Farm Bill Veto Will Sniff Out Real Conservatives

Conn Carroll /

Most of the reports on President Bush’s veto of the “subsidies for millionaires” farm bill mention that since the bill passed both the House and Senate by such large margins, the veto will likely be overridden soon. Hopefully Congress will take a look at world wide record high food prices and rethink the idea of farm subsidies all together like the European Union is doing, and not lock in this years high prices which will cost the American taxpayers billions in price support for years to come.

This bill represents everything that is wrong with Washington: from corrupt vote buying earmarks right down to bloated market distorting federal spending. The bill really isn’t even a farm bill since 2/3 of it goes to welfare programs. One cannot vote for this farm bill and still expect anybody not to laugh when they call themselves a conservative.