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

Pistol Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 3:39 PM
You got it, Paulus. I've believed for years that the move back to constitutional government must be led by the states, and through nullification and court challenges. The feds won't enforce immigration law, pass state laws and enforce them locally. The feds want affirmative action, make it illegal in states. The feds want states to co-pay any HEW program, refuse to participate based on withholding costs. Legal challenges based on even frivolous grounds can take years to wend their way through the courts and in the meantime, the law is ignored. And states can not be jailed.

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...