By Shelli Dawdy As the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, the federal government ended November as the 26th month in a row spending more money that it had taken in (by $150.4 billion) and the most recent projections available mean Fiscal Year 2011 could reach a new record $1.5 trillion deficit, topping the 2009 […]
By Shelli Dawdy Earlier this week, the Senate passed a food safety bill that would grant sweeping new powers to the FDA, that would add $1.4 billion in costs to the federal budget, and that stands to hurt small farms. As we noted in our article on the subject, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns voted for […]
I wish I could say that I find the results of Tuesday’s Senate vote on S-510 a surprise, but I don’t. People have expressed shock that so many Republican Senators voted in favor of granting a lot more power to the FDA, spending $1.4 billion we cannot afford, and likely hurting smaller-sized farms. Read full articleFeeling Surprised and Betrayed by GOP Senate Votes on Food Safety Bill?