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An Open Letter to Congress: Taxpayers Oppose Title III of the Farm Bill
June 2, 2008
Dear Member of Congress:
On behalf of the millions of taxpayers represented by our respective organizations, we write in opposition to Title III of the Farm Bill. The clerical errors that resulted in Title III being left out of the Farm Bill language vetoed by the President present a second chance for Members to demonstrate a small semblance of fiscal responsibility. We ask you to vote against Title III should it come to the floor for consideration.
While many of the undersigned organizations opposed the Farm Bill in its entirety because it failed to reform wasteful crop subsidies and doled out taxpayer dollars to special interests, we believe that Title III is worthy of rejection on its own. Here are just some of the section's objectionable spending and trade provisions:
Members of Congress who value taxpayer rights have few reasons to support these provisions. Please take a stand for the people who pay the government's bills and work to defeat Title III of the Farm Bill.
Signed after June 2, 2008