Following on from Chris’ post yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture came up with some nifty recommendations for the programs under their jurisdiction yesterday. The press release is here.
Take particular notice of the operative words in the paragraph that outlines the proposals. The clauses begin with, respectively: expands, doubles, extends, requires, funds, expands, provides, establishes, authorizes, and establishes. Nary a “cuts,” “abolishes,” “ends,” or “repeals” in sight.
I have searched thoroughly through my pocket Constitution (available here) but I can’t find the basis for these (or, for that matter, many other) government programs anywhere.