Thursday, June 26, 2008

Obama feeds government pork

Obama voted to over ride the President Bush's veto of the farm bill. Know that most of it benefits rich farmers!!!

I guess that is what some one who has convinced so many fools that he is for change will do.

From Minyanville.

President Bush vetoed the 2008 Farm Bill, as promised, but Congress overrode it.

Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said, “At a time of record farm income, Congress decided to further increase farm subsidy rates, qualify more people for taxpayer support and move programs toward more government control.”

Though President Franklin D. Roosevelt first created farm subsidies to aid family farmers struggling through the Great Depression, the group Citizens Against Government Waste estimates that 60% of the subsidies in this year's Farm Bill will go to the wealthiest 10% of recipients - even as small family farmers still struggle today.

A few notable farmers just barely surviving with help from the government:

  • David Letterman, of CBS (CBS) Late Night fame.
  • Scottie Pippen.
  • Ted Turner, founder of CNN (TMX).
  • Sam Donaldson, ABC (DIS) news anchor.
  • Ken Lay (no longer receiving subsidies, obviously).

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