McCain Does NOT Support the Farmer

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.

The McClatchy Story

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Economic Issues, Oklahoma Politics, United States Politics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s