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Old Today, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I know a former Iraq vet who is very right wing. He just had a baby with his girlfriend. The baby was born months early and was in NICU for all that time. The girlfriend is on Medicaid and they have no intention of marrying because the baby will be expensive and plus all the benefits she receives. He does not see how his right wing views contradict with his actions, just like the farmers. They say one thing and do the opposite. The farmers are such a classic example now though and I do think we have too many farmers.
But, why didn't they marry so they can take advantage of his Veterans benefits? That is after all, a sample of the universal health care that the left wing has been advocating hard for so long.

What about March of Dimes? I know many couples who had premature babies and March of Dimes came and helped them out with whatever they needed.
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Old Today, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Can some one say
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you!"
Actually, there is some truth to the article. And this is what is really happening. It's the big farming companies that will lobby congress to help them keep at the top of the food chain, and it's often the little farmers that are hurt because of it.
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
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But, why didn't they marry so they can take advantage of his Veterans benefits? That is after all, a sample of the universal health care that the left wing has been advocating hard for so long.

What about March of Dimes? I know many couples who had premature babies and March of Dimes came and helped them out with whatever they needed.
I don't know. My point is the contradiction between the rhetoric and the actual behavior, similar to what we see with farmers who scream about socialism but are in fact dependent on socialism in order to exist. Let the market decide which farmers stay in business without propping them up.

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Do you not understand that our federal government controls farming?

Farmers often don't even control their own land.
Our federal government controls handing out farmer welfare. The farmers can grow what they want and they do, whether it's soybeans, corn for diesel, etc. The farmers like the lifestyle and as long as the government is buying them off, it works for them. Unfortunately, with all the tariffs, many of the trading partners are finding other sources in other countries. We may or may not get those trading partners back. If we don't, we DEFINITELY will have too many farmers - way too many. If the government wasn't propping them up right now, they would be dropping like flies.
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Old Today, 12:48 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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I honestly think the Farmers will be just fine and will actually come out ahead, especially with soy bean exports once the trade deal is solidified. For the time being, China seems to be just waiting this out, watching our election and the Democratic hyper-partisanship towards Trump's and Lighthizer's policies.

They're hoping a Dem candidate wins so that they can ease up on the trade agreement and go back to having the advantage like they always have. They know Biden, Warren, Harris, and Sanders are EXTREMELY soft, and big time globalists and that the "America first" policy will get tossed immediately if any of them walks into office.
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Old Today, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't know. My point is the contradiction between the rhetoric and the actual behavior, similar to what we see with farmers who scream about socialism but are in fact dependent on socialism in order to exist. Let the market decide which farmers stay in business without propping them up.
Yeah, I can understand. It's why I am an independent. Conservatives like to praise the Bible and God, but then try and use it to slam gays, but the bible itself says that it is not up to us to judge.

I also see a company like Disney, who claims to support liberals with their plight to poor people, but then they turn around and hire immigrants on the cheap, but then charge and arm and a leg to get into their parks so you would have to very fortunate to have a vacation there.
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Old Today, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I don't eat industrial-grade soy - do you?
Well no. I can't eat soy any more. It is rich in oxalates and helps cause kidney stones.
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Old Today, 01:04 PM
 
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Well, eventually we will all buy that figurative farm!
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Old Today, 01:13 PM
 
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Actually, there is some truth to the article. And this is what is really happening. It's the big farming companies that will lobby congress to help them keep at the top of the food chain, and it's often the little farmers that are hurt because of it.
If the farmland is concentrated in the hands of fewer, but richer, people - why, that's perfectly aligned with Republican policy, isn't it?
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Old Today, 01:21 PM
 
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There is no place to store the soybeans. The grain elevators are full. In my area some farmers are plowing them under and just trying to survive the loss. There are still areas with small family farms.
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Old Today, 01:28 PM
 
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Maybe the stockpiles of soybeans could be used for biofuels. I'm not kidding about this. America produces alot of corn. I'd rather see some of the overstock used for biofuels than high fructose corn syrup. We in America drink too much pop anyway.
Corn is one of the worst for bio fuels, waste of money. Sugarcane is much better.
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