By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A long-running tomato trade war that pitted U.S. and Florida growers against Mexican importers may finally come to an end, as the U.S. Commerce Department has announced an agreement to regulate and control prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Democratic-controlled House passed legislation today that combines billions in aid for farmers with money for low-income nutrition programs, defying a veto threat from President Bush over the bill's largesse to crop producers.
"I am pleased the American tomato farmer's concerns have been substantially addressed by this new agreement," Mr. Putnam said, according to the report.
"This is an unprecedented move to use a farm bill as a vehicle to increase taxes," said Rep. Adam Putnam of Florida, the No. 3 Republican. "We could have put the House imprint on the farm bill, and now it is veto bait, and that is a tragedy."