Political Book Summaries, Reviews and Opinions

Political Book Summaries, Reviews and Opinions

Max Baucus and Michelle Bachman are welfare Queens


Farm subsidies have become so corrupt that payments sometimes go to dead people for years. Federal farm subsidies, which were originally meant to help struggling farmers survive, are now little more than taxpayer robbery, taking taxpayer wealth from working Americans and sending it to the have-mores. According to 11 years’ worth of Environmental Working Group data that tracks $200 billion in subsidies, the wealthiest 10 percent of “farmers” have collected 75 percent of the money. That’s exactly the kind of socialism that Rep. Bachmann and her elite ilk like.

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Here’s a really horrible story. Well, the story itself is good, but the extreme moral manuevering being performed is horrible. Michelle Bachman, Chuck Grassley, Grassley’s son and grandson, Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, Stephanie Sandlin, and others, all accept rediculous amounts of money from the government through farm subsidies every year. They aren’t farmers. What are they don’t pulling down 25,000 – 50,000 a year in what essentially becomes welfare for the wealthy.

That’s the bad.

The worse is that America is a socialist country in many ways. We really do subsidize (read socialism) wealthy farming companies to grow corn, rice, cotton, soybeans and rice. Those 5 items are sold on the global markets for rediculously cheap prices. Tax dollars taken out of your pay check are sent to wealthy land holders so that they can sell product for cheaper than it costs to grow it. This has thrown the entire US food industry upside down. Do you know why crappy foods like high-fructose corn syrup is so cheap? Because your tax dollars are making it so. The government is picking winners and losers every single day. We haven’t had a free market in a century.

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