Walter Russell Mead: Should House Republicans Be on Suicide Watch? | Via Meadia blog

Every Arkansas Republican in Congress should be held accountable.


Should House Republicans be put on suicide watch?

Many, Via Meadia included, had hoped that the rise of a Republican majority focused on deficit reduction in the House would be the catalyst to finally cut  farm subsidies—one of the country’s most wasteful and ill conceived programs. At a time when annual farm income has reached a record $101 billion, such subsidies are clearly unnecessary.

Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case. The New York Times reports that the House Agriculture Committee’s new farm bill aims to cut food stamps by more than $12 billion while actually adding new subsidies to agribusiness:

Should House Republicans Be on Suicide Watch? | Via Meadia.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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