Monday, June 22, 2015

Raisin farmer on the sunny side of the street

The Supreme Court discovers that New Deal agriculture policy is unconstitutional;
The Supreme Court sided with a renegade raisin farmer Monday in his battle against a federal program designed to keep excess raisins off the market.

A majority of justices ruled that the Agriculture Department program, which seizes excess raisins from producers in order to prop up market prices during bumper crop years, amounted to an unconstitutional government "taking."
Which policy goes all the way back to the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.

Even though the vote was 8-1, the Justices walked on egg shells;
But they limited their verdict to raisins, lest they simultaneously overturn other government programs that limit production of goods without actually seizing private property.
AKA, socialism.

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