'Bent hearts Bush... twice in one month?
And no, it ain't just the MGD talking.
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a $290 billion farm bill Wednesday with a strong veto-proof majority, offering more subsidies for farmers, food stamps for the poor and special projects that lawmakers can bring home to voters this election year.
The 318-106 vote for the five-year bill came despite President Bush's promised veto. He says the measure is too expensive and gives too much money to wealthy farmers.
"Wow, now that it doesn't matter anymore, he feels like he can finally do a few things right."
Of course, McCain is the only candidate with the stones to tell a farm state that people don't deserve money for doing nothing, but with so many members of Congress writing checks they can't pay for -- shamelessly buying votes -- it won't matter who wins the presidency.
American farmers are addicted to subsidies and the notion that somehow their vocation is deserving of protection, and since rural states get those two senators no matter how sparsely populated, you can count on ridiculous, market-distorting, third-world punishing, poor-people starvin', greenhouse gas producing subsidies to continue.
I can think of only one country that coddles farmer more, and that's France. What's the capital of South Dakota again?