Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Corn for all

Despite the fact that he's a Hamilton grad, I'm not a fan of Vilsack as Sec. of Agriculture. Our food policy in this country is beyond screwed up, with tons of subsidies given to all the wrong entities. Further, corn-based ethanol is idiotic, but as governor of Iowa, Vilsack has obviously been a huge proponent. Here's one place where it would have been nice to get someone with a genuinely new perspective on how we deal with food and taxpayer subsidies, but it looks like not much will change. I hope I'm wrong.