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Stossel: Departments Grow and Cherries Rot
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Stossel: Departments Grow and Cherries Rot

Stossel: Departments Grow and Cherries Rot

ReasonTV - 2017-07-25

John Stossel investigates what government agencies actually do and finds out that your tax money goes to ridiculous things. The Agriculture Department actually forces farmers to dump cherries on the ground so you pay higher prices at the supermarket. ---------- Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. _____ President Trump wanted to cut the budgets for many government departments - like the Commerce Department and the Agriculture Department. But Congress increased spending on the very departments Trump wanted to cut. Departments that almost nobody knows what they even do. John Stossel investigates and finds a ton of waste. The departments blow your money on welfare for the rich, global warming hype, and destructive regulations. Ed Stringham, President of the American Institute for Economic Research, tells Stossel about how the Agriculture Department even forced one farmer to dump cherries on the ground and let them rot. The government wanted to keep the price of cherries higher, which helps some cherry farmers. Stossel agrees with founding father Robert Morris, who once said, 'for heaven's sake, what is meant by a [government] chamber of commerce?' Produced by Maxim Lott. Edited by Josh Swain.