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

coveyrise Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 11:08 AM
Obama and the Democrats aren't going to cut any spending except Defense. All the rest buys them too many votes to even be considered.
1960Republican Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 5:21 AM
Nah, the Democrats aren't going to cut any spending for defense. It's their union worker voters who work in the factories producing defense products -- get it? It's just talk for their girl voters, and girl voters like boy voters with high paying union jobs, and benefits. The girls just like the talk, the sweet talk. I know, I've used that "sweet talk" all of my life.

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...