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The president's budget proposes cutting farm subsidies and payments to the crop insurance industry. A reader adds:

There is a portion of the Republican base in the Plains states that believe not all Americans are entitled to health care, but all farmers are entitled to payments from the federal government for crops to be grown that nobody actually needs.  If a spending freeze means more cuts like the ones proposed here, I'm all for it.

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