Even America’s Food Aid Program Has Been Hijacked By Special Interests

IT IS the sad fate of American overseas food aid to occupy a policy “sweet spot”, says Chris Barratt, an expert in the subject at Cornell University.

Its budget, the largest of any country’s, is big enough to attract rapacious special interests, but still sufficiently small and complex that its scandalous inefficiencies rarely make headlines.

Urgent: Big Ag group trying to ban raw milk sales in South Carolina

Ethan A. Huff Natural News Jan 25, 2013

It has come to our attention that the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), a national non-governmental organization that claims to represent the interests of American farmers, is right now attempting to covertly eliminate the freedom of South Carolina farmers to sell raw milk at the retail level. One of

Obama formally drops ‘Christmas Tree Tax’

From Politico:

Document of the day: The Federal Register Thursday carries a notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture formally withdrawing the proposed 15-cent federal surcharge on fresh Christmas trees.

Just last week, critics pounced on the fee, labeling it as a ‘Christmas tree tax.’ In pre-election, rapid-response mode, the Obama administration did a same-news-cycle about-face on the

Bird causes economic development woes in Okla


The potential listing of the lesser prairie chicken as an endangered species could cause major economic problems for an area of Oklahoma already hit hard by an ongoing drought and dwindling population, business and industry leaders said Thursday.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s office hosted Dan Ashe, the newly confirmed director of the U.S. Fish

Many of the Tea Party Patriots are busy collecing farmer welfare–like Congressman Gospel Singer from Frog Fuck, TN and the little bitch from MO who can only say “Show Me the Money and Don’t Pick on Me.”

Since it’s a matter of public record and they’ve admitted to taking the money, they can’t run and hide from it or claim “partisan” reporting.

The rest are busy sucking Koch for the Brothers who bankrolled their victory.…

While the majority of American farmers receive no government money at all, at least 23

Michelle Bachmann received more than $1-million in tax-free revenue from the Government for taking in 23 foster children at $900/month per child

Bachmann’s financial disclosure forms indicate that her personal stake in the family farm is worth up to $250,000. They also show that she has been earning income from the farm business, and that the income grew in just a few years from $2,000 to as much as $50,000 for 2008. This has provided her with

Tea Party Hypocrisy? Some Lawmakers With Tea Party Ties Are on the Government Dole

The Tea Party swept into the 112th Congress with promises of cutting government spending. But according to a report out today, at least five lawmakers with Tea Party connections have been longtime recipients of federal agricultural subsidies.

“There’s nothing too surprising about hypocrisy in Washington,” Ken Cook, president of Environmental Working Group, told ABC News.

How MANY will be made to die in this PLANNED FAILURE/GREAT DEPRESSION NO. 2?

by V.D

A scholar and investigator from Russia used available census data from that first economic collapse and concluded Great Depression senselessly caused the unnecessary deaths of 7 million Americans. Included are these fascinating, heart-wrenching and damning excerpts:

“Famine killed 7 million people in USA“

“The material presented in the article apparently made Wikipedia’s moderators

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