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Old 06-16-2018, 11:31 PM
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No. The corn subsidies are economically inefficient and environmentally unfriendly.


https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...-rethink-corn/
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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Corn subsidies = crony enrichment.

Anything beyond this is just commentary.

The same can be said about social security.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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The same can be said about social security.
Social Security and Medicare is not welfare or an entitlement it's a program that has been paid into by an employee's wages.

The Republicans want to privatize it because they are greedy criminals and do not care if it fails.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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Default Farm price supports?

Can a group member please explain or link me to an explanation of the current method for federal price supports of agricultural commodities?

I've been browsing through the 1946 – 1952 volume of Truman's autobiographies and I read his too brief explanation of the then Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan's proposed price support method. I understood his reasoning for pegging all other of farm those commodities to the price of corn. I currently don't wish to discuss that reasoning.

I'm interested in his goal to provide payments sufficient for smaller sized farms rather than providing for large-scale agricultural “factories”.
How could the federal government administer those payments to prevent large landowners from sub-dividing their acreage in manners as to qualify each sub-division to its full extent of federal benefits? Isn't in comparatively simple to conceal commercial association between individual landowners or individual enterprises leasing or owning farmland?

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