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The Farm Bill Should Have Been More Conservative

GOP Rep. Gaetz was one of the few conservatives who felt bold enough to vote against the recent “farm bill” that failed in Congress over the past few days. Gaetz recently gave an interview that brought light to the contentious aspects of the bill.

As it stands, the Farm Bill moves against the conservative values of small government in a big way. Any advantages that the farm bill would have given are immediately taken back, swallowed up into big government programs that eat budgets like chocolate ice cream. The bill currently spends a great deal of money on unproven programs that would only waste more money from the American taxpayer.

Gaetz was asked about his fear of alienating conservatives who do not have the courage to stand up for small government. The interviewers may have even tried to hold the idea of a government shutdown over his head – as if small government conservatives are afraid of slowing down a hugely inefficient government for a few weeks.

Gaetz also correctly noted that many initiatives moving through the Congress at this point actually encouraged people to remain on the government dole for generations at a time. There is no farm bill, current or previous, that would bring to bear any positive results if we create more food only to give it to people who are not productive.

As conservatives, we need the ability to create a holistic ideal within government that does not immediately take back benefits with the left hand that it gives with the right.

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