tranportation bill. Supreme Court http://tspr.org en Durbin Says New Bills Reflect Budget Realities http://tspr.org/post/durbin-says-new-bills-reflect-budget-realities <p>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois said a new farm bill will have to cost less and return to its primary goal of helping farmers during tough times.<br />&nbsp;<br />He calls the current payment system &rdquo;lopsided.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;<br />Durbin said, &ldquo;The direct payment system is paying many farmers a lot of federal money at a time when prices were very, very high. We&#39;re going to have to change that and farmers know it.&rdquo;<br /><br />He is confident the new bill will save money and still protect farmers.<br /> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:45:24 +0000 James Lenz 10899 at http://tspr.org Durbin Says New Bills Reflect Budget Realities