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Veteran Contributor

Re: Disturbing news

I wish our crop insurance program would function as it should.  More of us would use it if run right.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Disturbing news

cotman,,,, while should your fellow taxpayers provide support for low  prices on farm commodities  don't you believe in free markets, supply and demand type capitalism?   If local hardware store orders to many of a Item can he go crying to govt for subsidies on those items.   Maybe the govt should develop similiar taxpayer paid for  ins progrms  like  the crop, sure, acre to name just a few,,,,,,,,,, to help  non ag busines owner.  

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Veteran Contributor

Re: Disturbing news

I've said before here that I will gladly give up any subsidy money I get if the government gives up on all subsidies, including welfare to those who are capable of taking care of themselves.  The farm program was started by FDR in times like we are having today, during the depression, as a short term solution to a problem.  Here we are 75 years later.  Seems like Obama read FDR's playbook for reviving a failing economy. 

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Senior Contributor

Kraft-t has never been to Rock Island,Illinois, South Chicago, IL or Compton, CA evidently

We've transfered a trillion dollars to welfare and we've got a lot more on welfare.  You get what you pay for.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Kraft-t has never been to Rock Island,Illinois, South Chicago, IL or Compton, CA evidently

Someone once said: "If you tax it you will have less of it." Don Kraft 2007

 

We should tax welfare

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Veteran Advisor

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@man of steel wrote:

Someone once said: "If you tax it you will have less of it." Don Kraft 2007

 

We should tax welfare


.....And, if you subsidize it, you will get MORE of it...... even with all of the abortions.

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Veteran Advisor

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I guess you have never been outside of Iowa if you think black boys are the only color wearing their pants like that.  Don't always show your filthy racist side.

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Senior Contributor

Re: Disturbing news

Hobby, you and I are in agreement about the heavy tax payer spending on farm programs however we differ on just where the money goes and who is behind it.  I don't think you see many farmers lobbying Congress to keep the large amounts of tax payer money rolling in.  I contend it is the large seed, grain and farm machinery corps that are behind most of the lobbying.   The large grain merchants love the idea of cheap grain subsidized by tax payers as it helps them market their grain over seas and stay competitive with other countries grain.  I also believe that most of the money quickly passes from the farmer to Pioneer and other seed companies for the $300 bags of seed, to John Deere and others for their $300,000 combines and to their land lords who know exactly what the farm payments will be to their tenants.  Sad part is the farm program hurts small family farmers and rural communities in favor of large mega farmers putting less kids in the local schools and have less consumers spending their money locally.