Bipartisan Farm Bill Heads to the President's Desk

[Background: Republicans Think People Aren't Entitled to Food.]

The US Senate has passed the long-delayed farm bill:
The Senate voted with strong bipartisan support to send a nearly $1 trillion farm bill to the White House for President Barack Obama's signature.

The Senate voted 68-32 to approve the five-year agricultural and food bill, following the Republican House's vote in favor of the legislation last week.

Obama said of the compromise: "As with any compromise, the Farm Bill isn't perfect - but on the whole, it will make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America's food, but for our nation."
Ha ha except for the people in those rural communities who may rely on food stamps, of course, since the final legislation cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $8 billion (= 32 Romneys). Oh well! Let them eat bootstraps.

"The White House has said that Obama intended to sign the farm bill if it reached his desk." Welp.

Mind you, it wouldn't matter if the President vetoed the legislation. Republicans simply will not agree to pass the much-needed farm bill without steep cuts to SNAP. Because Republicans think people aren't entitled to food.

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