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

natch Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 10:49 PM
Great article but I'm curious about one thing. What is "high speech rail?"
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:16 AM
High speech rail, is what you get when you type speed to fast. LOL
natch Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:09 PM
I thought it was what happens when your nuts get caught in the zipper.

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...