Both parties are big spenders
I will also criticize the Republican part with farm subsidies in which the largest 10 percent of farm businesses receive three-fourths of the subsidies. Republicans declare that the bill helps small working farms, but the truth is that the average U.S. farm household made $87,289 in 2011 which is 25 percent higher than the average U.S. household of $69,677. I grew up in a farming area and I realize that for a small family farm that this is not easy but subsidizing crops raises our grocery bills and makes it harder for working class people to afford food. Federal controls on the dairy and sugar industries raise prices and are costly to consumers. If subsidies were eliminated, it would cause short term modifications but over time the system would re-adjust and farmers would adjust their planting and land use, cuts costs and diversify their incomes. If we want to see food prices go down, we should eliminate the requirement for ethanol in our fuel. We could reduce food prices and also get better gas mileage since we get less efficiency from ethanol. We burn up 4 percent of the world’s large grain supply. We burn 40 percent of the U.S. corn production, which raises prices on beef, chicken, etc ... and that impacts all of us in the wallet.