All You Need To Know About What Passes For Thought In America’s Conservative Movement …

A Missouri farmer who has accepted more than $1 million in farm subsidies from the United States government since 1995 is organizing a campaign against government spending on what he calls ‘handouts.’ (The Independent).


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3 thoughts on “All You Need To Know About What Passes For Thought In America’s Conservative Movement …”

  1. See, you have to think like a farmer. His rationale about farm subsidies is that he’s worked for them and paid into them with his taxes, and if there’s anything going that he can possibly register for in order to get subsidies, he’ll do it, because he’s a small businessman at the mercy of nature and global markets. He considers himself to be just as deserving, if not more so, than the bailed-out banks and automibile manufacturers, because he produces food, because he’s in a high-risk business, and he’s already kicked in his share.

    From Saskatchewan to Missouri, the same thinking.

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