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Economist 2/18/15

  1. American farm subsidies are egregiously expensive, harvesting $20 billion a year from taxpayers’ pockets. Most of the money goes to big, rich farmers producing staple commodities such as corn and soyabeans in states such as Iowa.To this day, …
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Judd Gregg: There Are No Magic Republican Bullets

Wall Street Journal: Budget ‘reconciliation’ can be a powerful GOP tool, but it carries major political risks if the party overreaches.

There is considerable talk by pundits and members of Congress that the best weapon Republicans have to accomplish their agenda is something called “reconciliation.” This is one of those Beltway terms that causes normal Americans to bang their heads against the wall and ask “are these Washington types for real?” Yet reconciliation is a tool of considerable legislative force if used well. 516 more words