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Thu Jan 22, 2015, 06:37 AM

167. You know Rex I am gonna back up a bit here with you

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and say that there is some confusion on our parts. My reply (that I said I never made) was suppose to be a response to be above to "Suich" who was post #22 (is below us now) My statement /subject was a direct quote of his/hers and was supposed to be directed at him/her and ended up where it did.

So I take it you should go give "Suich" a bit of what you are trying to give me as my post you are taking out of context was directed at him for making the statement...and it is a direct quote from him.

Now with that said - Guess what, just in 2006 Iowa farmers received: $1,220,000,000 yes that's "billion". And yet some want to make others think that the $2000 (average yearly subsidy/year for 15 years that her immediate family received) is something dramatic and will even make the statements such as "Oh you know her family is benefiting from her" and the only thing I think of in response to this is:

Why in the fuck did she not get them more when there was over a $1.2 billion in subsidies being passed out in the State in 2006? Hell they did not even get a subsidy that year.

I mean this is ridiculous, we all know she is an idiot, but I'd personally appreciate and expect a better effort from even an idiot.....and you think that's special? In 2013 the total farm subsidies passed out = $1.3 billion.

Now that $2000 a year average or so that her immediate family got over 15 years is not that significant now is it? And now maybe you are seeing why I think we should not fight by using the subsidies, the bread bags, or the contracts as ammo....it is a losing proposition and we will look bad by doing it.

Do you realize that from 1995 -2012 that there was just short of $24 billion in subsidies passed out in Iowa to farmers? Do you seriously think that her immediate family that received around $40K through all of that is gonna throw up any type of red flag or is a battle that we really want to fight?

Now when you get pissed and realize how much money that is you need to also consider the price of your food. If the subsidies were removed you'd be paying a lot more for a can of vegetables. And you know I just might bake my own bread if they ever end the subsidies as it would probably cost $5.00 or so for a loaf of bread at the store. Now we don't want that happening to the poor as they are on a "fixed" income. So they can still go out and buy that $1.00 loaf of bread vs a $5.00 loaf and their money goes just a bit further.

Now don't confuse me with promoting this shit, I'm just showing what is there and "why", you can take whatever you want and run with it. Personally I think that we should break up the big farms, the big banks and the "Too Big to Fail 2 political party system" we have going on. But that is just me, a small "wanna be" farmer who gets no subsidies, pays for most everything in cash (no need for banks) and holds my nose when I go to vote. Now as of late I can't help but think that this may just be my last time (Voting straight D ticket) before I cut my loses and switch over to independent. And OPs like this one really do not help in keeping me around this big ol tent but for some those $2000 subsidies and bread sacks are worth fighting over...and as you have probably noted - I am not gonna join that fight.


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