posted on Feb, 7 2014 @ 09:14 AM
The thing I find most frustrating is their Democratic supporters. Rachel Maddow may be the only person in America with a loud voice even bothering
with talking about them and even such, she doesn't bother to mention how their nonsense gets through the Democrat controlled Senate, doesn't call
out their Democrat enablers. But enough about her, let's look at the "Farm Bill" set to be signed by Obama today.
8 Billion in cuts to food stamps while securing subsidies to Koch Industries and other corporate pigs that don't need it, lobbied for by Georgia
Pacific (owned by Koch).
The Farm Bill continues with 881 Million in mandatory
spending per year on biomass subsidies, biomass which has been promoted as clean energy
is not clean at all and may turn out worse for the climate than coal. This is a subsidy that directly benefits Georgia Pacific.
• Biomass Subsidies: The Farm Bill preserves $881 million in mandatory spending for biomass energy, a program that Koch Industries’ timber
subsidiary Georgia-Pacific has used to to extract government subsidies. Georgia-Pacific applied and qualified for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
for its facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Oregon and Florida. Lobbying reports from Koch Industries show that the company has
pressured Congress on the Farm Bill, specifically on the BCAP program. Records also show that Koch Industries executive Deborah Baker asked Department
of Agriculture officials to expand BCAP forestry eligibility.
The Bill also ensures that farm and industrial farm runoff is exempt from regulation by the EPA under the Clean Water Act. To me that is outrageous
and unacceptable. The entire world is facing a crisis of antibiotic immunity and it's just perfectly okay somehow to allow more into the waterways,
not to mention the pesticide runoff as well as the blood, bone etc all the waste from industrial slaughter, right into our lakes and rivers... f'ing
gross. Meanwhile a small business person so much as spits near a river and they get slapped with a fine.
New Clean Water Act Exemption: The Farm Bill enacts a measure that ensures runoff of pesticides and other chemicals from forestry sites may not be
regulated under the Clean Water Act as industrial pollution. The Farm Bill includes an amendment that would define the “EPA’s treatment of
forestry operations as non-point sources of pollution under the Clean Water Act.” A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored the forestry
amendment, which Wild Oregon warns will overturn “a recent court ruling that found that pollution originating from active logging roads be treated
similarly to other industrial activities.” The group says the amendment poses “a serious risk not just to the [Nestucca River], but to countless
other rivers and streams in Oregon that have been damaged by poor logging and road building practices.” Koch Industries’ Georgia-Pacific signed on
with other companies in lobbying for this amendment to the Farm Bill
Anti-poverty activists say the deep cuts in the food stamp program will amount to a $90 monthly reduction for many families.
Let's go over again the food stamp demographics... Children, Seniors, Veterans... make up the bulk of food stamp recipients. Way to go Dems, may as
well change the letter after your name to (R).