The House GOP seems perfectly fine with massive government spending for huge, very profitable businesses, including spending which harms US jobs -- that's part of what they voted for in the farm bill passed a few days ago:
What they didn't vote for was money to help the people whose jobs they keep threatening -- the spending for food stamps got dropped from the bill, so it passed.The legislation continued the nearly indefensible sugar protectionism program, which risks taxpayer money and drives up domestic sugar prices (killing U.S. jobs in the soft drink and candy industry). The bill also expanded the federal crop insurance program, which subsidizes banks and farmers and sticks taxpayers with the risk.
What is it with the GOP, handing taxpayer money to giant corporations, threatening American jobs, but refusing to help people out of work because of their policies?
The real tragedy here is that the original farm bill, back in the day, was meant to help people -- farmers who lived on the land and worked hard -- while today's GOP is working to harm people and protect profits.
If they cared about America, they'd pass a farm bill that restricted subsidies to those the law was originally meant to help: those family farmers who live on the land and farm it.