by Pierce County Herald
November 14, 2012 at 4:02 am in Pierce County Herald
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Tags: Agriculture, Minnesota, Wisconsin 1 Comment »
Any Farm Bill should only be for farmers to insure proper food supply for citizens and that the farmers have access to proper insurance the same as any other business. This bill should not contain legislative garbage such as broadband, energy, housing, etc. which gets thrown into the bill by legislators many times to scratch their campaign donors backs.
Extending the Farm Bill, passing other bills such as House Bill H.R. 273 and H.R. 6416, or passing the Senate Farm Bill with SEC. 12211. DEFINITION OF RURAL AREA FOR PURPOSES OF THE HOUSING ACT OF 1949 will continue the corruption and abuse perpetrated to implement USDA Mutual Self Help Housing programs. What is happening in some areas is the land is being obtained by violating the rights of other citizens who have contracts and prior Vested Property Rights. Innocent citizens who have just purchased new homes are being faced with issues costing their families potentially $100,000+ either to fight legal battles or loss in equity between $100,000 to $150,000 per family regarding the number one most expensive item most citizens invest in their lifetime … a family home.
These include Legally Disabled Families who due to extra loss of equity in their homes may no longer be able to depend on a larger equity to help with future emergency medical bills or potentially be able to do a reverse mortgage to supplement their retirement. These actions are legally, ethically, and morally wrong. This program would not exist if not for citizen’s tax dollars and citizens should not be have their families harmed when implementing government programs.
When a program starts becoming corrupt and abusive harming innocent citizens and families is when it needs to possibly be eliminated. The alternative of NOT grandfathering rural communities will at least help potentially reduce the impact regarding current situations taking place and provide an opportunity to insure better oversight regarding this Federal Program.
The Senate Farm Bill would increase the pool of recipients and increased rural community population requirement to 35,000. This population would be a small City not a true rural community. Changing the Census date to 2020 insures those who already received fair share of benefits over past years and self-sufficient to continue receiving benefits. The purpose of rural programs is to help very small struggling communities grow and become self-sufficient, not to become a Welfare System for self-sufficient communities wanting more. To grandfather does not help us reduce our 16+ Trillion Dollar debt and it certainly does not help stop the financial harm being perpetrated against innocent hard working or other legally disabled families.
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