Rep. Mike “Strengthening Rural America & Our Economy” McIntyre tells us in his July 2012 “Word on Washington” letter that this is the “forefront” of his legislative agenda. McIntyre is a senior member of the U. S. House Agriculture Committee. He thinks the huge new porker bill, deceptively named the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012, will provide “some certainty.” (link)
It’s certain that more than a trillion taxpayers’ dollars will be distributed by government agencies. Nearly 80 percent of these “investments” will go to expand the Food Stamps entitlement, euphemistically referred to as a “nutrition” program. (link)
Rep. McIntyre continues to use the same leftist government-speak to make us think spending this money will improve the economy when it actually sucks money out of it. His code-words say one thing, but mean something else.
For example: the “distinct needs of rural America.” This is simply another interest designation that helps him justify taking money from citizens and spreading it around to some of his voters. Then, there’s: “it is critical that we support rural communities.” Again, “we” is the taxpayers subsidizing those who are increasingly led to government dependency.
Another leftist code phrase used by McIntyre is “move forward.” This means spending more by expanding government programs benefiting some at the expense of many. And, “it is imperative that we continue to make needed investments” is yet another phrase used to justify spending for wasteful, self-serving projects.
Rep. McIntyre says he “will continue to work to ensure that we invest responsibly,” but these words ring hollow when applied to the FAARM bill—another massive transfer to wealth and vote-getting project misleadingly advertised to the public.
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