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5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

John5507 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:42 AM
Your myopic view forgot that we gave 4 BILLION in welfare to the oil companies last year, even as they made 20-30B in profits. We also paid farmers NOT to farm Unlike people that are hungry and need food, each of the proceeding groups has a lobby in washington to influence their welfare payments while hungry people don't. When did it become OK for people in the U.S. to go to bed hungry?
celticwanderer Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:57 PM
The concept of the modern American farmer is so skewed that it's going to cause what is left of family farms to give up in favor of collective megafarms. The belief that there are really no small family farms left only huge farms that employ hundreds of workers is crazy. I heard someone say this very thing on Fox News one day. That there are no family farms anymore, only large farms with farm managers. What!!! We live in Texas but own farmland in Kansas. We have two families that farm our land. I can tell you that they are not getting paid to not farm. We grow wheat, milo and soybeans. The past couple years we have taken it on the chin as the result of the drought. Even with crop insurance, we are receiving little to sustain us.
Hannah53 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:09 PM
Garbage and lies. The oil companies get the same tax breaks as other companies. You think the truth is elastic.
IsraelFirsterSecond Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 11:57 AM
The oil companies get the same breaks all other companies get.

It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having a...