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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:16 AM

14 Republican Lawmakers who got $7.2 million in farm subsidies voted to cut food stamps.

“Fourteen GOP lawmakers have received a total of $7.2 million in farm subsidies, according to the available data since 2004, but all voted for an amendment that would have decreased the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program according to a report Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) is releasing Monday … Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) has received a total of $3.5 million in farm subsidies, according to numbers tracked by the lobbying firm Environmental Working Group. The company points out that according to his congressional filings, his net worth is between $204,995 and $1.1 million. And 22 percent of the residents of Fincher’s home county receive food stamps.”

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Only one of the 14 members listed in the report, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), voted against the bill when it included SNAP benefits but for it once SNAP was removed.

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) received $1.7 million in farm subsidies and resides in a county in which 11 percent of the population receives SNAP benefits.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/republicans-who-got-farm-subsidies-targeted-94532.html#ixzz2ZmOa0vn3

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Bottom line "they" have no shame ..... overtime pay no way, sticking their noses into women's
health care matters, and now taking away food stamps but taking Fed $s for their farms.

This is not the party of Dwight Eisenhower or Abe Lincoln.

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Reply 14 Republican Lawmakers who got $7.2 million in farm subsidies voted to cut food stamps. (Original post)
Botany Jul 2013 OP
Atman Jul 2013 #1
Botany Jul 2013 #3
Coyotl Jul 2013 #2
Lasher Jul 2013 #4
bemildred Jul 2013 #5
66 dmhlt Jul 2013 #6

Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:20 AM

1. "VOTE Stamps?" interesting slip...

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Response to Atman (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:28 AM

3. sorry ...... no coffee yet

Botany =

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:25 AM

2. Millionaires Receive the Majority of Farm Subsidies

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/02/27/us-farm-subsidies-absurd.aspx



According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG),i between 1995 and 2010:

10 percent of farmers collected 74 percent of all subsidies, amounting to nearly $166 billion over 16 years
62 percent of U.S. farmers did not collect subsidy payments
The bottom 80 percent of recipients averaged just $587 a year

Now, if you look at the leading recipients of commodity subsidies, you'll see the highest earners received payments numbering in the hundreds of millions from 1995-2010 for the top three!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Jul 22, 2013, 09:37 AM

4. They should have recused themselves if they would personally receive subsidies again this year.

If that is the case, then it would be corrupt for them to have participated in those votes at all.

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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 10:03 AM

5. Tell me we are not a corrupt nation. How much worse can it get? nt

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Mon Jul 22, 2013, 10:38 AM

6. A useful site to find ALL Farm Subsidies ...

http://farm.ewg.org/

But the problem is that even if you know the person who owns the farm, quite frequently the farm is given some corporate name - and it's hard to find any facts.

Like Michele Bachmann's farm is listed under her deceased father-in-law's name:
http://www.rippleinstillwater.com/2011/01/michele-bachmanns-family-farm-operating.html

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