US president Bush vetoes Farm Bill
US president Bush vetoed the $300 billion Farm Bill, saying that it
is a tax increase when high food prices are high.
Bush's veto may not have much impact as it is likely
to be overridden. It passed the House of Representatives as well as the Senate
with veto-proof majorities.
A White House spokesman said that president
Bush rejected it because it increases federal spending. About 2/3 of the bill
would pay for nutrition programmes such as food stamps and emergency food aid
for the needy.
An additional $40 billion is for farm subsidies while
almost $30 billion would go to farmers to idle their land and to other
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