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Farm Bill 2012: A Big Government Nightmare

Ann11 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 12:14 PM
Ethanol blenders credit & the 53 cent tariff has ended. That's just the tip of the subsidies. Ethanol has a gov. tax subsidy credit that basically they are awarded credits to carry them over when corn is to high for them to cash flow, they are paid so much each gallon to not meet the mandate to force ethanol into fuel at 15% now. If this were not so then ethanol plants would go bankrupt at these corns prices & the rest of us farmers could afford to stop paying billions to put ourselves out of business. (dairy, hogs, chicken farmers, & beef farmers) There is no free market & we made money in the 1960's. Just to put that in prospective. Wheat was averaging 3. to 4. dollars a bushel. Gas was .35 cents, a new baler was $2500.
Ann11 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 12:25 PM
To force ethanol into gas at the 15 % mandate is taking 30% of the entire US corn crop. When was burning up a countries fuel a really smart idea? The country would be back in business if the markets were truly free. To do that we need to get out of NAFTA, WTO, Break up the big three, Cargill, ADA, Tyson Foods, DFA & Deans Foods under existing anti-trust laws. WTO & NAFTA, programs who's rules overrule member nations sovereignty would never pass a US Constitutional Challenge. No subsidies should ever be granted to private business unless that business can cash flow the project in five years without any more & it is in the interest of the taxpayers to in.vest in it. Grew up on a farm, farming ourselves now for 47 years, so have a wide view
Ann11 Wrote: Jun 16, 2012 12:27 PM
sorry the question should have read....When was burning up a countries FOOD a really smart idea?....instead of..............When was burning up a countries fuel a really smart idea?

This column was written by Townhall.com intern Kyle Bonnell

Every vote in Congress can be viewed as an opportunity to either increase liberty or increase government. Right now, the Senate appears poised to choose the latter as they prepare to vote on the 2012 Farm Bill.

The 1,000-page bill that Senators Debbie Stabenow and Pat Roberts are pushing through the Senate is chock full of massive spending, new entitlements, and new regulations. With corporate welfare and generous subsidies thrown in for good measure, the bill reflects everything wrong with out-of-control government. No wonder Congress is sporting a 17...