Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
This comment in the article explains why "Farm groups protect these benefits
with lobbyists and campaign contributions. Congressional farm committees'
power rests on their control of subsidies."It is the same reason
we will never see a flat tax with no deductions. What good is taxation to
bureaucrats if they can't control our behaviour through the tax code. This
is why Obama didn't care about revenue increases through eliminating
loopholes instead of raising rates.The whole reason for tax and
spend policies is power. Power is the lifeblood of Washington. Those with power
will never willingly relinquish control. It will continue to grow until it
consumes us all. Liberals and the press want to give them even more power.
How about we stop all subsidies to Business. Farming is a business.How about stopping special tax breaks for business. How about we
stop special accounting gimmicks for business. How about we stop
allowing some businesses to ignore civil law for wages and insurance.How about we stop allowing business to interfere with the election and
representation in our government. How about we stop all taxes on
business profit income and tax only and all personal income at a flat rate to be
collected from all American business at the business itself. No individual tax
returns. How about we eliminate unnecessary levels of government.
No Sacred Cows...literally.BTW -- Where are the Tea-Party
Republicans?This is their signature issue, and yet not a peep.Reminds me of Mitt Romney not being able to suggest ONE tax loop-hole
he'd close.All Talk, All hype, All thetoric....hypocrites.
LDS Liberal: Speaking of hypocrites...Other than vague responses to
cut "waste, fraud, and abuse", you won't get any politician -
Republican or Democrat, to tell you exactly where they will cut spending.You criticise Romney for doing the exact same thing Obama does, yet you
give him a complete pass. Obama won't tell you a single place he will cut
spending either.We have created an entitlement culture where every
government program has a built-in constituancy and any attempt to even slow its
growth (let alone really cut its budget or heaven-forbid, eliminate it) will
result in comercials showing you throwing granny off a cliff.I want
real cuts (including defense, any oil subsidies, and other conservative sacred
cows) in government or we will go over a real cliff together with our hands
still around each other's throats.Please tell me what specific
cuts YOU are willing to make on your side.
Ultra Bob:Some other "businesses" we should cut off the
government teat:Planned parenthood.PBSGreen EnergyUnions....the list goes on and on...
JoeCapitalist2Orem, UTPlease tell me what specific cuts YOU
are willing to make on your side.1:32 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013============ I'm am USAF veteran, and currently an engineer
at HAFB.So I know all about sacrificing one's self for the betterment
of our Nation.I'd like to see the DoD budget cut in half, even if it means I'm laid off.How's THAT?Now
- You turn.What Sacred Cow are YOU willing to give up for the good of our
You go LDS liberal,Half would be a good start. The 700 billion DOD
budget doesn't even count the CIA - dozens of other clandestine agencies
and Homeland security. It's more like a trillion dollars on
This country can do without a lot of things... a reliable food source isn't
one of them. We could even survive $10 a gallon of gas prices - not that I want
them - but we would survive and adjust. Food.... not so much. Stability in
the basic feeds is what keeps the prices of many of the other food sources
prices in check. Grain, Corn and the like - if we didn't have price
stability there - every trip to the grocery store would be an adrenalin rush.Way overly simplistic thinking going on.JoeCapitalist... so
on green Energy - you are willing to let our country become a laggard in this
areas - let China and Germany dominate that technology? We are willing to pass
on the next tech boom because ..... why? With thinking like that, there would
be no Silicon Valley, Redmond Washington, or Triangle Research Park. In my
state, where Durham is a blip on the map, over 40% of our states new jobs are
being created in this cities boarders... led by companies like Cree. Penny wise - pound foolish I would say is what your plan is.
JoeCapitalist2.When I say business, I mean all business. Every
organization that handles money for others is a business. Churches, Charities,
profit or non profit, all those you listed and every other.We might
exempt small private government units like the neighborhood boat club and
housing authorities and even single persons like independent plumbers. But for
certain we have to include every commercial entity that has a significant size.
More welfare reform is needed, I just saw a welfare queen farmer driving a
$50,000 truck.We won't go without food if we cut off subsidies.
Food will represent more of the true cost of production. It would probably
become more expensive but we do have an obesity problem don't we? What would be cut off from subsidies first should be inedible corn used for
feed-stock and corn sugar. And the change should be slow over a
decade so farmers don't starve their cattle and try to get their handouts
back by blackmail.
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