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Doheny campaign: Owens a hypocrite
October 9, 2012 - Chris Morris
Following up on my previous post, here's the response from Matt Doheny's campaign regarding yesterday's visit from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
"Our current congressman is a hypocrite," Doheny spokesman Jude Seymour said in an email. "Nancy Pelosi and Paul Tonko don't support the House version of the Farm Bill, and yet Bill Owens has recently campaigned with both of them. Matt isn't even in Congress, and he's managed to advocate for family farmers and north country families in conversations with both the Speaker and the Majority Leader. He looks forward to working in a bipartisan fashion to develop sound agriculture policy and give certainty to farmers when he heads to Washington in 12 weeks."
By the way, someone commenting on my previous post said the farm bill "is $1 billion." That is way off the mark. The farm bill will actually cost $969 billion over the next 10 years. But that person was sort of right on one point: A lot of that money goes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps.
When I say a lot, I mean about $768 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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