As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Last Bastion of Sausage Making

The farm bill is still a joke. Commodity prices have skyrocketed so farmers, particularly agribusiness, is profiting in a big way, but the subsidies have remained in the bill. It's a five-year bill so it ought to have some flexibility, but married couples making $1.5 million dollars don't need an extra incentive to grow. The bill isn't as horrible as in previous years, but it still ought to have some balance to it. Of course, this is one of the ultimate pork-barrel bills, where lawmakers of both parties reward the farmers in their states and the commodities they make. It's very hard to get any kind of reform in there.

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