coolarmydude saidCaslon9000 said, "I like that he will use this opportunity to cut useless programs....like giving subsidies to agribusiness that doesnt need it....and many others. "
I was cheering about that one too. Good-bye subsidies (mostly, hopefully). I think this will help bring food prices down and make agribusiness more competitive for the small farms.
...on further thought about small farms: that will help strengthen organic farming, which is something of note about the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture...
Right now the cost of milk production is above it's value. What has greater importance, low cost of milk -a major source of nutrition for many families- or free market?
I agree most subsidies are a total joke
, but there is some common sense within the fundamental idea of subsidies.
A local farmer who gets massive subsidies recently bought a truck dealership and a few local businesses.
It's not as simple as Obama saying he's going to do away with subsidies (to those making 250,000, wasn't it?). The reason there are such high subsidies in the first place, in my opinion, is because our government representatives are bought. That's how it works. Those with money give support to those representatives who do as they say. The 'vote' counts for nothing if the candidates have been chosen for your consideration, and they are chosen based on how much money they have after bartering away their ethics.