Friday, May 18, 2018

GOOD Costly Farm Bill Fails in House

The House has failed to pass the farm bill; the legislation was voted down 198-213 with 30 Republicans voting no and no Democrats voting yes.

The bill would have cost taxpayers at least $867 billion over 10 years. Says Cato scholar Chris Edwards, “The essence of the farm bill is a giant log roll. Much of the spending likely does not have majority support in Congress or among the public, so politicians mash together hand-outs to different groups in a broad farm-food omnibus.”

But the scam didn't work this time. No doubt, though, they will be back with even more hand-outs attached to nudge enough votes to get the bill passed.

-Robert Wenzel  

1 comment:

  1. Has more to do with immigration battle than it does with money. The bailouts proved they will keep pushing costly unnecessary crony legislation forward until it passes.