The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller

Congress’ failure to pass new farm bill is good news for Americans

Dana J. Gattuso
Senior Fellow, National Center for Public Policy Research

The September 30th deadline has come and gone, and Congress has returned home without passing a new farm bill. And while farm special interests bemoan that Congress fiddled while Rome burned, the outcome is actually good for American taxpayers, who would have funded a bloated, subsidy-stuffed trillion-dollar farm bill. Even the Washington Post noted in a recent editorial that “[n]o farm bill at all might be better than a bad bill.”