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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 1 year ago

    What gets me is that farmers are very predominately Republican, yet the GOP opposes farm programs.

  2. Mark

    Mark said, about 1 year ago

    Nah, they only oppose the food stamp portion of the problem. You know, the part that goes to THOSE people.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “What gets me is that farmers are very predominately Republican, yet the GOP opposes farm programs.”

    If they’re Republican, they’ll understand why profitable agribusiness need the government subsidies that would otherwise be wasted by independent farmers.

  4. jdlambert

    jdlambert GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We have subsidized agriculture for decades, but the 2014 farm bill begins the elimination of subsidies and replaces them with crop insurance.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 1 year ago

    Truth hurts stop selling children in to slavery Washington.

  6. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 1 year ago

    @CCNJ's say the sky is falling

    While conservatives love to keep people poor.

  7. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Our hardest working farmers are excluded from getting one cent from the new Farm Bill: Those having net profits of more than $900,000 can’t get anything (although the accounting rules allow a smidgen of relief by letting them move some of those profits to the sheltered side of the ledger).


    And the farm bill still allows some of the lazy to get $1.40 per meal, enough for them to feast on caviare, lobster, fillet and champagne and still have lots left over. (Fortunately, the loops the hungry must jump through to get those overly generous benefits have gotten a lot harder to navigate, which is a step in the right direction.)

  8. ODon

    ODon said, about 1 year ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    Want to have an eye opening experience? Dust off your resume, state that you have been unemployed for over six months,and apply for job openings in your area. See how easy it is to get an offer of employment that allows you a living wage.

  9. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    It is not a “Farm Bill” anymore. It is the “Food Stamps and Nutrition Bill.” 79.6% of the farm bill is dedicated to food stamps and nutrition.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/10/the-senate-is-voting-on-a-955-billion-farm-bill-heres-whats-in-it/

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Love the art work.

  11. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    The food stamp program has not ever been cut. Maybe the increase has been slowed, but it’s never been cut. There are more people on food stamps than ever have been. There are as many people on the government dole in this county as the whole population of Australia.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    What slavery are you talking about? It doesn’t match what the comic is showing today at all. Most of the subsidies go to very rich people and corporations including liberal ones too.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    This form of Socialism is bad Socialism. It only helps those who are so rich they don’t need help. The same with the football franhizes.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    Most “conservatives” I know believe that “poor” people are poor by choice because they are averse to the alternative – WORK!
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    Yes a self serving lie they use to support their miserly ways.
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    You do know that most of them are working and had been working when they lost their good jobs through no fault of their own? We are in a silent Depression where only the working poor suffer.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 year ago

    @josefw

    Now if that is true why are food subsidies being cut back then?

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