Thursday, November 06, 2008

Do We Really Really Need Farm Subsidies?

Some in Congress claim that farm subsidies "insure a food supply for this nation." That's nonsense. It's the free market that "insures" the food supply.

You may not know that most farmers get no subsidies. Growers of apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, grapes, lemons, limes, lettuce, onions, oranges, peaches, pears, pineapples, potatoes, spinach, squash, tangerines, tomatoes and dozens of other crops are on their own.

There's no cabbage crisis or pineapple panic.

~John Stossel

5 Comments:

At 11/06/2008 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called buying votes. How do you think the Republicans kept the White House for 8 years?

 
At 11/07/2008 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called buying votes. How do you think the Republicans kept the White House for 8 years?

Well, thank God it is going to end on Jan 20 then.

 
At 11/14/2008 9:27 AM, Blogger brentley said...

whatever, it is because of these stupid liberals that ew are taxed and the money is distributed all over the world

 
At 11/22/2008 12:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Brentley, because robbing the poor and giving to the rich (repubs) is such a good thing.

 
At 11/25/2008 4:34 PM, Anonymous Joshua said...

Interestingly, Obama singled out farm subsidies today. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE4AM1QC20081125

 

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