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

rreid Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:52 PM
Good start. But farm subsidies are only 20% of AG bill. things like food stamps, rural development, and other such programs are the bulk.

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...