Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chicken Republicans, or the Wisdom of Discretion

It seems to be the case the House Republicans are going to duck a vote on the 2012 farm bill until after the election, presumably because part of the party would like to cut the bill further (perhaps particularly the food stamps) and another part of the party fears running on such a vote.

I could call them "chicken" or I could admire their wisdom in following the lead of the Senate Democats in refusing to vote on a budget which would raise the similar problems and a similar split.  See Ivy Brashear at the Rural Blog. I tend to lean in the direction of "wisdom", but such wisdom won't help the bureaucrats at FSA who have eventually to implement the damn thing.

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