House-Passed 'Compromise' Farm Bill to Cost $1.4 Billion a Page
Today's passage of the new "compromise" farm bill by the U.S. House of Representatives has some interesting quirks to it.
If that doesn't garner the attention of taxpayers, there was something else that bothered at least one member of the House today - how settling on cutting $8 billion of waste could be a called "compromise" between a $40 billion House cut and a $4 billion Senate cut.
U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, (R-Georgia) said, "While the House-passed version of this bill eliminated $40 billion in waste, fraud, and abuse in the food stamp program and the Senate-passed version cut $4 billion - only in Washington would the compromise be an $8 billion cut."
This news out of our nation's capital will be hard to avoid the next time you find yourself buying salad fixings at the grocery store.