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

Troy152 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 6:54 AM
Farm bill's keep coming up,,,well maybe the Goverment will just do away with all the help to farmers, that will be when they realize that nothing grows on concrete,the farm bill is overloaded with programs, like food stamps that makes look like it is a welfare office,but the actually things that is realited to farms is a must....Just about everything we eat comes from farms,or is someway farm related, like the trucking ind. the USA cannot function without farms or the trucking ind, everything in the USA is tied to these two types of business...So cut the non farm bills out of the farm bills but let our farmers work and produce our food ....Nothing would be in a grocery store without farms and nothing would get delivered without a truck..
Daddio7 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 10:06 AM
The Farm Bill is pork (that's a pun) for commodity crops like cotton, corn, and wheat. Farmers finance, grow and sell most other food crops with no need of government intervention. I farmed potatoes. I could sell some to a potato chip company with an advance contract. I could sell some to a local packing plant to be bagged up and place in grocery stores. Some food prices might rise and it will take a while to unwind all the government programs and those dependent on them.

The new problem with an old farm bill requiring the government buy milk at $6 a gallon could be solved with a presidential edict rescinding it. The president can send us to war with an emergency order, he can certainly lower the price of milk.
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 11:02 AM
The dairy industry has always had a ridiculous system anyway. First government jacks up the price with Depression era price supports and then spends more taxpayer dollars to convince people to buy more milk, The best acronym ever is for the government run Mid-Atlantic Milk Marketing Association - MAMMA (or shoul it be Nanny?).

The government never creates wealth; it only destroys it. Give me Sam Walton any day.

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...