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

Paidion Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:04 PM
Oh yes. Slash farm subsidies. Force farmers right out of business! Where do you think your food comes from? Oh, of course! It comes from Safeway. No problem!
Barbara1247 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 4:04 PM
Did you read the article? Most farmers do not get subsidies, and most crops are not subsidized. Getting rid of subsidies will not result in less food on the grocery store shelves.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:16 PM
Seems like farming would have died out centuries ago if farmers need government subsidies to make a profit.

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...