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Yes, Slash Farm Subsidies — But Don't Stop There

Ali Bertarian Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 6:05 PM
After reading some of the non-"krap" posts on TH, I am convinced that there are some TH irregulars who might actually believe some of the "arguments" that Sybil posts. Without replies to provide the facts that these irregulars may not be aware of, how else are they to know?

THANKSGIVING IS behind us. The fiscal "cliff" looms ahead. And in less than six weeks, Massachusetts will have a new senator. Let's try to link them all in a single column.

As a candidate for the US Senate, Elizabeth Warren showed a livelier interest in raising federal revenues than in cutting government spending. But about one spending target the senator-elect has been admirably blunt. When asked to name some items in the federal budget she'd like to see slashed, the first program she cites is one of the most indefensible: agriculture subsidies.

To be sure, it's easier to oppose welfare...