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

Delta Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:47 PM
Makes sense to me - help he family farms by getting rid of the death taxes that are heaped on when the parents die and leave the farm to their offspring and cancel all the other subsidies.

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...