Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Whatever Works Prize: Ag Subsidy Runner-Up...

The cynical strategy of linking my DCP to food stamps for the poor is both cunning and effective, it seems.
But more food will flow only if the bill becomes law. Congress should prune the farm bill, weeding out excessive crop subsidies. But if lawmakers settle for an extension of current law, families will struggle.

Food banks can and do help. But tackling hunger requires action that will put more food on the nation's emptiest tables. [More]
I rank it slightly below the attempt to add Disaster Funding to the Supplemental War Funding bill, but still notable in its ruthlessness.

Holding food stamps hostage for payments to people like me - a proud day for agriculture.

We need to do some research on how to tie ag funding to disabled orphans next.

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