We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sen. Lugar (In) is trying to deep-six the sugar subsidies. His dad was a farmer, so he does realize the implications. Read up on his position at http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/03/richard-lugar-takes-big-sugar