U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-21-2012, 09:13 PM
 
2,878 posts, read 3,927,056 times
Reputation: 3083

Advertisements

Senate passes massive farm bill - CNN.com

Anyone know the "small print" in a concise few paragraphs? Major media outlets are not good at explaining all the "attachments" to bills or all the "unintended consequences".

Thanks!
OD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-21-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
9,200 posts, read 17,058,364 times
Reputation: 12393
I thrilled that the direct subsidies are gone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
31,151 posts, read 50,332,412 times
Reputation: 19856
They 'cut' and 'cut' so much with this new Farm Bill, by adding 73 more amendments onto the bill, we will go from spending $500 Billion on the Farm Bill, to spending $969 Billion.

It is funny how making cuts means that you double the price of something.

I read where the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the 2008 Farm Bill would actually spend $604 Billion. [So the $500 Billion guess seems to have been in error to begin with].

So if legislators say this new one has been cut down to only $969 Billion, does that mean the accountants will find that its actually costs will be more like a Trillion and a third dollars?

Is this how cuts normally work when we are in a Recession - Depression and dying from debt-load?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:16 PM
 
2,878 posts, read 3,927,056 times
Reputation: 3083
Quote:
Originally Posted by forest beekeeper View Post
They 'cut' and 'cut' so much with this new Farm Bill, by adding 73 more amendments onto the bill, we will go from spending $500 Billion on the Farm Bill, to spending $969 Billion.

It is funny how making cuts means that you double the price of something.

I read where the Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the 2008 Farm Bill would actually spend $604 Billion. [So the $500 Billion guess seems to have been in error to begin with].

So if legislators say this new one has been cut down to only $969 Billion, does that mean the accountants will find that its actually costs will be more like a Trillion and a third dollars?

Is this how cuts normally work when we are in a Recession - Depression and dying from debt-load?

Are you surprised though?

Thanks for pointing this out.

OD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
31,151 posts, read 50,332,412 times
Reputation: 19856
Quote:
Originally Posted by ognend View Post
Are you surprised though?

Thanks for pointing this out.

OD
Well, at a time when our nation seems ready to collapse from debt-load. It does seem odd that making so many 'cuts' results in near doubling the cost of a program.



Surprised?

I guess not.

If 'pro' is good, and 'con' is bad; then we have Pro-gress vs. Con-gress.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 04:54 PM
 
833 posts, read 1,494,678 times
Reputation: 764
Why is the farm bill not being cut steep enough ?

Because 80 percent of the farm bill spending goes for nutritional aid"

1 of 6 people now have the govt feeding them $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
31,151 posts, read 50,332,412 times
Reputation: 19856
Today's version of bread-lines is 700+ Billion in food stamps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
11,544 posts, read 26,380,085 times
Reputation: 6286
If the Farm Bill was cut too much we would be buying the majority of our food from Canada.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
31,151 posts, read 50,332,412 times
Reputation: 19856
A quick google told me that in '11 we spent $78 Billion on food stamps to feed 45 Million people [roughly 15% of our nation].

By budgeting $700 Billion means that congress expects the bread lines to soon be feeding 400 Million. Which is greater than the documented population of our nation.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Rural and Small Town Living
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:05 AM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top