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Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement
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Taxpayers Lose on Shallow Loss Entitlement

This week, I decided to research the Farm Bill to write a little bit about some of the “reforms” House Republicans who support the bill are so proud of. The CBO estimates savings of $35 billion over the next ten years (vs. the current baseline). The CBO is also notorious for underestimating costs, and it looks like this time won’t be any different. 

10/24/2013
FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies
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FreedomCast - The Farm Bill and the High Price of Agriculture Subsidies

10/15/2013
Farm Bill - Prolonging the Food Stamp Tragedy and Farm Subsidies
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Farm Bill - Prolonging the Food Stamp Tragedy and Farm Subsidies

Democracy and Power 113: Vote Trading“I’ll vote for your legislation, if you’ll vote for mine.” This is never said in public, but occurs constantly. Regularly, our leadership requests legislation, and a politician agrees to the request if our leadership includes his project. Politicians trade votes for their respective benefit, which is seldom for the benefit of Americans.

06/19/2013
What A Tangled Web We Weave, When Free Markets We Deceive
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What A Tangled Web We Weave, When Free Markets We Deceive

Last week, while the Fiscal Cliff blamefest was dominating the headlines, another January 1, 2013 crisis was revealed - the so-called Milk Cliff. As explained at Breitbart.com,

12/31/2012
New Farm Bill Must Harvest Savings and Not Plant New Entitlements
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New Farm Bill Must Harvest Savings and Not Plant New Entitlements

Dear Representative:On behalf of the millions of members represented by our organizations, we write urging you to support efforts to cut Washington’s outsized and outdated role in American agriculture.

05/08/2012
Top 10 Corporate Welfare Queens
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Top 10 Corporate Welfare Queens

These organizations grow fat and rich thanks to special treatment from the federal government. They manipulate the political system to get insider deals, government guarantees, fixed prices and other benefits, paid for by taxpayers and consumers. 10. United States Postal Service (USPS) The USPS is a monopoly more interested in job protection than efficiency or innovation. Labor costs consume 80% of USPS revenue, while UPS and FedEx spend only 56% and 42% of their revenue on labor, respectively. Reform would allow competition for mailbox and first-class mail service.

07/25/2006