5 Ways The Farm Bill Strengthens The Economy (Infographic)

Despite its name, the Farm Bill isn’t just about helping farmers. It’s a jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a research bill, and a conservation bill — and it’s about growing our economy.

Farm Bill Infographic

Source: Whitehouse.gov

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4 comments on “5 Ways The Farm Bill Strengthens The Economy (Infographic)

  1. I was expecting something concrete to read based upon the title of the article. This is from the White House. A dose of reality:
    1) It wasn’t a farm bill nearly as much as it was an expansion of the food stamps program.
    2) Are we to believe that for every 1 $ invested, we get $35 return? If that’s true let’s triple the amount of the bill. Consider the source of the information. More information from the land of make believe.
    3) Agriculture IS the backbone of this country that feeds the world…IMO I’m not sure very many in our current government truly understand that.

    1. This article reads like a list of Talking Points from the White House, which has lost all credibility for the far majority of Americans. Consider what makes up 80 percent of the farm bill: food stamps. Eighty percent! Small wonder that food-stamp enrollment has doubled under this administration. Deliberately encouraging dependency is a far cry from providing temporary help to the truly needy. All this does inflate the power-driven egos of the elite ruling class in Washington who eventually want to control everything. (The world has seen this before: we called it the Soviet Union.)

      Worse, the Agriculture Department has been pushing to get even more people on food stamps. The rationale is that it stimulates states’ economies, and states have been responding. The results, however, are anything but. Our labor-participation rate in this country is at its lowest levels since Jimmy Carter.

      This farm bill is yet another example on a huge scale of un-Constitutional charity from the Federal Government to subsidize corporate welfare, build government largess and grow dependency among the citizenry as the country continues to march toward tyranny. Check out http://www.openthebook.com to see how much “Farm Subsidies” your elected representatives get.

      1. Like the bill or not, James, it takes the two houses of Congress to chew on any bill and pass it. When you declare a law unconstitional, please identify what constitution you think rules federal lawmaking.

        1. Dave, I didn’t declare unconstitutional a “law” as stated. Our forefathers’ Constitution, as it was written, was designed to limit big government overreach and intervention, advocate personal liberty and responsibility, establish states rights, promote the country as a nation of laws, not of men — nor of redistribution of wealth, picking winners and losers in the marketplace, or stifling economic growth through burdensome taxation and regulations.

          Our Constitution’s principle author, James Madison, wrote, “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined [and] will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce.” He went on, “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents…”

          Never before has there been more evidence of outright contempt for our Constitution than under the current liberal hegemony presiding over the executive and legislative branches of our federal government. My reason for bringing all this up here is this: I oppose the farm bill because 80 percent of it involves food stamps, in other words, more redistribution of wealth from the productive sector and encourage even greater dependency upon our ever-inflating government.

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