Get Jill's new lazy vegetarian cooking eBook:
Pay what you can

Order Prints:

Specify size
Name of photo
Your Walgreens (pick up photo here)


La Vida Locavore
 Subscribe in a reader
Follow La Vida Locavore on Twitter - Read La Vida Locavore on Kindle

New Senate Ag Chair Lincoln Gives Us Much to Cry About

by: Jill Richardson

Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 15:41:17 PM PDT


Bookmark and Share
Blanche Lincoln's hardly sat in the Senate Ag Committee's chairwoman seat long enough to warm it up, and she's already up to no good. Congress Daily has a piece up called "Lincoln: No Support For House Climate Bill." And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Note that this was all said in a speech to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Blanche on the climate bill:

In comments after the speech, Lincoln she said does not support the House-passed climate-change bill because it "picks winners and losers" and "places a disproportionate share of the burden" on her home state of Arkansas in particular and rural and poor America in general. Lincoln said she will not support a climate change bill in the Senate if it is similar to the House-passed bill.

Blanche on the estate tax: She calls it an "absolute disadvantage" to farm and ranch families.

Blanch on the Clean Water Act:

Moving to the environment, Lincoln said a provision in the Clean Water Restoration Act passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that covers "the waters of the United States" rather than "navigable" waters needs to be amended so EPA does not interpret it to cover all waters.

"We've seen in the past where the imagination can be stretched," Lincoln said. "We don't need the imagination to be stretched right now."

Blanche on free trade:

Lincoln also addressed trade, arguing that the world market for U.S. farmers "is not free or fair at this juncture." The Bush administration made concessions on agriculture in the Doha round negotiations last year even though other countries had not reciprocated, she said, adding that any further negotiations should start "with a new text." She also urged the Obama administration to push the Colombia and Panama free trade agreements and make it easier to sell U.S. products in Cuba.
Jill Richardson :: New Senate Ag Chair Lincoln Gives Us Much to Cry About
Tags: , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Free trade... (4.00 / 2)
Can we trade Blanche Lincoln to Panama for some coffee or something?  

Now that would be a 'free trade agreement' I could support!


Deal. (4.00 / 2)
One Arkansas Senator in exchange for one pound shade grown organic fair trade coffee beans.

"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

[ Parent ]
Ha! (4.00 / 2)
I think we should be fair, though.  Let's give 'em Baucus, Landrieu and some others as well.  Along with a few players from the House "to be named later"...

:)


[ Parent ]
Collin Peterson nt (4.00 / 2)


"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

[ Parent ]
the estate tax canard again (4.00 / 3)
The Farm Bureau looked hard and couldn't find a single family that ever had to sell the farm or ranch because of the estate tax. The vast majority of individuals are exempt.

"Facts are stupid things..." (4.00 / 1)
Or something like that, heh...

Are Lincoln and her type really that dense, or are they just lying?  I guess I just want to give some politicians much more credit than they deserve, sometimes.  

Then again, I'm not sure which kind of Senator or Rep is worse - an incurious ideologue who never questions their set-in-stone beliefs, or a pathological liar?

American Politics, ladies and gentlemen!

:)


[ Parent ]
Reality has a well-known liberal bias? nt (4.00 / 2)


"I can understand someone from Iowa promoting corn and soy, but we are not feeding the world, we are feeding animals and soft drink companies." - Jim Goodman

[ Parent ]
Reality-biased liberalism (4.00 / 1)
is a terrible thing to waste.

[ Parent ]
Political Activism Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
Menu

Make a New Account

Username:

Password:



Forget your username or password?


Notable Diaries
- The 2007 Ag Census
- Cuba Diaries
- Mexico Diaries
- Bolivia Diaries
- Philippines Diaries
- Kenya Diaries
- My Visit to Growing Power
- My Trip to a Hog Confinement
- Why We Grow So Much Corn and Soy
- How the Chicken Gets to Your Plate

Search




Advanced Search


Blog Roll
Blogs
- Beginning Farmers
- Chews Wise
- City Farmer News
- Civil Eats
- Cooking Up a Story
- Cook For Good
- DailyKos
- Eating Liberally
- Epicurean Ideal
- The Ethicurean
- F is For French Fry
- Farm Aid Blog
- Food Politics
- Food Sleuth Blog
- Foodgirl.ca
- Foodperson.com
- Ghost Town Farm
- Goods from the Woods
- The Green Fork
- Gristmill
- GroundTruth
- Irresistable Fleet of Bicycles
- John Bunting's Dairy Journal
- Liberal Oasis
- Livable Future Blog
- Marler Blog
- My Left Wing
- Not In My Food
- Obama Foodorama
- Organic on the Green
- Rural Enterprise Center
- Take a Bite Out of Climate Change
- Treehugger
- U.S. Food Policy
- Yale Sustainable Food Project

Reference
- Recipe For America
- Eat Well Guide
- Local Harvest
- Sustainable Table
- Farm Bill Primer
- California School Garden Network

Organizations
- The Center for Food Safety
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
- Community Food Security Coalition
- The Cornucopia Institute
- Farm Aid
- Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
- Food and Water Watch
-
National Family Farm Coalition
- Organic Consumers Association
- Rodale Institute
- Slow Food USA
- Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
- Union of Concerned Scientists

Magazines
- Acres USA
- Edible Communities
- Farmers' Markets Today
- Mother Earth News
- Organic Gardening

Book Recommendations
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
- Appetite for Profit
- Closing the Food Gap
- Diet for a Dead Planet
- Diet for a Small Planet
- Food Politics
- Grub
- Holistic Management
- Hope's Edge
- In Defense of Food
- Mad Cow USA
- Mad Sheep
- The Omnivore's Dilemma
- Organic, Inc.
- Recipe for America
- Safe Food
- Seeds of Deception
- Teaming With Microbes
- What To Eat

User Blogs
- Beyond Green
- Bifurcated Carrot
- Born-A-Green
- Cats and Cows
- The Food Groove
- H2Ome: Smart Water Savings
- The Locavore
- Loving Spoonful
- Nourish the Spirit
- Open Air Market Network
- Orange County Progressive
- Peak Soil
- Pink Slip Nation
- Progressive Electorate
- Trees and Flowers and Birds
- Urbana's Market at the Square


Active Users
Currently 0 user(s) logged on.

Powered by: SoapBlox