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Brown: Republican House move on farm bill may serve Senate Dems interests
Ohio's Democratic senator opposes a split bill, but thinks it may be the way to reunited subsidies and nutrition

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says a combined farm bill is a must.
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House Republican leaders are planning to split the more than $900 billion farm bill in two, separating farm subsidies from nutrition programs – and passing just the subsidy half.

A combined farm bill has already passed the Senate, where Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown sits on the Agriculture Committee. The Democrat says it is crucial that the two aspects of the bill remain one. But he sees a potential upside to the House move.

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“I’m opposed to final passage that way except if they pass the bill now without food stamps, at least it goes to conference committee and then we’ll put them together and I think that it’s something that we will pass.” 

According to Bloomberg News, House leaders plan to pass the bill before the August recess. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Warrensville Heights says separating the programs would hurt needy families. 

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Why are farmers responsible for nutrition programs/food stamps? Taxes pay for subsidies, and if someone is hurt, shouldn't the taxpayer be deciding how much that person needs help, not the farmer.
This seems akin to going to the grocery store and asking for free food.
It seems the feds want to "reward" more democrat voters, so they steal from wherever possible. They get your vote by promising freebies, but history proves, what is given, can also be taken away, once a deal is made with progressives/social justice liars.

Posted by: progressive senator on July 17, 2013 4:07AM
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