Sunday, December 10, 2006

Got Milk? Got Lobbyist?

The Washington Post has another excellent article in a series about how U.S. farm and food policies are costing U.S. taxpayers money. This time it is about how the dairy industry crushed an upstart dairy owner who was able to sell milk twenty cents cheaper until the big dairy producers along with some recently passed legislation tried to put a stop to his business. You just know Washington politicians and lobbyists are involved and U.S. taxpayers and consumers are the losers. Here are the money quotes:

"I had an awakening," the 64-year-old Dutch-born dairyman said. "It's not totally free enterprise in the United States."

"I still think this is a great country," "In Mexico, they would have just shot me."

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