A not so brilliant ideaby Jason Pye
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A stimulus package may be a lifeline for the nation’s economy, but it could be a death sentence for a lot of cows.
Lawmakers are looking for ways to use the forthcoming stimulus bill to help dairy farmers, and the number one priority is to dampen milk supplies and prop up prices. Translation: reduce the nation’s dairy herd.
In case you didn’t know, during the Depression the federal government paid farmers to destroy their crops to artificially increase agriculture prices, some “10 million acres of crops and 6 million farm animals,” according to Jim Powell.
And people wonder why FDR is criticized for worsening and prolonging the Depression.
H/T: Red State