Barbour: Farm subsidies must be scrutinized

DES MOINES — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour thinks Iowans want a presidential candidate who is not afraid to tell them the truth.
One of the hard truths Barbour is willing to tell Iowans, he said during a visit to the Iowa Statehouse Monday, is that farm subsidies have to be part of the discussion when it comes to reining in federal spending.
That’s part of the “plain-spoken, common sense” he thinks Iowans want to hear, Barbour said after meeting Gov. Terry Branstad Monday.

Quad City Times
2/21/11