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Obama Proposes Last Minute "Mini Deal," Adding Milk Lobby Bonus

Jo334 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:36 AM
I have always disagreed with farm subsidies. I can remember back in the 80's all the hoopla about we've got to help the farmers keep their farms that have been in their family for generations. Well all that did was create bigger, and bigger farms until they became big business. Now the question is "are the farm business' to big to fail?" Same question that was asked about the other types of big business that we've bailed out......I say let'em make it on their own or fail.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 2:07 PM
I remember back in the early 50's when I lived in Kansas, a new caddy was parked on the street with a sign on saying.......PAID FOR BY THE US GOVERMENT FOR NOT GROWING WHEAT.........Not very many small farmers left, most have sold out to big corperates.......

The one thing I am always afraid of in budget negotiations is that virtually nothing is done, or worse yet, something counterproductive is done.

Obama's latest Fiscal Cliff "Mini-Deal" Proposal is exactly the kind of counterproductive nonsense I am talking about.

Assuming the above Atlantic Wire article is correct ...

  1. The deal would delay or replace the vast majority of spending cuts called for in...