cap and trade,health care, farm subsidies
Don Kraft 11/06/2010 @ 10:24am
Heaven help us if farmers should have to bear a little pain in pursuit of a better environment. Were we as panic stricken when crude oil prices were driven into the universe and $4 gas and diesel were consumed. No, that is the free market and there was no fear of farmers being priced out of business. Capitalists gouging us is Ok but we can't have government trying to alter human behavior even though they do it all the time with the tax code.
Perhaps we should talk about the farm subsidy trough that most of us have had our nose in for decades. And single payer crop insurance that should give us a marxist status just as much as single payer health insurance. Yet not a peep. Just a normal expectation that our capitalist society ought to insure farmers financial success while ordinary citizens stumble and fail under the pressures of high health insurance costs.
ANd then the tax code that allows farmers to write of a $250k or $500K machinery purchase in the tax year it is purchased. Nothing like getting instant depreciation for items that take a decade or more to depreciate.
The point being is that I really don't think farmers have much to whine about. Government enducing higher fuel prices by cap and trade is an almost criminal act while those Arab states raise prices at will. Most of those folks are those hated muslims you know but they aren't hated as much as this president. S'plain it to me.
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