ICYMI: BERNIE TURNS his back on vermont dairy farmer
On February 9, 2018 the US senate voted overwhelmingly, with bi-partisan support, to authorize a continuing resolution to avoid a federal shut down. This bill contained several provisions important to both parties, including key changes to an important agricultural program for dairy which will likely bring more than $5 million in relief to Vermont’s struggling dairy farms this year.
A handful of senators voted against the bill. Among them was Bernie Sanders.
You read that correctly, Senator Sanders ditched Vermont dairy farms in their time of need.
Unbelievably he later declared his “deep concern” for farmers in his recent constituent newsletter and praised the importance of a program he voted against. Most Vermonters don’t have the time to look up Sanders’ record, so it has been quite easy for us to believe these deceptions.