Conservatives outside Washington oppose the so-called "farm bill" because it is actually a food stamp bill that also happens to funnel billions in subsidies to agriculture interests. Fortunately, another outsider is coming to Washington.
Yesterday, Jason Smith won a special election to replace Rep. Jo Ann Emerson after she resigned earlier this year. Representing Missouri's 8th district, Smith has already expressed his opposition to the "farm bill."
Smith explained the farm bill became a multi-billion dollar vehicle to fund the food stamp program. It's not about farms anymore, he said. Bills like this are the reason people can't stand Washington.