A few days ago I blogged about the traditional ‘aggies vs. liberals‘ division on farm bill-related matters. I cited the difference in the farm bill debate between the concerns of the senators from farm states (the aggies) and the concerns of the more liberal general body of the Senate.
Well, it looks like the House is sticking to its dysfunctional ways, but there the contention is between the aggies and conservatives. According to the Boston Globe, “the [Republican] party remains stymied by internal divisions between conservatives and farm-state lawmakers on how to proceed with a broader renewal of farm subsidies and the food stamp program.”
These guys need to get their act together. Now is not the time to hold the American food supply hostage.