Congress is going to debate the new farm bill soon, and it’s a whopper. The food stamp program, which is wholly unrelated to agriculture, takes up roughly 80% of the $1 trillion bill. Unfortunately, there’s bipartisan support for it. As one example, here’s a recent quote from Republican Senator Thad Cochran: “[Food stamps] should […]
From the New York Times: Democratic senators, at a caucus meeting with White House officials, expressed concerns on Thursday about how the Obama administration was carrying out the health care law they adopted three years ago. Democrats in both houses of Congress said some members of their party were getting nervous that they could pay […]
From The Hill newspaper: Bob Woodward said Wednesday that a “very senior person” at the White House told the veteran journalist and author “you will regret” faulting the Obama administration for the present fight over sequestration.
As reported in the Washington Post, a lobbyist was quoted as saying: "The worst-case scenario for us is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens. And Republicans say: See, that wasn’t so bad.”