Urgent Update: Conservatives Unite Against House Farm Bill Shenanigans!
Time for Strong Spine Conservative House Members to Say NO!
While many realize the bill would repeal the 1938 and 1949 permanent farm law, few realize it would also create new permanent law – the commodities title in H.R.2642 would become permanent. As a result, lawmakers would not have a built in check, in the form of a reauthorization, in the years ahead.
Instead, market-distorting programs would continue indefinitely, like the government-imposed tariffs on sugar imports and quotas on domestic sugar production, which cause Americans to pay two to four times higher prices for sugar than consumers in other countries.
The new, untested and expensive crop insurance provisions would become permanent undermining the effectiveness of the Foxx Amendment, which would have capped the costs of these new programs at 110 percent of the Congressional Budget Office’s estimates until the year 2020.
Additional Links: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/07/10/the-indefensible-farm-bill-the-house-may-be-back-at-it-again/