21 May 2013
Mmmm, farm bill
Published 21 May 2013
God made a farmer, but Congress makes a Farm Bill. Here's what's inside the latest version.
Pork. It's the other subsidized meat.
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Billions in crop subsidies. Makes sense, since Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is 78% high fructose corn syrup.
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Crop insurance for tobacco. It's the plant that gave America its start and its emphysema.
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Food stamps. They're getting cut in both the House and Senate version of the Farm Bill, because poor people can always eat tobacco.
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Sugar tariffs. Bakers hate these rules that make sugar more expensive than it should be, but so far, Big Sugar has more lobbying power than Big Cookie.
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Funds for the school lunch program. It's literally the least we could do to fight obesity.
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