Oops: Sen. Chuck Schumer mangles Farm Bill tweet

If the price of milk doubled, wouldn’t that be good for middle-class dairy farmers?

Some of Schumer’s Twitter followers were understandably confused:

Schumer later clarified he was talking about the  impact on middle-class families, not middle-class farmers:

That makes much more sense, but why would the price of milk double only for middle-class families? What about upper-class families, lower-class families, and individuals of all incomes?

For that matter, where is it written that the price of milk must be controlled by the government? Why not let the market determine such things?

Finally, if low food prices are so desirable, why is Congress propping up the price of sugar and other agricultural products?

  • TruthIsAbsolute

    Spell checking is as important as logic checking, unless neither matters. In that case any idiot like Schumer can bang away on the board…

  • $18912735

    The fact that the Federal government is passing “bills” trying to influence the cost of staples by subsidizing farmers is pretty stupid to begin with. The “middle class” pays for it either way – either with our tax money (or more realistically, our DEBT) via subsidies or directly to the farmers via higher prices. I’d rather just pay the farmers directly for the things I want, rather than let the Federal government pick and chose the winners.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Corn subsidies. From corn comes ethanol, corn syrup. HFCS. Manufacturers will buy corn syrup/sugar/HCFS instead of cane sugar, because it’s cheaper.