Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Green Takers

The 2013 Farm Bill needs to be reconciled between the Senate version and the House version. 

Let’s think about this.  The Farm Bill incentivizes farmers to be unproductive in order to drive up food prices.  This was instituted during the New Deal in the 1930’s.

Thirty years later the Foods Stamps program was passed into law as part of President Johnson’s Great Society agenda.  Presumably this was to help lower income people afford the food that the federal price supports had made so costly.

Did anyone in Washington, DC ever notice that the goal of capitalist, free market system is to create innovative methods of production and distribution so as to make so as to make goods more affordable and accessible to the masses?   Occam’s Razor demands that farm price supports be lifted so that an abundance of affordable food can be provided to a hungry world.

I wonder who’s paying for all this anyway?

As a perplexed Ricky Riccardo might lament, “Lucy, you have some ‘splainen to do”.

Has anyone other than me ever noticed the ever declining prices of flat screen TVs, computers, smart phones, tablets and such?

Perhaps it’s time we had a TV Bill, and a Computer Bill and a Smart Phone Bill?  Are you listening, Washington?


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