Let me show you how corruption can work in Dizzy City.
- Collin Peterson is a Democratic Congressman from Minnesota; he is, by now, the Ranking Member of the Agriculture Committee.
- Unsurprisingly, Rep. Peterson gets most of his corporate donations from the agricultural industry. Of interest here is the dairy industry. As you can see, over the years they’ve put a decent amount of change into his campaign coffers.
- Congress is trying to put a farm bill together again – and they’re having a bit of a problem: the Republicans in Congress want to put a brake on our current out-of-control spending on food stamps, and the Democrats refuse to reduce spending. Ever. As usual.
- Collin Peterson has a plan! …He wants his party’s chief ag crony (Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture*) to manipulate the rules in order to double milk prices. (more…)