Tax Breaks for Millionaires Endanger Food Safety (Or Something)

Erika Johnsen
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Posted: Jun 29, 2011 12:44 PM

According to President Obama during his third presser of the year this afternoon, tax breaks for big oil, millionaires, and billionaires endanger programs like scholarships for college students, the National Weather Service, and food safety regulation. Well, as Reason aptly points out, it certainly would be a darn shame if our brilliant, effective food regulation programs lost any funding. Not.

The President also argued that there is room to "trim the fat" from the military budget, apparently because this $2 million USDA/FDA/CDC joint marketing campaign is vastly more crucial for our national wellness. Priorities.