America wants cheap food. Period. In the past, cattle took better than 30 months to reach slaughter weight on grass. Under current industrialized agricultural methods cattle can go from birth to the meat case in less than 12 months. Its very similar for chickens, hogs or any other common form of protein we consume on a daily basis. All this requires cheap grain, which in turn is produced with assistance of govt. subsidization. In the past, meat was often a luxury meal for most Americans. Now we all get to eat it nearly every day. Most of my neighbors farm. I don’t know one of them that would be taking subsidies just to screw the American taxpayer. Farmers usually just end up being a small cog in the great wheel of food production. So, if you don’t like the system, don’t participate. Buy all your food from a local producer and pay the actual price of production+profit. Don’t patronize Safeway, or Walmart or Kroger etc.- otherwise you are implicitly participating in the system. It’s a much more complicated issue than just paying farmers not to produce.
Yes, I totally DISAGREE
with the government paying people to NOT grow crops. What ever happened to
supply and demand? I thought that was lesson #1 in Economics.
I guess it is fair for me to assume that you don't agree the the government
paying some NOT to grow wheat or NOT to raise pigs so that those that DO can
survive on a reasonable profit margin and not be flooded by over production
creating too much product for not enough demand...?
On 8/9/06 8:57 AM, "David Sovereen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Since when do the people on this list support taxation, waste, andgovernment subsidies? Why should the burden of providing high-speedInternet to people in underserved (typically rural) areas fall on theshoulders of taxpayers? I don't want my taxes to pay to expand your networkor for Joe User to get your service.If people want services, they should live in a city. If they want to livein rural areas, they should do so with the understanding that services(water, sewer, EMS, schools, cable, high-speed Internet, just about anythingand everything) are harder to come by and sometimes more expensive. No onemakes people live in the country. People choose to on their own, and theyshould take responsibility for the costs and/or lack of services associatedwith that decision.Just my own 2 cents.Dave989-837-3790 x 151989-837-3780 fax129 Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640----- Original Message -----From: "Chadd Thompson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com>Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 8:36 PMSubject: RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces billtoencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas]IMO they need to start giving money to the end users to pay for hookup andinstallation. Stop paying to expand WISP's networks and give the moneywhereit is needed, if you want a bigger network pay for it out of your ownpocket. In IL I doubt you could drive from Chicago to St.Louis and not beable to hook up to a WISP.Give money to the people who need to put up a 45ft tower to get access.Thanks,Chadd-----Original Message-----From: [EMAIL PROTECTED][mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Jeff BroadwickSent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 5:54 PMTo: 'WISPA General List'Subject: RE: [WISPA] [Fwd: Durbin introduces bill toencouragehighspeedinternet access in rural areas]Don't forget the 3rd great lie..."I'm from the government and I'mhere to helpyou":-)Jeff BroadwickImageStream800-813-5123 x106--No virus found in this outgoing message.Checked by AVG Free Edition.Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.10.7/411 - Release Date: 8/7/2006--WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.orgSubscribe/Unsubscribe:
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