An increasing theme I keep hearing and reading is that we should have a
government that doesn't respond to problems and doesn't care about its
people. Some of the comments above suggest:Farmers suffering from
drought? Tough. Deal with it! Americans can buy more food from Asia. America's addicted to oil and middle class folks hurt by yo-yo oil
prices? Tough. Deal with it. Your own fault that you need a car to get to
work! Don't expect government to seek out solutions to collectively ween
the nation off Mideast oil. An uncaring government was not the
intent of our founding fathers that sought collective, mutual protection of
states and people for survival.
Remember, farmers are competing with the heavily subsidized "green"
ethanol fuel industry for the reduced amount of corn coming to market this
year.So, we are paying to subsidize ethanol (which actually costs
more to produce than gasoline), and driving up prices for all types of food
which use corn or corn byproducts, and also the prices for feed corn which will
drive up meat prices.We need to end the foolish and unaffordable
ethanol subsidies immediately!
DVDNot really.That's distribution of risk and wealth.I
love the American farmer, but farm bailouts are crazy.
There is a good reason for helping farmers through federal aid (our tax
dollars), in addition to keeping them from failing due to poor luck, it helps
keep our food prices stable so that a bad year doesn't hurt so many of us
in this country.
Are there some technological ways to buffer a water supply that would be
feasible? Or 'near feasible' enough to put some thought and work into
it in order to help out later?