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The Senate Farm Bill should NOT be passed with this section still added: SEC. 12211. DEFINITION OF RURAL AREA FOR PURPOSES OF THE HOUSING ACT OF 1949 would increase the pool of recipients and also increased rural community population requirement to 35,000. This population level would be a small City not a true rural community. Also, changing the Census date to 2020 insures those who have already received fair share of benefits over past years and now self-sufficient to continue receiving such benefits. That is the purpose of rural programs to help very small struggling communities grow and become self-sufficient, not to become a Welfare System for self-sufficient communities who have already received past benefits wanting more.
This section in the Senate Farm Bill and also appearing in other bills such as House Bill H.R. 273 is a potential GOVERNMENT SCAM. What our government has been doing since after 1990 is “grandfathering” communities who are no longer Rural and allowing them to continue to stick their fingers in the rural money pie, which in turn means less money for those in desperate need who may not have running water or proper sanitation services. This is ABUSE of all our TAX DOLLARS for the last 20+ years. This contributes to major problems in our country such as noted in this article:
This website will automatically send letter(s) to your Congressman or Senators regarding legislation you are either for or against: https://www.popvox.com
This link will go to Senate Farm Bill: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/s3240
This link will go to H.R.273: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr273
Please become pro-active and include a link to the above article and inform Senators or Congressmen you want the Rural money to help the true rural communities and not continue to line pockets of communities who are no longer supposed to be defined as rural. Also, there have been property right violations regarding a USDA program; therefore, why would our government officials want to add more communities to this entity without first fixing to prevent future Property Right violations against our citizens.
You can also respond the same to the Committee on Financial Services (committee who will be conducting hearings on H.R. 273) at these links:
It does not matter if you are Democrat, Republican, etc. what matters is We the People need to start banning together ourselves and stop Government Abuse and the scams harming the citizens.
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