Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quotation Of The Day: Suicidal, Hard-Hearted, And Spineless Edition

Writing about the House Republican farm bill that "cut food stamps by more than $12 billion while actually adding new subsidies to agribusiness," Walter Russel Mead sums up the decision than nearly anyone else:
The House Republican majority certainly looks like it’s trying to destroy itself. The combination of raising agricultural subsidies by billions of dollars and cutting food stamps is one of the most stupid, self-destructive moves an American political party could make.
A party with principles might cut food stamps and farm supports. A party with no principles but good political instincts might spend more on food stamps and farm subsidies. But to cut food stamps while subsidizing big agriculture manages to make Republicans look hard-hearted and spineless at the same time.
HT: Rod Dreher

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