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Milking the Federal Cash Cow

December 11, 2006

Tags Interventionism

The most-recent installment of the Washington Post's "Harvesting Cash" series on the Farm Program appeared on the front page this Sunday, December 10, and it will curdle your milk.

It contains very in-depth coverage of how the cartel of milk producers (created by government handouts) got the farm-aid law rewritten to put a maverick out of business who supplied milk to western markets for $0.20 less per gallon than the cartel members were. The maverick's operations not only were legal, but actually used the law in the way it was intended to be used. 

Read the article to see how differently the milk cartel's propagandists spun their version of the very same story. Names, dates, and amounts — see if you recognize your senator or congressman among them!

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