Posts tagged "agriculture"

Congressional showdown looms on corpulent ethanol subsidies

December brings the biggest showdown with Illinois’ and possibly the nation’s most gluttonous corporate freeloader: the corn ethanol industry. Symbolically, the upcoming battle of budget hawks against ethanol’s special pleaders is as significant as the fight over continuing the Bush tax cuts. At issue is whether Congress will allow corpulent ethanol subsidies and a tariff... Read more »

Common sense arrives at the New York Times

Can it be so? The New York Times goes after the Obama administration for trying to lag a Democratic senator in a tough re-election campaign taxpayer’s dough to help her out with special interests: Senator Blanche Lincoln, an Arkansas Democrat and chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has been seeking $1.5 billion in disaster relief... Read more »
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