Excellent post Unc. The Cato Institute nails it again. BTTT.
"Rely less on government control of supply and more on market demand."
George W. Bush - During the 2000 campaign, Bush praised the 1996 "Freedom to Farm" bill and encouraged farmers to rely on markets. - Source
A Harvest of Pork By backing the farm bill, President Bush sells out his principles.
"the Bush administration, House and Senate conferees have agreed on a nearly 80% increase ($83 billion) in farm subsidies"
AND THESE ARE REPUBLICANS - "Despite the fact that the Republicans control the White House, the House of Representatives, and 30 governorships, the nation is now in the midst of the biggest government spending spree since LBJ. Incredibly, the domestic social welfare budget has expanded more in just two years ($96 billion) under George W. Bush than in Bill Clinton's first six years in office ($51 billion)."