I am in my home town, Washington DC, where I picked up a copy of the “Washington Post.”  The paper offers a cornucopia of ideas for blogs:

Global warming will produce a climate “inhospitable to civilization as we know it,” a statement that flies in the face of the reality that the earth as we know it today allows for mankind to survive without man-made devices only in a narrow band between 10 degrees north and south of the Equator.

No surprise that Obama’s political appointments as ambassadors often do not know where their country of assignment is actually located.

Education was better before the “No Child Left Behind” initiative.

The  Ukraine upheaval is propelled by”patriotism,” not “nationalism.”

Where’s the “change” promised by Obama?

The Obama initiative to raise the minimum wage is just “propaganda,” instead of the needed job creation.

But I settled on the relatively obscure pitch by this venerable rag to eliminate subsidies to our agricultural sector.  In this case the call is to eliminate subsidies to our sugar and corn producers so as to lower the intake of sugar and corn syrup by making them more expensive.

I worked my way through college with a job at the US Department of Agriculture as a statistician.  To keep the job I had to include courses in agricutural economics in my studies which were supplemented by what I learned about the field through my work.  I understand this specialized discipline within the broad context of “economics.”

I have a “healthy” opposition to any rules designed to force others’ concepts of a correct life style on my, e.g. how much sweets, if any, to consume.  But in this particular case I oppose any rules which will lead to lower US agricultural output.  Anyone with the slightest knowledge of America’s international trade situation knows that the only area in which we dominate world trade is trade in agricultural products.  Our agricultural trade surplus goes a long way to offsetting our massive losses on other trade.   Thus I vigorously oppose any rule or law designed to lower our production of agricultural products, whatever they may be.

So put a special tax on sodas and candy to reduce their consumption and let the public see what you are doing and reply as it will - revolution?  But do not attack our brightest performing sector in world trade.