The anti-government rightists who are running things in the House of Representatives, and have obstructionist, me-first allies in the Senate like Ron Johnson, have a perfect opportunity to display their full anti-government ideology by refusing aid to farmers losing crops to record heat.
The administration has correctly asked Congress for the help.
Watch the no-compromise-with-reality-right-wingers say "no."
Remember that Johnson thinks what he calls entitlements take away others' rights, so to be consistent - - he's already voted against the Farm Bill re-authorization - - he'd have to oppose emergency aid to farmers, too, because that funding would take someone else's right to pocket 100% of their taxable income without contributing to the general welfare, the stability of rural America, etc.
As small government Johnson said recently:
Listen, our rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And when we start expanding beyond that realm, when you create a right for somebody, you create an obligation for somebody else, and then you’re taking away that person’s right. And that maybe doesn’t seem all that great, but it’s just true. Our nation was based on the foundation of freedom and limited government.