All the usual corporate players are behind passing this mammoth spending bill
November 27, 2013
Obama and crew are pushing for passage of a massive farm bill before both the House and Senate next week. Here is a tweet sent out by the White House today:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 27, 2013
H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act of 2013, recently departed conference and will be acted upon by the House to confirm changes made in the Senate.
All the usual corporate players are behind passing this bill to make sure transnational agribusiness keeps receiving gravy from an increasingly beleaguered American tax payer.
Oxfam International, the NGO that has collaborated with globalist manipulator George Soros and takes money from the Rockefeller Foundation, worked over the summer to drum up political support for the bill.
The propaganda campaign rolled out by Democrats and a complaisant corporate media in favor of the legislation does not mention the expense and burden that will be imposed on average Americans as astronomical expenditures at the federal government level are headed for the stratosphere.
The so-called tea party faction in the House opposed to Obamacare tried unsuccessfully to bring their Democrat and big government Republican colleagues to their fiscal senses, but they were mowed down by the establishment.
Jerome Nathaniel writes for PolicyMic:
As the House and Senate convene to put together the massive legislation, it is important that we demand a Farm Bill that empowers farmers, businesses, and consumers with the means to grow, distribute, and afford nutritious foods in an efficient and affordable agricultural system. In order to ensure that the new Farm Bill fulfills those needs, everyone must let their legislators know that we are counting on them to: (1) Increase mandatory funding levels for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP); (2) think critically about SNAP reform in a way that buttresses its trademark efficiency without taking meals away from those who need it; and (3) reconsider the way crops are insured and subsidized.
It is truly shameful how Democrats are exploiting the food stamp program and a diabolically increasing rate of poverty to push this corporate boondoggle. Like Obamacare, they have yet to see a corporate devised government hand-out they either don’t love or fail miserably to understand.
Big Ag has enjoyed federal largess since the last Great Depression and continues to receive disproportionate subsidies from government to this day.
“While the Big Ag lobby claims to stand up for small farmers, 74 percent of these subsidies went to just 4 percent of agribusinesses, with more than 60 percent of farms not even getting a dime,” Dan Smith, a tax and budget advocate, said when the farm bill went before Congress in June. The legislation was at that time rejected and is now up for a vote again after tweaks in Congress.
The tea party has announced it will oppose the sweeping five year corporate giveaway plan that is being sold as relief to poor folks.
“You are using taxpayer money to subsidize industries that are making record profits,” Dan Holler of Heritage Action told USA Today last month.
“If you are a Republican and you say social welfare programs are wasteful, you are hypocritical if you turn around and give subsidies to corporations,” said the president of Americans for Prosperity, Tim Phillips.
If the tea party Republicans are sincerely interested in rolling back socialist welfare programs, they would move to sweep all corporate influence out of Congress and address what the Federal Reserve and its monetarist and criminal bankster policies have done to the economy.
“By manipulating the money supply and the interest rate, Federal Reserve polices create inflation and thereby erode the value of the currency. Since the Federal Reserve opened its doors one hundred years ago, the dollar has lost over 95 percent of its purchasing power,” writes former Congressman Ron Paul.
“Far from promoting a sound economy for all, the Federal Reserve is the main cause of the boom-and-bust economy, as well as the leading facilitator of big government and crony capitalism.”
If Congress fails again to address these indisputable facts, the situation in America will only get worse – far worse.
Republicans may go back and forth with Democrats on huge funding bills, but like the lopsided debate over Obamacare it is obvious the bankster-controlled statists have the upper hand.