You reap what you sow

20 Feb

Iowa was a "red state" this time around. Guess Iowans thought voting for the Republicans was good for farming. Well, Bush just gave the farmers the finger:

President Bush will seek deep cuts in farm and commodity programs in his new budget and in a major policy shift will propose overall limits on subsidy payments to farmers, administration officials said Saturday.

Such limits would help reduce the federal budget deficit and would inject market forces into the farm economy, the officials said.

The proposal puts Mr. Bush at odds with some of his most ardent supporters in the rural South, including cotton and rice growers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

You reap what you sow. Farmers should not that better than anyone.

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