Lawmakers rush to finish farm bill ex...

Lawmakers rush to finish farm bill extension

There are 19 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 28, 2012, titled Lawmakers rush to finish farm bill extension. In it, Reuters reports that:

The U.S. House and Senate agriculture committees are working on a short-term extension to the expired U.S. farm bill, and plan to vote on the extension by Monday, the final day of 2012, lawmakers and aides said.

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Since: May 10

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#1 Dec 29, 2012
It's time for the government to get out of the food business, and deregulate the industry. The free market will best determine what those in the U.S., and the rest of the world, want to eat, and how much to pay for it.

This not only means we don't need a "Farm Bill", we also need to deregulate every other aspect of the business.

No more subsidies, but no more controls either. For proper market action, government needs to get entirely out of the way.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Dec 29, 2012
$8.00 for a gallon of milk? Thank Obama for that one.
Your Ex

United States

#3 Dec 29, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
It's time for the government to get out of the food business, and deregulate the industry. The free market will best determine what those in the U.S., and the rest of the world, want to eat, and how much to pay for it.
This not only means we don't need a "Farm Bill", we also need to deregulate every other aspect of the business.
No more subsidies, but no more controls either. For proper market action, government needs to get entirely out of the way.
Deregulation should work as well for
Food borne illness
As it did for investment banking.
Our Economy's still got the
Shyts.
Your Ex

United States

#4 Dec 29, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
$8.00 for a gallon of milk? Thank Obama for that one.
Not til I'm done thanking him for
Sub-$3 gal gas
($2.91, Grand Jct. CO 12/27/2012)
Thanks Barry!!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#5 Dec 29, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Not til I'm done thanking him for
Sub-$3 gal gas
($2.91, Grand Jct. CO 12/27/2012)
Thanks Barry!!
Yep = that price lasted one hour.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 Dec 29, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep = that price lasted one hour.
and even then it was STILL over $1.00 a gallon more than it was when that useless pos took office!

Since: May 10

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#8 Dec 29, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Deregulation should work as well for
Food borne illness
As it did for investment banking.
Our Economy's still got the
Shyts.
Liberals lie. Investment banking was never "deregulated".

If it were, our economy would be just fine today. Individuals who value their jobs and who are beholden to customers will always make better decisions than bureaucrats who are beholden to nobody.

“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#9 Dec 29, 2012
In fact, The high government payments to farmers aiming at reducing their prices on milk proved to be wrong for the economy. During the last four years Obama spent more than 6 trillion dollars that he did not have and needed to borrow or use printed money of the Bernanke money making from air machine. The money was used by Obama to buy 52% of the American votes mostly Blacks, Hispanics and Asians, that received Obama free checks and became dependent on the government for lifetime while more than 26 million not working and not looking for job with others not paying student loans and mortgages thanks to Obama gifts. Obama need seven new trillion dollars during the next four years to finance his liberal parasite voters including the pension and healthcare free Union teachers and Obama government Unions. The 23 trillion debt means that American economy will never be able to pay the 23 trillion dollars debt to China and other foreign country leading to bankruptcy of America with huge loans at high interest rate that will stop the American economy with no money left in the coffers. Raising taxes on the rich will bring only less than eighty billions which is less than 0.3% of the debt. Therefore the fight of Obama on taxing the rich is irrelevant and will not solve the fiscal cliff that will push American economy to crush and slow down to a full stop. Obama plans to take the savings of the 401K to pay for his free checks to the liberal unions and liberal parasite base which will push America to anarchy and chaos.
Your Ex

United States

#10 Dec 29, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
Liberals lie. Investment banking was never "deregulated".
If it were, our economy would be just fine today. Individuals who value their jobs and who are beholden to customers will always make better decisions than bureaucrats who are beholden to nobody.
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/economic-...

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#11 Dec 29, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
You're full of Benghazi
Your Ex

United States

#12 Dec 29, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>You're full of Benghazi
Yes. Full of respect for the sacrifice of the Foriegn Servicemen who give their lives in the fulfillment of their duty.
(FYI there's been more than 4)
You're full of Bluster & Bullshyt.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#13 Dec 29, 2012
If they need more pigs for the farm, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton aren't doing much these days.
They got their pig training in Benghazi. They were taught by a fictitious angry mob on how to be pigs by watching a youtube trailer with 400 hits.
Just ask Barry Benghazi. If he's not too drunk, he'll tell you all about it.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#14 Dec 29, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Full of respect for the sacrifice of the Foriegn Servicemen who give their lives in the fulfillment of their duty.
(FYI there's been more than 4)
You're full of Bluster & Bullshyt.
You said they were just "Bumps in the road". I heard Barack and you say it. Lying on top of lies only makes you go to hell faster and with the Higgs Boson particle being proved to exist, you better take what I say a lot more seriously.
Your Ex

United States

#15 Dec 29, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>You said they were just "Bumps in the road". I heard Barack and you say it. Lying on top of lies only makes you go to hell faster and with the Higgs Boson particle being proved to exist, you better take what I say a lot more seriously.
Being off your meds won't help with what you
Think
You've heard.
Breath deep.
Sober up.
Turn off the AM.
Talk to your case worker..
We're a little worried about you......

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#16 Dec 29, 2012
Farm Bill sounds better than Free Money Bill.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#17 Dec 29, 2012
I lost it at "Lawmakers Rush"
They are all incompetent. I blame public union teachers. What else can make a whole country like America so stupid and immoral as to vote for Barack Benghazi?

Since: May 10

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#18 Dec 30, 2012
Your Ex wrote:
If you are to believe the writer of the article, then you must also believe his assertion that Bill Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall because Clinton was in the pocket of the "big banks".

That's pretty dangerous ground for a modern liberal.

Regardless, the repeal of one law does not "deregulation" make. There are thousands, upon thousands, of pages of Federal and State law, all in force then and today, that govern the actions of the financial industry.

What actually caused the financial collapse of 2008 was government forcing financial institutions to make loans to people who could not afford to pay them back:

http://www.aei.org/article/economics/financia...
Your Ex

United States

#19 Dec 30, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are to believe the writer of the article, then you must also believe his assertion that Bill Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall because Clinton was in the pocket of the "big banks".
That's pretty dangerous ground for a modern liberal.
Regardless, the repeal of one law does not "deregulation" make. There are thousands, upon thousands, of pages of Federal and State law, all in force then and today, that govern the actions of the financial industry.
What actually caused the financial collapse of 2008 was government forcing financial institutions to make loans to people who could not afford to pay them back:
http://www.aei.org/article/economics/financia...
Oh those poor banks!
"Making mortgages available to people in the community didn't cause the meltdown. By the time Glass Steagall was repealed, Federal Reserve rulings, beginning in the late 1980s, had already eliminated restraints on big banks' ability to engage in both commercial and investment banking activities."
"I made some mistakes, too, though not the ones I've been most widely critized for: aggressively enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act and signing the bill repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, the Depression-era law requiring commercial and investment banking to be done by separate institutions."
~ Bill Clinton
"Repealing Glass Steagall was probably a mistake"
~Newt Gingrich.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/11/08/...
stormy

Clarksburg, WV

#20 Dec 30, 2012
Maybe you should look at all the "RAISES" .....
THAT HAVE been given to our non working leaders.
Then you should be asking again, where is the money
coming from....$6,300 dollars to the honerable and
capable JOE BIDEN....If that doesn't turn your
stomach, you will swallow anything...Ugh,

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