[Vwdiesel] Snobbery and Car Fixing

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Wed Jun 16 22:33:22 EDT 2004

NAFTA killed my sawmill with cheap lumber from Canada, now globalization
is destroying my second career in IT. I can't even pay my student loan 
-- why the hell should farmers get welfare?

   Gee, low prices, OSHA, environmentalists and liabilty insurance/lawsuit 
threats closed ours down LONG before anyone ever heard of NAFTA, about 
20 YEARS before.  They first revamped to handle "toothpicks" then that 
got kaboshed too.
  I've never been a big advocate of farm subsidies, orchard farmers don't 
and never did get any AFIK.  Most developed countries do subsidize all 
kinds of industries.  This country doesn't.  Seems if they are going to 
make an exception, farms would be a good one.
  Low prices is the reason the small farm doesn't make it.  Bankrupt all 
the big farms and food will be less available and prices would go up.  
Prices go up and only those who could afford to buy up the bankrupt 
farrms would have the land.  They control the production and the prices 
stay up and they get rich.  Farming makes money but it ain't a shortcut 
to wealth, now anyway.  It's also a good way to lose money.  Buy at 
retail, sell at wholesale and used to be the only leagalized gambling 
in most states.  ;-)

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