Senate-passed bills to cut farm subsidies and food stamps and overhaul the financially teetering Postal Service have been put on hold by House Republican leaders wary of igniting internal party fights or risking voters’ ire three months before the election.
The House is scheduled this week to take up a bill to replace the Obama administration’s offshore drilling plan, and the Senate will ignore it, and some measures to reduce government red tape. What’s not on the schedule are a farm bill important to farmers coping with a drought and a Postal Service bill dealing with politically unpopular but inevitable post office closings and a scaling back of mail delivery.
So our food prices are going to skyrocket because of the drought. We have legislation to help ease that pain, yet John Boehner is worried about his own party instead of the people. This is a man who does not “give a damn” about the welfare of our nation, but rather the welfare of his own party. And there you thought it was called “the people’s House”.