Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Farm bill fiasco

Here's a link to the Register's editorial on the farm bill Congress is on the verge of passing. Although farm income and agricultural prices are at high levels, making this a good time to start to wean the noble yeomen/welfare queens off subsidies, the bill has virtually no reform at all. Sad. Its expansion of the sugar program and beginning of modest subsidies for fruits and vegetables (which aren't subsidized now) might even make it worse. Bush would do well to break out his veto pen.

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