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Friday, October 2, 2009

Say what?

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Catching up on The Iconoclast, I came across this.

LITTLE ROCK - U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said today she opposes the farm subsidy program because it would be too expensive.

“For some in my caucus, when they talk about a farm subsidy program they’re talking about another entitlement program, and we can’t afford that right now as a nation,” Lincoln said in a speech to the Elder Law Task Force at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Lincoln has said previously she would support whatever farm subsidy program worked, but she indicated Tuesday that a plan including an expensive, government-funded, corporate welfare subsidy program would not get her vote.

PS -- It occurs to me that the worldwide web being what it is, that I should explain that The Iconoclast sometimes engages in satire.


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