2013 Farm and Food Stamp Bill - FARRM Act
H.R. 1947 - Roll Call 286
Liberty for All's PositionLiberty For All supports the American farmer. This bill, on the other hand, supports large corporations through direct subsidies. Subsidies are anti-competitive, distort the market, and literally take from the taxpayer to provide handouts to companies that do not deserve nor need them. This bill is yet another example of lobbyists' victory over the American people. Even worse, this specific bill attempts to combine separate policies together, making the legislation confusing and further corrupting the political process for the purpose of providing even more handouts and redistribution. Our nation needs stronger communities, but as every farmer knows, we can't grow them from Washington D.C. Local solutions, local charities, and local people will always be more respectful, efficient, and effective than a far-flung government counterpart.