Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Ok, this is Minority Rule

Washington Post as an article on the developing fight over farms subsidies. The depressing part is listing the opponents of the bill and Senators from the states affected, and how incredibly important each is (Chairman of Finance, Chairman of Appropriations, Chairman of Agriculture, Majority Leader). Whatever you might say about the South, they are the ultimate munchkins. They have gamed our seniority based committee system and even in the already absurd Senate, weild an immensely disproportionate amount of power.

And thus will New York tax dollars go to continue subsidizing inefficient farmers and corporations, raising the price on the products they buy, while such profits are poured into campaign commercials that accuse them of being against the free market.


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