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$500M appropriated for dubious programs under 1 yr Extension of Agricultural Programs

Hey Mods. Just like we need a "Police State" Forum option to put our posts in...we also now need a "Waste, Fraud, and Abuse" option. :)

I actually read the entire 158 page bill last night. One thing that would be nice if they would write bills that were easy to read and included source documents to which they refer, but of course...thats part of the scam. Anywy, I found these programs highly questionable especially considering that they just can't ever seem to find ANY PLACE to cut spending! Keeping programs like the ones listed below indicate TO ME, that they are used as slush funds. I swear even the Mafia gives its "customers" a break at Christmas. Even the Mexican gang MI3 stops stealing from it's enemies occasionally...but not the 535 members of the gang in washingtion in which a whopping 12% have the approved consent of the governed...nope...they would sooner let children starve and let old people go without heat than to cut into their pet programs...err slush funds. How in the HELL John Boehner can get all emotional when he talks about America while he is raping and pillaging her day after day I will never know. Here are the programs I pulled from the bill. The entire bill in .pdf format is available at the link below.

Dubious Programs (IMHO) (This does not include food stamps themselves...just "other" stuff the SNAP program apparently can't do without)

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.— EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM.—For fiscal year 2013, the amount shall be $79,000,000’’.

NUTRITION EDUCATION — for fiscal year 2013, $285,000,000;

RESEARCH PROGRAMS — ORGANIC AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION INITIATIVE.— FISCAL YEAR 2013.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

SPECIALTY CROP RESEARCH INITIATIVE.
FISCAL YEAR 2013.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.— FISCAL YEAR 2013.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.’’.

BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM.— There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.’’.

BIOMASS CROP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

FARMERS MARKET PROMOTION PROGRAM.—There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $10,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

NATIONAL CLEAN PLANT NETWORK.— There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out the Program $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

NATIONAL ORGANIC CERTIFICATION - There is authorized to be appropriated $22,000,000 for fiscal year 2013, to remain available until expended.’’.

ORGANIC PRODUCTION AND MARKET DATA INITIATIVES - There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.

OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS OR RANCHERS.— There is authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for fiscal year 2013.

Link to entire Bill

http://go213mph.wordpress.com/documents-page/fiscal-cliff-bill/