2 teacher union lobbyists pulled this off in Illinois (surprise).
You read that correctly.
Funny, you invade the Crimea and your crony laundry starts getting aired. This is only a small part I am sure.
People often think that property rights benefit those with the most property the most. This isn’t true however. It is actually the poor who in terms of quality of life, benefit most.
Some thoughts below on the Farm Bill from the always interesting Stephen Moore.
It’s a bumper crop this year for farmers, lobbyists, and members of Congress in rural districts. But we are the ones being reaped like so much wheat.
The bill is good for the farmers, you know, the salt of the earth, who on average are far wealthier than the average taxpayer so we can feel good about that.
Sorry Mr. Cubicle Worker, you don’t have a lobbyist so no big government check for you.
And for the record, this particular pile of crony capitalism was driven for the most part by the Republicans. The people who say they are for “reining in spending.”
People lose their senses when entering the land of the farm bill. Conservatives vote for subsidies and feel perfectly fine about it while voting to cut food stamps. (Which should be reduced but so should the farmer subsidies.) When one explains to a farmer that they are essentially on welfare and costing the taxpayer billions of dollars one invariably hears back that farmers feed the the country and that somehow they deserve all the welfare that they get because they feed us.
What you got ain’t yours. Pay up, We’ve got bloated governments to pay for which were fueled by debt and boneheaded politicians. We made promises we couldn’t keep. The only reason you have what you have is because of “privilege” anyway. Fork it over. The government needs a bailout.
No, the title above does not refer to online predators pretending to be healthcare.gov, so they can steal your most private financial information. That is a risk for anyone navigating to healthcare.gov, but in this case we are talking about how the Obamacare policies themselves are deceiving consumers.