Jim Webb on Rural Town Hall Jim Webb on Rural Town Hall

September 24, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) - RFD-TV continues to connect rural America with the presidential candidates looking to win the White House in 2016. Tonight, RURAL TOWN HALL hosts former Virginia Senator Jim Webb.

Watch clips and read the transcript from RURAL TOWN HALL with Jim Webb.

Webb, a decorated Vietnam veteran and Naval Academy graduate served on the House Committee of Veterans Affairs and is also a former Secretary of the Navy. During the show, Webb answered questions from voters on a variety of issues including social security, renewable energy, GMO's and the Farm Bills.

"I voted for the Farm Bills and am very proud of having done that," said Webb. "At the same time, there were two different amendments when I was in the Senate." 

"The first was an amendment, which I thought was a fair amendment, by the way, which would say that in terms of the government programs to protect farmers, those who profit on a farm were above $750,000 a year, should have a reduction in the amount that the government paid in these programs, " added Webb.  "The other was an amendment that said everything over $250,000 should be eliminated in terms of government assistance.  I voted against that, but I did vote to say well if you had a $750,000 profit, it's kind of hard to ask, you know, my daughter, the nurse or my son-in-law, the truck driver to pull out money and throw as much into assisting those programs. We know that because of the unpredictability of the weather and natural disasters that the best thing we can do for American agriculture is to make sure there's a safety net under it.  The question is what should that amount be? " 

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