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Yes, this is too damn bipartisan for my taste.

Democrats proposed $1,105,442,000 in deficit-financed “emergency” aid to cover agricultural losses due to hurricanes
and wildfires that occurred in 2018, the exact dollar amount proposed in the December bill. A bipartisan group of
members lobbied to increase this, and the House agreed, resulting in a final tally of just over $3.0 billion.

The bill expands those eligible for aid to explicitly include businesses that lost poultry, livestock, milk, and private forests.
It even reaches back to last February’s emergency spending bill for 2017 hurricanes and wildfires and retroactively makes
eligible “losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold.” The similarities are uncanny.

https://www.taxpayer.net/featured/quiet-decline-of-common-sense-in-federal-farm-policy/
Also expensive, and at the taxpayer’s expense.

Now add on the ethanol thievery, and all of the other crops in the omnibus farm bill.

Soon it's socialism only a capitalist could love.
 
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Yes, this is too damn bipartisan for my taste.

Democrats proposed $1,105,442,000 in deficit-financed “emergency” aid to cover agricultural losses due to hurricanes
and wildfires that occurred in 2018, the exact dollar amount proposed in the December bill. A bipartisan group of
members lobbied to increase this, and the House agreed, resulting in a final tally of just over $3.0 billion.

The bill expands those eligible for aid to explicitly include businesses that lost poultry, livestock, milk, and private forests.
It even reaches back to last February’s emergency spending bill for 2017 hurricanes and wildfires and retroactively makes
eligible “losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold.” The similarities are uncanny.


Also expensive, and at the taxpayer’s expense.

Now add on the ethanol thievery, and all of the other crops in the omnibus farm bill.

Soon it's socialism only a capitalist could love.

First, you're going to need to fix the thread title and OP so it complies with DP requirements for threads in the "Breaking News" subforum. I suggest you collaborate with a moderator to effect the necessary qualities.


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Say what?
 
Yes, this is too damn bipartisan for my taste.

Democrats proposed $1,105,442,000 in deficit-financed “emergency” aid to cover agricultural losses due to hurricanes
and wildfires that occurred in 2018, the exact dollar amount proposed in the December bill. A bipartisan group of
members lobbied to increase this, and the House agreed, resulting in a final tally of just over $3.0 billion.

The bill expands those eligible for aid to explicitly include businesses that lost poultry, livestock, milk, and private forests.
It even reaches back to last February’s emergency spending bill for 2017 hurricanes and wildfires and retroactively makes
eligible “losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold.” The similarities are uncanny.


Also expensive, and at the taxpayer’s expense.

Now add on the ethanol thievery, and all of the other crops in the omnibus farm bill.

Soon it's socialism only a capitalist could love.

When our government gives money to a business, it's not socialism, it's stirring economic growth. It's only socialism when an individual benefits. I think that's how it goes?
 
When our government gives money to a business, it's not socialism, it's stirring economic growth. It's only socialism when an individual benefits. I think that's how it goes?

Corporatism is the term no?
 
Yes, this is too damn bipartisan for my taste.

Democrats proposed $1,105,442,000 in deficit-financed “emergency” aid to cover agricultural losses due to hurricanes
and wildfires that occurred in 2018, the exact dollar amount proposed in the December bill. A bipartisan group of
members lobbied to increase this, and the House agreed, resulting in a final tally of just over $3.0 billion.

The bill expands those eligible for aid to explicitly include businesses that lost poultry, livestock, milk, and private forests.
It even reaches back to last February’s emergency spending bill for 2017 hurricanes and wildfires and retroactively makes
eligible “losses of peach and blueberry crops in calendar year 2017 due to extreme cold.” The similarities are uncanny.


Also expensive, and at the taxpayer’s expense.

Now add on the ethanol thievery, and all of the other crops in the omnibus farm bill.

Soon it's socialism only a capitalist could love.

That's not socialism, it's taking care of the rich, as usual. The poor people don't own peach orchards.
 
When our government gives money to a business, it's not socialism, it's stirring economic growth. It's only socialism when an individual benefits. I think that's how it goes?

It most certainly is socialism, as the taxpayer is forced to assume marketplace risk that is not their responsibility.

Economic growth is supposed to come from the marketplace only...not a handout to the capitalist.

It in most cases, is corporate welfare...pure and simple.

If the taxpayers wanted to help people than give to the people not a business or their employer.

Yours here is capitalist propaganda and it sure has got a hold on the masses.
 
That's not socialism, it's taking care of the rich, as usual. The poor people don't own peach orchards.

The right has denigrated every single penny going to people, calling almost everything socialism.

Give tax money to business or capital is every bit and much more expensive...socialism.

America created the richest socialists in world history with TARP and bailouts, ethanol, ag. subsidies etc. etc.

Now $12 billion to farmers hurt by tariffs, that is truly the kind of socialism only a capitalist could love.
 
Corporatism is the term no?

Financially it's called capitalist fascism.

Taxpayers forced to maintain a profit or insure capital against their own greed and venality.
 
It most certainly is socialism, as the taxpayer is forced to assume marketplace risk that is not their responsibility.

Economic growth is supposed to come from the marketplace only...not a handout to the capitalist.

It in most cases, is corporate welfare...pure and simple.

If the taxpayers wanted to help people than give to the people not a business or their employer.

Yours here is capitalist propaganda and it sure has got a hold on the masses.

It was meant as sarcasm pointed towards republicans, that's the way they think. Free markets rule, until we, the taxpayer have to bail out those greedy bast ards.
 
The right has denigrated every single penny going to people, calling almost everything socialism.

Give tax money to business or capital is every bit and much more expensive...socialism.

America created the richest socialists in world history with TARP and bailouts, ethanol, ag. subsidies etc. etc.

Now $12 billion to farmers hurt by tariffs, that is truly the kind of socialism only a capitalist could love.

You're right of course. By relabeling their fascism as "socialism", they pretend to be pleasing everybody. The truth is, it's bull****.
 

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