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Big Agriculture: The Queen of Corporate Welfare

George225 Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 10:06 AM
End the subsidies, end the regulation. Obey the Constitution!
THE_ANSWER Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 10:42 AM
...and if applied would reduce your taxes not one nickel but would cause grocery bill to soar.

Tea Party-minded Congressmen and ideological leftists tend to agree that corporate welfare is bad. Hence, conservatives and liberals recently teamed up to oppose adding $40 billion in loan authority to that bastion of crony capitalism, the Export-Import Bank. Unfortunately, the establishment types in both parties combined to push the extra spoils for Ex-Im through to passage.

Now an even bigger corporate welfare bill – the Farm Bill—is moving through Congress, and it’s garnering even broader support.

Every five years, the House and Senate take up a farm bill. The House is still working up details on its version....