From Michelle Malkin comes this bit about the passage (or attempted passage) of the new Farm Bill. Can you say BLOAT?!!?
About two-thirds of the bill would pay for nutrition programs such as food stamps; about $40 billion is for farm subsidies; and additional $30 billion would go to farmers to idle their land and to other environmental programs.
We are going to pay farmers $40 billion in subsidies to GROW FOOD
, and then turn around and also pay them $30 billion to NOT GROW FOOD!!!
Food Stamp program will get $10 billion over 10 years as well. But, here is another kicker to this un-american bloat:
Democratic Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the majority leader, said the section in question — which deals with trade and international food aid programs — was never printed. Indeed, the final, 628-page version of the bill jumps straight from "Title II" on conservation programs to "Title IV" on nutrition programs.
INSANITY!! And, I am revolting over both the dims and repubes as both sides voted for this bloated piece of crap. They are giving around $70 BILLION dollars to farmers, increasing Food Stamp program and all the while throwing money to international food programs. This is in addition to the money we already give foreign governments for AIDS, food, stimulus packages, weapons, goods, and subversive actions. No freakin wonder our schools and roads don't have enough money. What could you do with $70 BILLION dollars.
How on earth can these people justify increasing the federal budget when our economy is still not very solid with gas and food prices climbing through the roof and we are fighting a war that they say we can't afford?!?!
Someone please help me here. I don't think you can. I feel like screaming this is so stupid and insane. They then spend their time berating, hammering and accusing oil executives of price gouging consumers by raising the price of gas. Hello!?!? Oil companies are making the least amount of profit per gallon of gas than they have over the last decade or so. Local oil companies do not control the cost of gas, really. That is done on the market.
The senate sits there and accuses these people who work for a living while the senate THEMSELVES refuse to let these companies go drill and explore for more oil!! They accuse them of limiting supplies when it is the Congress that has prevented them from doing so. How can you demand prices decline if you prevent the increase in supply?? They then turn around and DEMAND that OPEC increase production, while refusing to allow our companies to do the same.
How ludicrously insane can one be?!!? Please people. Please think long and hard about this. I know public school systems are not teaching civics, economics, and market analysis but this is just common sense, people.
Do not vote for people who refuse to allow the drilling or mining of our natural resources. They are and will drive our economy in to the dirt. If you do, then DO NOT whine about high gas prices. You voted them in and you asked for it.