House-Passed 'Compromise' Farm Bill to Cost $1.4 Billion a Page

Timothy Hill
By Timothy Hill | January 29, 2014 | 5:54 PM EST

Today's passage of the new "compromise" farm bill by the U.S. House of Representatives has some interesting quirks to it.

The bill will cost nearly a trillion dollars over ten years. But, considering the bill itself is 702 pages long, the bill will cost about $1.4 billion per page.

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.