Sunday, February 06, 2005

Good Policy AND Good Politics

At least on the face of it, it appears that Bush's proposals to cut farm subsidies are ones I can wholeheartedly support (note that I'm not actually against supporting rural areas/farmers in some ways, but our farm support system is nuts). And, I also wholeheartedly support all good Democratic politicians opposing the measure and wondering out loud why Republicans hate farmers at every opportunity.

And, finally, I predict that the most likely result of this attempt to cut farm spending is precisely what happened in 2002 when Bush also proposed cutting farm subsidies. A bill will pass which significantly increases farm subsidies, at which point Bush will sign it and praise it.