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Clinton got something through call the Freedonm to Farm Act.

See what a nice Randian sound that has. Farmers liked the idea of goverment buying their surplus production to stabalize marets and guarantee them they couldn't lose on their investments. They didn't like the fact that guarantee came with restrictions on what and how much you can plant. They wanted to plant everything they could with the guarantee they could sell at the higher of subsidy or market.

Freedom to Farm said we'll do that for six more years than all the subsidies stop. Keep in mind we're only talking direct cash subsidies.

As we all know zero day came in under the Bush Administration. The subsidies were voted in and Bush signed the bill.
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