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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:19 PM

Senator Baucus calls for urgent House action on farm bill

Source: Reuters

Senator Baucus calls for urgent House action on farm bill
| Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:45pm EST

(Reuters) - An influential Democratic senator on Friday called for the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to vote on a new U.S. farm bill before the end of the year and thus avoid a potential spike in U.S. milk prices and other repercussions.

"Our rural economies will take a big hit if the House fails to pass a farm bill. Make no mistake, the farm bill is a jobs bill," Senator Max Baucus of Montana said during a Senate debate on Friday.

"There is absolutely no excuse for inaction. I call on the House to bring the Senate farm bill up for a vote immediately," said Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

The Senate passed a new five-year farm bill in June, and the House Agriculture Committee followed quickly in July, with its own version.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/us-farm-bill-dairy-idUSBRE8BR0JQ20121228

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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Deep13 Dec 2012 #1
zbdent Dec 2012 #2
Deep13 Dec 2012 #3
DJ13 Dec 2012 #4
Eleanors38 Dec 2012 #5
L0oniX Dec 2012 #6
RickFromMN Dec 2012 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:21 PM

1. You know what will solve this problem?

More guns and tax cuts for the rich.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. what cracks me up is that most of those who will benefit from this bailout

are likely to be the ones screaming about "big gummint" bailing out a bunch of other people ... while trying to take away their guns.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:31 PM

3. very true nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:43 PM

4. I'm confused (no surprise there)

The MSM has been using a potential spike in milk prices to further their fear agenda to push for a (Dem) compromise with the mythical fiscal cliff the last two weeks.

But, the as the 'cliff' approaches, the actual wholesale price of milk on the commodity exchange has been falling the last several days.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. MSM cannot abide Democrats refusing to compromise; why they should KNOW GOPers don't. Ever.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:09 PM

6. Baucus is a corporate traitor.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:03 PM

7. I didn't know about this 1949 dairy law. Why don't they vote to repeal this 1949 dairy law?

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