We Conservatives rightly and righteously loathe our every five-year renewal of the Farm Bill. It is a Franklin Delano Roosevelt-New Deal relic, filled to the rim with more protectionism than anyone not getting government checks could possibly stomach.
We just in February renewed this anti-free market folly. So we’re again mired in this mess. We thus need to spend the intervening years working to undermine the tenets of this legislative absurdity.
Since we’re locked down domestically, the way to do that is internationally. Because what was in the 1930s merely a domestic policy disaster has become – with the explosion of a global market for all things – an international omni-pockmarked heinousness.
Protectionism begets protectionism. Subsidies and tariffs are matched – and exceeded – by subsidies and tariffs. Lather, rinse, repeat. So let’s tear down these walls, shall we?
Except we’re running into some foreign obstinance. More