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

Carl265 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 8:31 PM
A point always missed by anyone not involved in agriculture is the Food Stamp program is the largest reciepent of Dept. of Agriculture largess. I agree that all programs must be cut. The Farmer will always need a safety net because Al Gores climate thing cannot predict unfavorable weather on the crops in the field.

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...