Forbes Billionaires Top US Welfare Ranchers List

  • metta

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    Mar 25, 2015 3:46 PM GMT
    Forbes Billionaires Top US Welfare Ranchers List


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    Mar 25, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    This is as wrong as subsidies for tobacco farmers. Give them enough to get out of raising the cancer crop and into another and then cut 'em all off. Same for the horse farms exemption in the IRS Code. We're not going to be using cavalry anymore.
  • tazzari

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    Mar 25, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    "The Koch brothers, Ted Turner, the Hilton family and nine other powerful ranchers... "

    "Ranchers," my ass. I grew up on a real ranch and still own the second one we bought in '71. Real ranchers work themselves to the bone, scrape by with a few loans, and are generally deeply honest, ready-to-help people I'm proud to know and be accepted by.

    I'd love to see the K brothers, Ted Turner, the Hiltons, or anyone else, two or three days into haying at 95 - 100 degrees, or keeping irrigation going or getting up three or four times a night during calving -or fixing a neighbor's tractor or doing anything that makes the real community or real ranchers so strong.