Ted Cruz released this statement on why he voted ‘no’ on the so-called ‘Farm Bill’:
“Agriculture is essential to the Texas economy and to our nation, and I am proud to support our farmers and ranchers as they feed America and the world.
“Unfortunately, this bill is not really a Farm Bill, it’s a Food Stamps bill with some farm provisions. Instead of locking people into an endless cycle of dependence, we should be focused on making it easier for people to stand on their own feet by getting this weak economy booming. That’s the American Dream.
“We should address the true needs of American farmers, but this bill doesn’t do that. Instead, it discards most of the positive reforms in the House bill, and it spends $352 billion more than the last Farm Bill.”
Compromise. Ain’t it grand!