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December 22, 2007

Whoah: Fred Thompson Refuses To Pander To Farmers In Iowa

Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand it's awesome. On the other hand, it's almost as if he wants to win the Miss Integrity sash more than the pageant.

Still... if he can win like this...

AKD: What will you do for the farmers of Bremer County?

FT: (laughs)

AKD: You knew this was coming, right?

FT: I would continue to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Iíve been looking all over Iowa for a bad steak and I canít find it. Been trying my best. Itís not a matter of what I would do for the farmers. Farmers are not looking for a president to hand them something. Farmers want fair treatment and a chance to prosper in a free economy and thatís what I would help ensure. Thereís a lot of programs weíve got out there, some of which are good programs, some of which are not. And I think that we need to work our way through that and make sure weíre doing whatís good for the country, not just the farmers, not just the people of Iowa, not just the people of Tennessee. But good for the country. A sound policy that makes sense. I think thereís a lot more that we could do for the working farmer in terms of ecological programs and environmental programs - land conservation, soil conservation - that would be fair and it would be beneficial to the nation and to Iowa and to our country. Weíre going to have to phase out the corporate welfare system weíve got, however. There are extremely rich people living in skyscrapers in Manhattan that are receiving subsidy payments. I think thatís wrong. Iíd put a stop to that if it was within my power. That still continues in this latest Farm Bill and itís not right. There ought to be a cutoff at some level and itís not right to have millionaires receiving farm subsidies.

It's not exactly a "You'll get nothing and like it" but it's along those lines.

Fred Thompson: The Judge Elihu Smails candidate. In a good way.


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