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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ding Dong, the Farm Bill is DEAD!!!

Too many Teabirther amendments have sunk the federal once-every-five-years Farm BillGood.  It had turned into a Christmas tree for every tea-drooling inbred puke to tack on every imaginable amendment.

Most importantly, the Steve King Amendment is dead.  Unfortunately the author of this amendment is still alive, but the Steve King Karma Watch continues.

As you may know — not that the mainstream “media” has ever bothered to mention it — the Steve King Amendment would have overturned dozens of state laws mandating humane treatment for farm animals, and hundreds of local ordinances prohibiting dog fighting and cockfighting.

The linked article doesn’t mention the Steve King Amendment; neither does any other article that I found.  Most of the media coverage was devoted to the teatard amendment to take away food stamps from those lowly riffraff who only work two jobs instead of three or four.

A lot of Democrats voted against the Farm Bill, and so did a lot of rightwing Republicans.  The Club for Growth and Heritage Action campaigned against it because of the overall expense of the bill.  Works for me.  A broken clock is still right twice a day.

Steve King was unavailable for comment, probably because he had just finished sucking off a room full of factory farm lobbyists, and talking would have been a little, uhh, awkward.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Legalizing Cockfighting and Dogfighting so important to King? There is a reason Michael Vick went to Jail!

Which Farm Bill is this, if this is the total distortion of the Well Meaning FDR bill which went to help Family Farmers that got turned into Welfare for the Corporate Farmers. I'm against it!

Surprised though that any Republican would vote against Corporate Welfare.


June 20, 2013 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Nice Steve King imagery there at the end.

Also nice to see some of that rare bipartisanship at work.

June 20, 2013 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

If you listen to the republicans today it is all the dems fault for not being able to govern and Nancy Pelosi is to blame personally. Um, hello, aren't you guys the ones in the majority. You shouldn't need those damn democrats to pass something through the house.

June 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

This is one of those things that really tick me off, this whole idea of attaching "riders" to legislation. These kinds of shenanigans are the reason we all think that polititians are the underhanded crooks they are.

June 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. C

I once read that Congress made it illegal years ago to attach riders to bills that have noting to do with them, like a local highway bill to a major crime bill. However if that is so, Congress never put a penalty on it so they do it with impunity.

For Example Congress by their own law has to pass a balanced budget, I read that over 30 years ago.

It still makes me wonder if an ordinary citizen can sue Congress in court for breaking their own laws?

Never seen it done.


June 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I don't know many details about the farm bill, except that it was loaded with amendments and giveaways to Big Ag. I'm glad to have it dead; I don't think small farms get much help from the government anyway.

Jim: You're right, it's refreshing to see the Right and Left agreeing on something.

Jess: This bill's defeat is supposed to be a huge diss to Boehner and his "leadership" ability. And that's fine with me.

Mr. C: I agree. We should either ban all amendments and riders, and/or give the president the same line item veto that most governors have.

Erik: I never knew about that rule. It's a nice idea, but it isn't doing much good if nobody enforces it.

June 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Small farms get help destroying their own farm so the Monsantos can move in. Let's try being a little bit more accurate next time, sir.

June 22, 2013 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Randal: Oh, you mean those small farmers who use voodoo methods to get Monsanto seeds to blow over from a neighbor's farm into their own crop fields? They were asking for it. The government is just protecting Monsanto's property rights.

June 22, 2013 at 11:27 AM  

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