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

mcarlson96 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 7:22 PM
Most of the agriculture department's budget is food stamps. That being said farm subsidies are a defence measure to ensure the USA will NEVER run short of food. That being said some reduction in farm subsidies is appropriate. Subsidize wheat and cotton. We will have bread and clothes and the rest is not really necessary. Secondly replace food stamps with the glop send to countries for famine relief. It keeps a person alive and indeed healthy, but nobody wants to stay on it any longer than they have to.

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...