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

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:05 AM
Wow! I didn't think there was anything redeeming about Elizabeth Warren. I hope she succeeds in wiping out this subsidy. I hope she goes after others like you say. That would be great. Almost worth the lying she did to get into office. Almost, but not quite. Any return to or toward following the constitution is good.

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...