13, 2018 at 5:45 pm
            PolarBeaRepeal says:
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            I’ll return after I retrieve the PRIOR year numbers. You censored the important data.

          • December 14, 2018 at 8:22 am
            Ron says:
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            You asked me to provide the numbers based on my post.

            We all know that the numbers were increasing up to 2013. The annual increases actually began 2001.

            https://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap

          • December 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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            Unbelievable how much you pick and choose years and do not note trends in billions, I’ll insert notes here.

            1992 – 20.90
            1993 – 22.00
            1994 – 22.74

            This was level and increasing. I will not allow you to attribute this to Bill Clinton. Then the republican revolution of 1994 happened and 95 was their first year blocking Bill Clinton.

            1995 – 22.52
            1996 – 22.440
            1997 – 19.54
            1998 – 16.890 billion

            Drops 6 billion in 4 years.

            1999 – 15.769 billion
            2000 – 14.98 billion

            Drops another few billion.

            2001 – 15.54 billion 2001 and 2003 considered to be bubble pops, increases happen.
            2002 – 18.25 billion
            2003 – 21.40 billion
            2004 – 24.61 billion
            2005 – 28.56 billion including inflation, not bad.
            2006 – 30.18 billion getting iffy
            2007 – 30.37 billion staying iffy
            2008 – 34.60 billion getting bad
            2009 – 50.35 Obvious reason behind increase.
            2010 – 64.70 Now what you glossed over increases still
            2011 – 71.81 Increases still at record speed
            2012 – 74.61 continues insane increases
            2013 – 79.85 continues insane increases
            2014 – 74.06 finally decreases will come back to this.
            2015 – 73.94 billion
            2016 – 70.91 since the peak, in 2013 (weird considering the recession was supposedly over eh?) 3 years it comes down about 9 billion.
            2017 – 63.60 billion
            2018 – 60.60 In 2 years comes down 10 billion. That is a sharper decline. The GDP goes up by likely 3 percent.

            All these are the starts of good trends for Trump, which were not in place, and the same goes with GDP. We have a year after his plan was passed food stamps are down a good chunk, GDP is up a good chunk, he is doing better than Obama. This is not maintaining an Obama pattern, Obama was still increasing this number until 2013, something you left out, and the number in order to normalize still needs to come down to say 50 billion including inflation since 2006.

  • December 13, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    Agent says:
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    Polar, just think how many fewer Food Stampers we would have had if present economic policy was followed from 2013 onward. Ron’s fake news is abysmal. They were saying unemployment was way down when 95 million were sitting on the sideline and not counted in the numbers. Fake news on jobs and fake news on SNAP.

    • December 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm
      helpingout says:
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      Agent,

      Have you reviewed the report about fake news put out there by multiple Harvard Scholars reviewing fake news in our society? If not please stop laminating those arguments you do not align with as fake news.

      If you have reviewed the study please share your thoughts, and why you continue to push that it comes from the left when they identified it is actually from the right with Fox news and other conservative outlets.

      Can’t wait to hear your opinion on the study!

      • December 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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        Beautiful work. His comment stays a full 4 days, mine gets deleted the day posted, his is still here. Andrew, your bias is clear. If it wasn’t on topic, the Harvard study and fake news, his should have already been gone.

        All you’re doing is making your company completely lose credibility and is making it more extreme by your actions.

        • December 18, 2018 at 9:34 am
          Andrew G. Simpson says:
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          But officer, why did I get a ticket? The driver in front of me was also driving in the wrong lane.

          • December 18, 2018 at 10:41 am
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            Hey, Andrew–

            Thanks for all you do for the IJ and for babysitting all of us on the comment board. I truly hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Wonderful Festivus, and a Happy New Year.

          • December 18, 2018 at 11:28 am
            Andrew G. Simpson says:
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            Thank you and best wishes to you and yours.

          • December 18, 2018 at 1:33 pm
            bob says:
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            Andrew:

            The driver in front of me is still speeding. Why has he not been pulled over?

            Your metaphor is incorrect. Nice try to hide what you’re doing.

            Also, I was on topic to his post, so I wasn’t speeding. If his post is allowed, then my reply is.

            You are acting like I misbehaved. I didn’t. But you did.

            You have a heck of an ego Andrew. Nice try to hide that as well.

            You’re not used to masculine men are you? Don’t like them? Maybe because you are used to using PC aspects against people? Love power but not being moral?

            You might be a tyrant. I know that was probably a bit on the not nice side, but so was your comment against me.

    • December 14, 2018 at 8:18 am
      Ron says:
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      People not in the labor force:

      January 2017 – 94,364,000
      November 2018 – 95,937,000

      https://data.bls.gov/timeseries/lns15000000

      Facts can be a stubborn thing to the ignorant.

      • December 14, 2018 at 8:08 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        The unemployment rate is lowest it has been in over 4 decades, but the numbers you posted SEEM to imply the number of people out of the work force is at a near peak. How can those two facts coexist?

        Divide your data into two segments to answer the conundrum above. First segment is US citizens, and the the second segment is foreign born workers in the study. That is a sufficient clue to explain the seeming rise in the number of workers out of the workforce.

        Your reach for negative news was too hasty; you ran with the numbers without fully understanding the underlying data.

        My post was based on the downturn in the recent two years, on a smoothed basis, BEFORE the uptick you see.

        The FULL dataset of out of workforce numbers will continue to oscillate until the impending recession subsides and Illegal Immigrants leave the US voluntarily or are deported.

        • December 17, 2018 at 8:56 am
          Ron says:
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          Do you know that the unemployment rate only includes those actively seeking employment?

          I was not posting negative news, just proving that Agent was wrong, again, about what he posted.

          I remember every time i would post that the unemployment rate was decreasing during the previous administration, those on the right would point to the LPR and number of people not working. Just wanted to prove that those data points have not improved much under the current administration or even gotten worse.

        • December 18, 2018 at 12:49 am
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          “The unemployment rate is lowest it has been in over 4 decades, but the numbers you posted SEEM to imply the number of people out of the work force is at a near peak. How can those two facts coexist?”

          Stop posting about economics, you aren’t competent. Go get that statistics degree you lied about having, or at least take the first course.

      • December 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm
        bob says:
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        Labor force participation same deal.

        His comment stays a full 4 days, mine gets deleted the day posted, his is still here.

        Simply unbelievable. You said before you can’t get to all comments, well, it is certainly coincidental how often you delete them same day for me, and this scenario is setup.

        This is a joke.

        • December 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm
          Agent says:
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          bob, it is called stifling free speech of Conservatives. Been going on quite a while when something is said that is against the agenda.

          • December 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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            Yes, Agent…it’s ALL a hyuuuuge conspiracy against conservatives, much like the BOTs which one time infiltrated the IJ, and the people who kept changing their IP addresses in order to silence conservative voices!!! You are doing a fine job exposing the liberal hypocrisy that exists in all forms of media outside Fox News! FAKE NEWS!!! NO COLLUSION!!! WITCH HUUUNNNTTTT!!!!

          • December 18, 2018 at 12:47 pm
            Ron says:
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            Agent,

            it amuses me to see you complain about how a private company runs its business. I though you were a free market capitalist.

          • December 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm
            bob says:
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            I haven’t even posted in about a month, but Ron and the liberals are basically throwing their weight around since I left, and they are doing it as per usual like complete fools. I actually was telling myself I wouldn’t reply, because I’m done with Andrew, and I’m done with the left here. However, that’s exactly what liberals want. It’s how they operated with slaves (shut up and deal with it, slave) so it’s not surprising.

          • December 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm
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            ‘Agent,
            it amuses me to see you complain about how a private company runs its business. I though you were a free market capitalist.”

            This is an extremely narcissistic comment.

            Narcissist operate in black and white and do not understand gray. In other words, when you say you are pro business, low regulations, and low taxes, you must be for every action of an entity or group.

            So businesses cannot take unjust actions until you don’t perceive agent as a hypocrite? Or for that matter, until he stops being the extremist you believe he is, you will mock his statements that show balance, as proof of him being a hypocrite?

          • December 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm
            bob says:
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            “Yes, Agent…it’s ALL a hyuuuuge conspiracy against conservatives, ”

            Bias within the media is known, against conservatives. Go to politico, I’ve tested this myself. I posted trash talking comments calling people sinners and saying abortion was wrong and gay people were going to hell on one account and computer.

            Then I posted a comment stating that Bush W passed a different type of stem cell research, Obama didn’t expand funding, he restricted one and shifted it to another. There were no insults. I said it would be best to have both researches passed and see which pans out. Politico banned my work IP address and removed the comment.

            I’ve tested this on ABC, and several others. Banned, but trolls were allowed to talk.

            Liberals own the media and schools. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s true.



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