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The king the farm and hidden treasure

February 11, 2014

DSCF1326.JPGThis morning as I was drinking my tea and looking out at the anemic February sunlight streaming through the trees, I considered how that sunlight mirrored our representatives current actions in Washington. Though still fighting off what I have come to believe is walking pneumonia, my daily companion the radio has aggravated me enough to write this short posting in hopes of expelling the disease from my body and one can even pray….Washington.

I had hoped that it was the fever or a drug induced delusion but a number of times I overheard on various sound bites obama repeating what surely must be his new mantra, “if congress will not work with me then I will just have to act alone”. Meaning of course we can fully expect many more unilateral executive orders. I am wondering why we need a congress at all if he can bypass the Senate and Congress….why not just crown him king.

However Congress and the Senate did end up agreeing with the President on the Farm bill and it was quickly signed into law by obama on Friday the 7th at Michigan State University, where he touted his hard work to get it passed. Standing in front of a tractor, the President said the bill “lifts up our rural communities” and give them “a shot at opportunity” in the future.

Besides the fact that the government printing office will have to work overtime to print the $956 billion the Farm bill will cost taxpayers most of that money is not going to the farmers. 80% of the money will go directly to SNAP the (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) or as I know it food stamps. The ‘Farm Bill’ in fact eliminates direct payments to farmers and creates a new subsidy called ‘crop insurance’. Not having anything against farmers and in these times of droughts, massive rain storms and crop failures I think giving our farmers basically an insurance policy on weather their crops will survive and make it to market is ‘common sense’.

But when 80% of the money for this ‘Farm Bill’
is going to food stamp recipients and to those who run that program
why isn’t it called the ‘Food Stamp Bill’?

….and could someone please enplane to me
why this bill includes an increase in the tax on home heating oil?

Or is this tax just another example of how our representatives
try to hide what they don’t want us to know?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2014 10:03 pm

    A lot of us out here have concluded that this has been a long time in the making. It’s not just the dumbing down of our citizenry, but the massive and successful effort of the powers that be – and not necessarily the American government – to appease, placate, and keep the sheeple comfortable, fed, happy, and preoccupied enough that they haven’t noticed or paid attention to what has gone on around them. The fences have been built while the flocks were grazing and now the gates are being set in place. Soon we will find ourselves corralled in a civilization where we know only our own pastures, and gazing across the fence is met with a view similar to the paddock we find ourselves in. What we’ll never see again is the wide open space that used to be free America…


  2. February 11, 2014 10:47 pm

    There is a world being prepared for us where there will be no deceit. Pray for that alongside the prayers for our leaders.


  3. Del permalink
    February 12, 2014 4:32 am

    And just think.. Slick willy Clinton got impeached for dinking a young intern…… What does it take to impeach this one????


  4. February 12, 2014 11:54 am

    Can you say: “Pork Barrel Politics”..?!?


  5. Jon permalink
    February 16, 2014 5:42 am

    Reminds me of the story of the guy who bought some land in the forest. He soon noticed some wild pigs roaming the area & decided to put out corn to feed them. The pigs soon discovered the corn until one day they showed up to feed & saw a length of fence on one side of the pile of corn. While regarding it with suspicion, they soon decided it was harmless & proceed to feed on the corn. By & by another length of fence went up on another side. While again regarding the second fence with suspicion, well the first side didn’t bother them, so who cares? Soon another side appeared but by this time the pigs weren’t bothered at all & proceeded to the free feeding program. It was only one day when the pigs were all inside that the fourth side was slammed shut, locked, & the slaughter began.
    In this day of cloning animals, not hard to imagine pigs turning into sheep. Baaaaaaaaaa!


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