The House and Senate recently passed a Farm Bill, which hadn’t been done since ’08. The operative word here is “comprehensive”, and we all know what that means—over-the-top expensive and a Pork-A-Thon of massive proportions.
Naturally Cheri Bustos (D-NARAL) voted for it, saying, among other things, that it would “provide certainty for the farm sector”.
Both of Illinois’ senators likely voted for it, too—the Dick Durbin, for sure since he’ll vote for anything that allows him to spend other people’s money.
On the other hand and on the other side of the country, both of my Senators voted against it saying “Unfortunately, this bill is not really a Farm bill, it’s a Food Stamp bill with some farm provisions.” Speaking of “unfortunately”, my GOP congressman voted for this abomination saying something about farm/ranch stuff in his district, blahblahblah. Whatever.
Back in Illinois, Eric Reyes agrees with my senators saying “This farm bill is continued corporate welfare and regular welfare without much needed reform to either. Vote Bustos out!” You’ll remember Reyes dropped out of the race for 17thCD, yet he is still engaged and giving ’em hell—and giving ‘er hell.
Speaking of hell, where the hell is Bobby Schilling on this? Maybe he thinks commenting on current events is not his job—fundraising is. Maybe he spends all his time on the phone exhorting The Faithful—and possibly The Unfaithful to open their wallets so he can make up his campaign deficit. Maybe he’s too frightened to take a stand on this issue—and others, planning to win by saying Obamacare! I’m Not A Democrat! Has Reyes taken over the job of Communications Director for Schilling? If so, he seems to be doing a better job than the current occupant.
Back in the day (circa ’09-’10) Schweppe was blasting out at least one press release a day, but now he can’t even fire up to comment on a major issue like the Farm Bill? What gives? I’ve heard an inordinate amount of time is taken up at Schilling HQ with acting out bad episodes of The Office. Could be some adult supervision is needed unless Schilling plans on using the Hare playbook and not firing up for electioneering until September.
That would be a bad move—as The Philster can attest.