Not jumping to any conclusions. We dont know what it was spent for. Yeah, maybe there is something there. But we dont know for sure. I would have to assume the food wasnt bought to simply rot, so it was used for something. What that something is we dont know.
Pbrauer and Sgtloudmouthenstein, until we know what the stuff was bought for we dont know how legitimate the expenditure was. Do either of you agree to that much?
Or are you going with the fire breathing rhetoric that requires no thought on your part?
Again, we dont know how legitmate the expenditures were, the "reporter" seemed to have an oar in the water on the subject and didnt look at why the money was spent he went straight for the outrage button and you and PB obliged.
That's a position diametrically opposed to less government. Effectively the federal government bailed out pork producers by artificially creating market demand. Even more amusingly, the notion of stabilizing prices was a Democrat idea that harks back to the Depression. She explicitly wrote for the government to buy more goods. Now, I don't necessarily have a problem with this in the right circumstances, but this is not a consistent position for Bachmann."Your efforts to stabilize prices through direct government purchasing of pork and dairy products are very much welcomed by the producers in Minnesota, and I would encourage you to take any additional steps necessary to prevent further deterioration of these critical industries, such as making additional commodity purchases and working to expand trade outlets for these and other agricultural goods,"
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
You see it as a consistency issue, I dont think we have all the available facts on what the expenditures went to. Nor are we likely to because there is no interest in it if you guys are take the baited hook in that easily. If it is, excuse the pun, pork spending that wasnt required for either school lunches or military commisaries (only two legit things I can think of) then yeah, Bachmann was wrong to encourage it.