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RINOS Play FarmVille

Boilermaker Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 11:38 AM
Amen, and I'm NOT defending the policy, quite the opposite. Most farmers I know are in favor of an end to all subsidies and to allow the free market to prevail. In the end, top-to-bottom producer subsidies hurt the small farmer and make it harder for him to compete with the larger producer. However, they need to be phased out gradually. I’d also like to point out that all ethanol subsidies have been paid to Ethanol Producers (most in the form of tax credits) and not to farmers.
Farming is a game to RINOS (Republicans In Name Only). But farming is not a game. Not in America. We are the world’s No. 1 exporter of wheat, corn and soybeans. If we mess up, global food prices soar, livestock die, and streets erupt in riots.

The GOP is supposed to be the party that “gets” economics. Republicans pride themselves on fiscal responsibility and censure Democrats for wasteful spending. But, when it comes to farming, many Republicans fail Econ 101.

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