Texas Congressman questions U.S. government spending patterns

Laws, Forrest
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/18/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the views of U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar regarding the federal government's spending policies. Cuellar does not understand why the government is spending lots of money on expensive research programs when it is also planning to cut farm program spending by at least $3.7 billion over the next five years. In 2005, U.S. President George Bush had proposed to reduce agricultural spending by $7 billion. According to Cuellar, the proposal that has been made by Bush is wrong. The government should not be focusing on reducing agriculture spending when there are other areas which deserve reductions.


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