Posted on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Taxpayer-subsidized crop insurance for tobacco production would be eliminated under a farm-bill amendment introduced Monday by U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and John McCain. The senators say their amendment would save $333 million over the next decade, and direct all savings to be used to reduce the federal budget deficit. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has indicated the amendment will get a vote.
“It’s time for the American taxpayer to get out of the business of subsidizing tobacco—once and for all,” Feinstein, D-Calif., said in a news release. “Tobacco costs our economy $200 billion in health care costs and lost productivity each year. In this challenging budget environment, we simply can’t afford to spend hundreds of millions of dollar to incentivize farmers to grow this crop.”
FOOD OR TOBACCO Or Tax payers buying WEED Paid for by taxpayers:
Two Kentucky Democrats who have demanded that tobacco farmers not be punished by any tobacco settlement, Sen. Wendell Ford and Rep. Scotty Baesler also traveled with the president.
Stop saying Black People don’t pay Ask Phillip Morris about their BLACK AND MILD Recipients of Tobacco Subsidies from farms in Duplin County, North Carolina totaled $20,393,000 in from 1995-2012.
Tobacco Subsidies in North Carolina totaled $614 million from 1995-2012.
Black and Milds
Tobacco Subsidies in the United States totaled $1.5 billion from 1995-2012. This Over Food Stamps to Children Who go to school hungry.
African Americans are more likely to develop cancer than any other racial or ethnic group, and are 50% more likely than white men to develop lung cancer.10 Cigarette smoking is a major cause of cancer.10 African-American infants are 4 times more likely to die of complications related to low birth weight than white babies, and have the second highest rate of SIDS.11 Smoking during pregnancy increases both these risks.12
The senators say their amendment would save $333 million over the next decade, and direct all savings to be used to reduce the federal budget deficit. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has indicated the amendment will get a vote.
Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Lincoln County, Oklahoma totaled $4,462,000 in from 1995-2012:
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