Some thoughts below on the Farm Bill from the always interesting Stephen Moore.
It’s a bumper crop this year for farmers, lobbyists, and members of Congress in rural districts. But we are the ones being reaped like so much wheat.
The bill is good for the farmers, you know, the salt of the earth, who on average are far wealthier than the average taxpayer so we can feel good about that.
Sorry Mr. Cubicle Worker, you don’t have a lobbyist so no big government check for you.
And for the record, this particular pile of crony capitalism was driven for the most part by the Republicans. The people who say they are for “reining in spending.”
People lose their senses when entering the land of the farm bill. Conservatives vote for subsidies and feel perfectly fine about it while voting to cut food stamps. (Which should be reduced but so should the farmer subsidies.) When one explains to a farmer that they are essentially on welfare and costing the taxpayer billions of dollars one invariably hears back that farmers feed the the country and that somehow they deserve all the welfare that they get because they feed us.
What you got ain’t yours. Pay up, We’ve got bloated governments to pay for which were fueled by debt and boneheaded politicians. We made promises we couldn’t keep. The only reason you have what you have is because of “privilege” anyway. Fork it over. The government needs a bailout.
No, the title above does not refer to online predators pretending to be healthcare.gov, so they can steal your most private financial information. That is a risk for anyone navigating to healthcare.gov, but in this case we are talking about how the Obamacare policies themselves are deceiving consumers.
Honestly citizens, just cut these people off. They won’t know what to do. It is after all YOUR money they want. Just shut them down. It’s time to get real. We work too hard for this nonsense.
The EBT system went down over the weekend for a brief time nationally and in order to accommodate shoppers 2 Louisiana Walmarts decided to accept food stamps cards without limits.
This was not smart. As word traveled, shoppers descended on the stores and picked it clean.
I can tell you as one who spends a fair amount of time in Washington DC that times are good in and around the District. I’ve lived in the suburbs of the place for nearly 20 years (I can’t believe that I just wrote that) and I have never seen as many Teslas, Maseratis, Ferarris, and high end Mercedes Benzes driving down Constitution Avenue as I do now. The place isn’t littered with them, but they are pretty common. More common than in your home town it’s probably safe to say.
For the vast majority of people under 35 Obamacare is an enormous crony capitalist jack. Plus it’s killing jobs young people need to survive. Win win.
“Well, as through the world I’ve rambled, I’ve seen lots of funny
Some rob you with a sixgun, some with a fountain pen” – Woody Guthrie
Of course that good commie Woody Guthrie was talking about country banks which went under at almost the rate of farms in the 1930s.
No, nowadays the fountain pen is in the hand of a g man from Washington.