Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Farm Bill Amendement

     Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas), is a major supporter of super-agri-business.  Senator Chambliss (R-Georgia) joins her in opposing an amendment by Senator Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Dorgan (D-North Dakota).  Senator Grassley points out that 75% of the farm subsidies go to 10% of the companies, the biggest.  I haven't read the text of the amendment.  Senator Conrad (D-ND) seems to support the Grassley amendment. 

     Still, it's nice to have a debate that totally ignores party, and instead depends on corporate interest. 

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