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Tag Archives: Theft

Farm Bill Rewards Rich Farmers, And The Rest Of Us Pay

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.”

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The farm bill doesn’t save any money, actually costs taxpayers more – Surprise!

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.

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Consumer Fraud Alert: Obamacare Exchange Policies

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.

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