I have been calling our crackerjack Congress a pack of clowns…..well some other names that I prefer not to repeat…….and the recent farm bill vote is just an illustration of the antics of this circus……
In case you have been online with your bros and missed the voting on said bill….let me help out……the speaker of the House brought a farm bill up for a vote without having a guaranteed vote count and it failed….62 Repubs deserted Boehner and voted against the bill…..it seems they may have grown a conscience before the vote…..the bill in question would have cut SNAP funding drastically….SNAP that is bureaucratic speak for food stamps…….one of my favorite players in this bill was a rep named Fincher and Mr. Fincher has a vested interest in the farm bill……
You see, Representative Fincher happens to be the second largest recipient of farm subsidies in the United States Congress—which might explain why Mr. Fincher would like to decimate the food stamp budget in order to do the Lord’s work when “supporting a proposal to expand crop insurance by $9 billion over the next 10 years.”
While Fincher may only come in second amongst his congressional peers when it comes to pocketing huge sums of taxpayer money, he has the distinction of being one of the largest recipients of subsidies in the history of the great State of Tennessee.
Kinda like insider trading…..he is profiting off his membership of a committee in the House……is it legal? Probably. But it is NOT ethical and this is where the douche bag Issa needs to be looking for his investigations…..
The vote is a blow to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other Republican leaders who for two years have failed to move farm policy forward. The issue has badly divided Republicans.
Immediately after the vote, Republicans were apoplectic at what they characterized as a betrayal by Democratic leaders, who did not deliver the votes they promised. Yep it is the Dems fault because Boehner and the leadership did not have the votes before bringing it up……the farm bill could not pass the House…..what do you think the chances of the immigration bill?
Say what you want about Pelosi, I will probably agree on some of it, but the lady knew her stand and where her votes were……something Boehner and Cantor have yet to learn………the Repubs are looking more and more like the clowns, bad ones at that, that I have been accusing them of being……..
There are 4 of the most beautiful words in the English language that I will use anytime……..“I Told You So”!