In the Daily Grist today, we cover a story about the farm subsidy cuts in Bush's new budget. Due to the nature of that venue -- just the fact, ma'am! -- we don't express any skepticism about the news. So let me do it here: It's bullshit. Nobody in their right friggin' mind thinks agricultural subsidies -- which Bush raised in his first term -- are going to get cut in his second. This is a circus sideshow, meant to distract attention from the grossly regressive cuts elsewhere in the budget. The most dastardly way of reading the much-ballyhooed cuts …
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