Suppose I told you ... that if you wanted to farm potatoes, you'd have to either give half your potatoes to the government – for free – or else pay a prohibitively large cash fee. If you didn't do one of these, the government would forbid you from raising potatoes. Of course, being an American, you'd probably say “That’s total crap! No way are we putting up with that! I’d expect to hear something like that about Eastern Backwardistan, not in America!”
But you'd be wrong, because that's exactly what we're doing with raisins in America. The law requiring this was part of FDR's “New Deal”. The Supreme Court is reviewing the legality of it...
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