WSJ: Small-Government Group Takes Aim at Farm Bill
Small-Government Group Takes Aim at Farm Bill
By Patrick O’Connor
The small-government advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is tapping its grassroots army to scuttle a sweeping farm bill ahead of next week’s House vote, in the latest showdown between GOP leaders and conservative activists.
The group is using email, social media and targeted phone calls to ask a segment of its 2.3 million members to apply pressure on their local members of Congress to oppose the nearly $1 trillion bill. AFP is targeting members in 15 House districts, including House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).
Americans for Prosperity joins other influential conservative groups in driving resistance to the latest extension of federal funding for food stamps and the programs that dictate federal support for farmers. Conservatives oppose the legislation because they think it spends too much on food stamps and because they object to some of the farm subsidies…CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING AT WSJ.COM.