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Double standards

July 7, 2013

Warning this letter will no doubt break the rule of letter etiquette composed by Jane Miller. I do apologize ahead of time....

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USABorn

Jul-07-13 4:49 AM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

Reeder hard at work trying to convince the public he knows something. But, it's just more bloviating, as usual!

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nobud74

Jul-07-13 6:02 AM

Mr. Reeder, please enlighten us as to why any business should benefit from the taxpayer. Please explain why farmers should have their activities subsidized by the taxpayer. Don't get me wrong, I love farmers and I love what they produce--my doc would say too much--but when the govt gets involved in picking winners and losers in any enterprise you have the advent of corruption, coercion and failing business models.

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Ritty77

Jul-07-13 7:26 AM

The author should review the definitions of "austerity" and "raucous" and strive to use them correctly in the future.

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Tgrammiex4

Jul-07-13 7:35 AM

Wasn't the Farm Subsidy program originally to help the independent farmer (small guys)in case of loss of crops due to weather, disease etc? Why is it now funding these huge farming businesses?Why do they shove alot of other things into this program?

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gavinf56

Jul-07-13 7:51 AM

H.R.1947 vote count taken on June 20,2013;

Yea - 187 D's, 1 R Nea - 231 R's, 1 D Not voting - 13 D's, 1 R

If you read the letter by Mr. Reeder, you could have sworn it was the D's that voted it down.

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GysgtUSMC

Jul-07-13 8:41 AM

Can someone please help me with this letter? It almost sounds like he is pointing out all the bad points of this bill but then blames republicans for not voting for it? Am I missing something?

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JerryfromRI

Jul-07-13 9:05 AM

"If you read the letter by Mr. Reeder, you could have sworn it was the D's that voted it down."

The Democrats can not vote anything down in the House of Representatives. The GOP can pass whatever legislation the want to over the objection of every single Democrat.

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gavinf56

Jul-07-13 9:21 AM

Yea Gunney, that is exactly the same thing I got from the letter. That is why I posted the voting results.

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philunderwood

Jul-07-13 9:23 AM

The government involvement in agriculture is a prime example of crony capitalism gone to extremes. Guess who benefits and who pays for it.

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CHayes

Jul-07-13 11:25 AM

" Mr. Reeder, please enlighten us as to why any business should benefit from the taxpayer."

I would say that citizens having access to food is less a business matter, and more a national security matter. IOW, a loaf of bread does not equal an iPod.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-07-13 8:51 PM

@phil

I think what happened to the food supply during the Great Depression is a great example of what happens when the government takes a laissez faire approach to agriculture.

But hey Phil, if you think we'd be better of as a nation passing out 'will work for food' signs instead of food stamps then, by all means, make your case.

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WKnapp

Jul-07-13 10:33 PM

JerryfromRI

Jul-07-13 8:51 PM

I think what happened to the food supply during the Great Depression is a great example of what happens when the government takes a laissez faire approach to agriculture.

The so-called 'Great Depression', so-called only in the USA because it lasted longer and went deeper than anywhere else in the world, is a prime example of what happens when government has choices of what to do and always chooses the wrong solution. The Depression of 1920 was statistically worse than the one of 1930-1942, but was quickly ended by cutting government spending in half and reducing tax rates, thereby increasing revenue. It worked so well that it ushered in the Roaring Twenties. Sadly, when the stock market crashed in October 1929, President Hoover, being a big government guy, tried to do all the wrong things, but the D Congress wasn't going to allow him to have the wrong things he sought, or anything else, for that matter.

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WKnapp

Jul-07-13 10:39 PM

Not saying that having an R Congress would have changed things much, except maybe forced us into WWII sooner. But, that D Congress saved up doing all the wrong things for when their guy, FD Roosevelt took office in 1933.Those wrong policies and solutions caused the depression to last for twelve years, with only our entrance into WWII ending it.

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Ritty77

Jul-08-13 2:36 AM

"But hey Phil, if you think we'd be better of as a nation passing out 'will work for food' signs instead of food stamps then, by all means, make your case."

They must have deleted the post where Phil said that.

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JerryfromRI

Jul-08-13 8:50 PM

Hey thanks for the history lesson.

What happened to the supply of food during that time?

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JerryfromRI

Jul-09-13 11:49 AM

Is that supposed to be an answer?

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