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  •  Farm subsidies are small potatoes. (1+ / 0-)
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    Most of the money in the Farm Bill goes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Some goes to worthwhile conservation programs. The Senate farm bill that was blocked in the House in cut some of the most egregious subsidies.

    The other things on your list are much bigger potential sources of spending cuts, especially defense.

    •  understood (0+ / 0-)

      general statement but get it.

      avg farm income is over 11k annually than rest of avg income BEFORE subsidies.

      I am against cutting food stamps and conservation cuts (and likely some other programs) but $30 billion is $30 billion and with other cuts, adds up.

      Not my call, just suggesting that there are spending cuts beyond thinking about any changes to earned benefits IMHO.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:21:04 AM PST

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