Democrat Is Afraid That New Farm Bill Will Have Farmers Turning Profits Instead Of Getting Subsidies
From the Comstock Report newsletter:
The farm bill is coming up for renewal in 2012 and the change in the political scene from the recent elections means the next farm bill will probably be different than the current farm bill. House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson will lose his chairmanship and the Republicans will take over the lead in the House Ag Committee. Peterson is worried that the Republicans will use high grain prices and the need to ramp up production as a way to create a revival of the Freedom to Farm Bill. Debate in the new Farm Bill will be centered over some kind of direct payments versus a safety net through the crop insurance program.
The reader who emailed the excerpt to me comments:
Why are government representatives afraid that farmers might succeed with free market initiatives. Are they afraid they will lose a voting bloc if they see success while off the teat?
Of course they’re afraid of losing a voting bloc. This is how Democrats gain power; they turn people into victims and then sell themselves as the saviors.
They don’t want an independent and prosperous electorate, because all those people need is the most basic of government that largely stays out of their way. What Democrats need is a dependent electorate they can sell “constituent services” to. They want us to need them, or at least think that we need them.
It doesn’t just happen with farmers, who are told that they are such poor businessmen/women that they couldn’t farm their land for a profit without assistance from the government. They do it with minorities too, telling them that America is a fundamentally racist country and that they only way they can prosper is through the aid of government programs. They do it with women, saying the only way for them to reach parity with men is through government programs that mandate parity.
The goal of big government politicians is to make their constituents think that they can’t live without more government. The goal of limited government politicians is (or should be) promoting an electorate that doesn’t, for the most part, need the government.Tags: colin peterson, farm bill