(Conservative Review) -- Stalin had his five-year plans to socially engineer land use, agriculture, and the economy. We have our five-year farm bills.
It is emphatically the role of the federal government to control immigration enforcement, not agricultural production. Yet rather than spending their waning days in power ending the sanctuary city crisis fueling drugs and gangs, Republicans are passing another nanny-state farm bill that bankrupts the nation, distorts agriculture and land-use markets, creates a monopoly for wealthy interests, and nationalizes our agriculture. While farm bills were always bad, leave it to Republicans to wait to pass the worst version precisely when they control all three branches.
In classic GOP fashion, they took the $900 billion farm and food stamp bill, agreed to 95 percent of the premise of its socialist underpinnings, began negotiations by promising to change five percent, and then, in the spirit of bipartisanship, agreed to make it even worse than it was before. Yesterday, in its haste to forge ahead with jailbreak, the Senate passed the bill less than 24 hours after the final 807-page conference report was published. The House is slated to pass it today. And of course, even though this bill violates Trump’s promises from his budget blueprint earlier this year, the president can’t seem to find his veto pen.
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