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:
@ChuckSchumer Price, or cost?
— Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) September 30, 2012
Schumer later clarified he was talking about the impact on middle-class families, not middle-class farmers:
Correction: middle class families
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 30, 2012
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?
@ChuckSchumer it wouldn't double for anyone else? Pretty stupid tweet.
— James Fedkiw (@Jfedkiw) September 30, 2012
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?
@ChuckSchumer The price of Milk is artificial if that is the case and it is time we paid the correct price for it.
— Poetmaggie (@poetmaggie) September 30, 2012
Finally, if low food prices are so desirable, why is Congress propping up the price of sugar and other agricultural products?