The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial page today highlights a political payoff from Democrats to their Big Labor patrons. The paper focuses on a Davis-Bacon requirement in the current farm bill. Says the Journal:
Because ethanol production would be significantly more expensive under Davis-Bacon — and because the government requires ethanol in gasoline — ordinary Americans would foot the bill for this union handout in the form of higher prices at the gas pump. That veto is looking more attractive by the moment.