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Almost Two Dozen Congressmen Receive Farm Subsidies

Well I would like to hear more about this, why isn't this part of our debt reduction. This is alot of money and how are they able to be impartial ?

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The Environmental Working Group has determined that at least 23 representatives and senators or their family members applied for farm subsidy payments between 1995 and 2009. Seventeen of the named recipients were Republicans and six were Democrats. In total, the GOP took in more than $5.3 million, compared to only $489,856 for Democrats.

The biggest beneficiaries of farm subsidies in the current Congress have been:

∑ Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tennessee) $3,368,843

∑ Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Missouri) $469,292

∑ Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) $443,748

∑ Sen. John Tester (D-Montana) $442,303


∑ Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) $330,046


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/...-farm-subsidies

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Whether itís $30 billion, $60 billion or $100 billion, slashing the federal budget means cutting back on a lot of programs. But farm subsidies are not facing the axe, and having nearly two dozen lawmakers receiving such financial support may have something to do with it.



http://www.ewg.org/agmag/2011/03/fa...112th-congress/

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Well before Stephen Fincher went to congress he was actually a full time farmer...soooo yea...but with all Monies farmers are getting from the scam known as Ethenol....if ur a corn farmer u should need no subsidies but in 10 yrs if this budget is not fixed every bit of the federal income will go to pay unfunded mandates....Not Defense....not subsidies nothing but the big 3 Medicare,Medicade,and Social Security....So without taxing Americans at 90+% of there income how do we fix this?

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In 2015, the federal government is projected to spend almost $4.2 trillion. Taxes and other fees collected will total nearly $3.6 trillion, leaving a budget deficit of $607 billion. [1]

Here are five budget-balancing ideas proposed by the CBO and a bipartisan committee:

- Raise Social Security payroll cap to $270,000. Saves $66.5 billion. [2]

- Enact carbon tax or cap-and-trade. Saves $99.9 billion. [2]

- Limit tax benefit of itemized deductions to 15%. Saves $141 billion. [2]

- Allow 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire. Saves $276 billion. [3]

- Reduce Iraq and Afghanistan troop levels from 215,000 to 45,000 by 2015. Saves $113 billion. [3]

Total savings: $696.4 billion, for a surplus of $89.4 billion.

Easy, isn't it? And we don't need those miserly, social-safety-net-crippling ideas of the tea party reactionaries.

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Taxing Carbon.....that is an absolute JOB killer.....Taxing Air....Great Idea (sarcasm)

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