Is The Dairy Cliff Part Of Barack Obama's Plot To Keep The White Race Down?

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Dec. 27 2012 4:27 PM

Is The Dairy Cliff Part Of Barack Obama's Plot To Keep The White Race Down?

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SHEPTON MALLET, ENGLAND - MAY 30: A British Charolais heifer is brought into the cattle judging ring at the Royal Bath And West Show on May 30, 2012 in Shepton Mallet, England.

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As you may have heard, part of the fiscal cliff pileup is that in the absence of a new farm bill we're facing a "dairy cliff" in which the farm subsidy scheme will revert to a 1949 law establishing a minimum price for dairy products and likely leading to a near-doubling of milk prices. As an American with limited tolerance for lactose, I wasn't so concerned about this. But Erik Loomis offers some remarks from Herbert Hoover that casts the whole affair in a more nefarious light.

In its broad aspects, the proper feeding of children revolves around a public recognition of the interdependence of the human animal upon his cattle. The white race cannot survive without dairy products.
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Dinesh D'Souza warned us.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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