Heritage Pans Farm Bill
The Heritage Foundation decides that ideological purity is worth more than alienating a large portion of the GOP’s base:
There’s also a much bigger problem with the House farm bill. With its price supports, import quotas and supply restrictions, it’s an exercise in central economic planning. These sorts of policies were hip in 1933 — and have failed every year since. For Congress to repeat the mistakes of the past would be inexcusable. And, of course, no legislator who embraces this bill can claim to be for free markets and limited government — at least, not with a straight face.
Eventually the cognitive dissonance of farm subsidies would have to be addressed, and it’s going to be a lot of fun watching from the sidelines when retired suburban teabaggers turn on Midwest farmers.