$150 Million for Honey Bee Insurance?

United States
January 29, 2009 3:09pm CST
Is this a new clause that is coming out in the new NON Stimulus Package? I have not heard about this one before but it just makes me wonder - HOW MUCH GARBAGE is in this stimulus package? I would think that in a transparent goverment it would be posted on the whitehouse.gov site for everyone to read - and everyone to see.
5 responses
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I wonder what that would entail? We do have a big honey bee problem with whole hives simply dying. There have been several reports throughout the summer about this mystery. And yes, interestingly enough a lot of the farmers do rely on the honey bees for their crops. Apparently we may have food supply problems if the bee dying continues...
• United States
30 Jan 09
I don't know what to think about the honey bee problem. I feel like I've been lied to so much sometimes I don't know what to believe. I'm not saying their is not a problem and if there is I understand the importance of it. But at the same time I just don't think the goverment should be dipping it's hands in it.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
30 Jan 09
I was going to post a link to the bill but kenny was kind enough already to do so. I suggest you go read it, it's long, but very important. Then, jump on the phone, call your senator and yell at them not to pass this. Do what ever you have to do. I am making 2 calls tomorrow to mine and fully intend to scream in the phone over this. I'm even willing to risk arrest over this. This is deadly serious.
• United States
30 Jan 09
I am planning on doing this - I probably won't yell - but I will strongly express my distaste with this 'stimulus package'.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I missed the one about honey bee insurance. That's actually pretty interesting as I think about it from half a mile from a large citrus grove in Florida. I know that there are bee keepers who transport numerous boxes of beehives to the various groves down here for pollination. In fact, I've always been amazed that they don't eventually lose all of them as they travel since they transport them in the backs of open trucks and you should see them buzzing around at the gas station! They are so necessary for the production of the fruit but insurance? Who's the carrier....State FARM? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
• United States
30 Jan 09
Ha Ha! I've always wondered about them being transported also.
• United States
29 Jan 09
Too much garbage....yet they are giving flack to the senators who are not supporting it. If you want to responsible with tax payer money that makes you the bad guy in washington. Go figure.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I watrched a show on the local channel out here about bees having real problems and being stolen and sold for ton of money - we need them to pollinate. Nothing grows without it.... Don't know about this bill, but I'd sure rather it go to help save the bees than to continue to pad the pockets of these CEO"s and companys that put us in this current depression. I read 9 out of 10 CEO's that were in charge that caused this to happen, are still in charge at their respective companys and they got billions of bail out money. I"d rather support the bees, than the rats