Saturday, February 19, 2011
Republicans in the House and Agriculture
President Obama proposed, again, some cuts to farm programs by reducing figures in the payment limitation figures. One would figure those stern, tight-lipped budget cutters in the House would be glad to agree to his proposal. Politically it would seem wise to say: we'll pocket all your cuts and we'll cut some more. (I'd put this into poker terms, but my mother thought poker was a tool of the devil.) But not so, as Sallie James observes at Cato. Bottom line: political principles are remarkably flexible, much like cooked spaghetti.