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"The very wealthiest of farmers are those most able to cover more of their own risk, yet we subsidize them at the same rate as we do the middle income and lower income farmers. This amendment is a reasonable reform to an unbalanced subsidy and gives us an avenue for tackling the debt by allowing us to save a billion dollars and not put anyone at risk. We are encouraged our colleagues were able to reach across the aisle today and agree on this straightforward amendment," said Durbin and Coburn.
Text of amendment #2439, here. Background on the amendment, here. http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=611b5b58-e749-4639-a83e-edca8756eada
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