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Friday, June 21, 2013

Thompson Statement on Farm Bill Vote in the House

Thompson Statement on Farm Bill Vote in the House
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

“Today a majority of the members in the U.S. House demonstrated a failure in leadership by voting down a farm bill proposal that would have strengthened and updated federal agriculture programs and saved taxpayers more than $40 billion. For those who opposed these commonsense reforms, they voted to endorse the status quo of overspending and taxpayer waste which will continue in the absence of a new farm bill.

“The federal government currently operates a costly maze of duplicative and outdated agriculture spending programs that were designed for a previous generation. The proposal put forward today overhauled these programs and offered new tools to keep American agriculture competitive and hold government accountable.

“I’m disappointed with today’s outcome for passage of this farm bill would have been a far better outcome for both farmers and taxpayers. Without these needed reforms, America runs the risk of losing its ability to always have the most affordable, highest quality and safest food supply in the world.”


Anonymous said...

hey GT

you can;t beat Monsanto.

don't you know who runs our government yet?

Anonymous said...

The SNAP program cuts are what killed this bill Mr Thompson.

The cruelty to the working poor, the children, and our seniors was duly noted by MANY members of congress.

And the voters.

Anonymous said...

Correction: You can't beat Monsanto...if you live in the USA.

Anonymous said...

Jackasses can't even pass a Farm Bill you've been working on for over a year because your party has turned to lunatics.

All the waste, the drones the secret laws and courts and datacenters, the endless wars both overseas and against our own citizenry... all the places you can try to cut some slack,

and you lot shoot yourselves in the foot because you don't like poor people and want to take away the food stamp program.

Maybe you can stop piling on your ideological b.s. into every unrelated bill? Think that would be possible for once?

What are your thoughts on your party Glen?
Why should we ever vote for you again?
Hey, where's that jobs bill we got promised in 2010? Remember? "Number 1 priority, first order of business" and all that?

Somewhere a hungry kid already learned everything he needs to know about your party.

Way to go Republicans. You're WINNING (the race to the bottom)

Maybe we should all pray about it?

Maybe they can read the constitution on the floor a few more times?

Oooh, I know, maybe we can have our 59th failed vote to repeal Obamacare?

And while all you (R) continue to try and convince us it's the poor people at the bottom to blame (while those at the top run away with the entire economy) and continue to fund tanks and other b.s. we don't need, I think of:

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

^The last REAL Republican (not that con-man Reagan that gave us this "trickle down" "greed is good" economy)

Anonymous said...

How about cutting out farm subsidies for politicians that pretend to be farmers and rake in a few hundred thousand a year in government subsidies while all the while lamenting about wasteful pork and government spending. Crooked politicians stink. We really need to clean house in the next election. Starting with you Glenn 'ol boy and our not so esteemed Governor before either of you do any more damage to our state.

Anonymous said...

Yea lets put democrats back in power so we all have to go on welfare!!!