February 7, 2005

YOU CAN HEAR THE TINY LIBERTARIAN HEARTS FLUTTERING:

Bush to Propose Billions in Cuts (Joel Havemann and Mary Curtius, February 6, 2005, LA Times)

President Bush will propose a 2006 budget Monday that, despite record spending of about $2.5 trillion, will call for billions of dollars in cuts that will touch people on food stamps and farmers on price supports, children under Medicaid and adults in public housing.

Even before the budget is officially sent to Congress on Monday, resistance to Bush's proposals was welling up Saturday from interest groups that benefit from federal aid and from the members of Congress who represent them.

Powerful agricultural interests were among the first to label Bush's proposed budget cuts as unfair and shortsighted. Farmers receive about $15 billion annually in federal farm program payments to help produce major commodities, including corn, cotton, rice and wheat.


Agriculture cuts are nearly enough to make them stop mumbling "steel tariffs..."

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2005 7:49 AM
Comments

That's a deal (even though I actually get farm subsidies).

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at February 7, 2005 1:27 PM
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