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What Grows in a Drought? Government

overyonder Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 5:23 AM
A trillion here and a trillion there, everyone knows it`s insane, yet on they go merrily spending us into oblivion. Vote one out and another one takes his place. What`s the use?
When it comes to farming, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are adopting Rahm Emanuel's infamous maxim: never let a good crisis go to waste.

As the Washington Post observed, this summer’s “brutal weather is manna from heaven for the agriculture lobby and its amen chorus on Capitol Hill.” The paper laments the drought is providing the “perfect excuse” for lawmakers to push Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “into speeding consideration of a subsidy-rich, five-year farm bill!”

Last week, a dozen leading conservative groups – including Heritage Action – called on...