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Romney and Rudy on Farm Subsidies


I just had a chance to go back and look at their answers the other night. Boy, they were bad. Both of them made the ludicrous national security argument–supposedly if we don’t subsidize food, we’ll be at the mercy of other countries at dinnertime. Both of them argued that we had to keep subsidizing agriculture because other countries do it. We have to keep stealing from American taxpayers and consumers, in other words, because other countries do it to their citizens too. I know this makes political sense, but still–ugh.