By Mike Barnett
Throw the rascals out.
The words weren’t spoken, but the intent was obvious in the speech delivered by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Bob Stallman at the opening session of the AFBF annual meeting in San Antonio.
Stallman said Congress is falling down in addressing our nation’s and agriculture’s needs including failure to pass a much-delayed and much-needed farm bill and agricultural labor reform.
“I don’t know what you do when an employee doesn’t get the job done…but I can make a pretty good guess,” Stallman said.
He expressed confidence that farmers and ranchers will spur their representatives to take action and to thank them when they do…”and replace them when they don’t .”
“Democracy’s a device that ensures that we shall be governed no better than we deserve, said noted author and playwright George Bernard Shaw.
“If we don’t like it, we have to change it.”
Well said, President Stallman.