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  1. Robert puharic

    Not to mention ag subsidies for tobacco farmers, Michele Bachmann’s subsidies, the rancher subsidy for that idiot who wanted to graze his cattle for free…defended by right wing militia men

    Pethokoukis is right. End them all.

    1. subsidies for tobacco farmers, Michele Bachmann’s subsidies, the rancher subsidy for that idiot who wanted to graze his cattle for free“…

      Shouldn’t the rent seekers and the parasites in education, government’s socialized medical programs, and recipients of various Ag department meal programs have their subsidies done away with also?

    2. Michael P. Stein

      Don’t forget all the subsidies for pro sports teams. E.g., the District of Columbia contributed $534 million towards the $700 million stadium for the Nationals. (And that’s by DC’s own figures – others put the cost higher, especially when interest is factored in). All revenue goes to the team – tickets, concessions, and advertising.

  2. Seattle Sam

    But hasn’t that become the objective of government? To provide rewards to selected grateful winners at the expense of (largely) indifferent losers. That’s certainly what’s in the best interest of legislators.

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