McClatchy newspapers yesterday released a news story detailing the record of John McCain which shows that he does not approve of federal subsidies for American farmers. In 2006, Sen. McCain sought to remove a $74 million grant program that would help states promote sales of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Thankfully, he was defeated by some of his own party and a then-new senator named Barack Obama.
The American farmer is a staple of our society and extremely worthy of admiration for anyone who sits down at his dinner table. True, the federal government should reform its current system of subsidies, but a simple veto as would likely happen under a McCain administration is not the way to go about it.