[SpamCop-Social] Re: hands up those who are surprised
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Thu Feb 10 02:33:29 EST 2005
> Robert wrote:
>> "Borgholio" <borgholio at storymind.com> wrote in message
>> news:cu95q7$h29$1 at news.spamcop.net...
>>> Sylvesterthekat wrote:
>>>> US President George W Bush has presented his 2006 budget to Congress,
>>>> cutting 150 domestic programmes in a bid to lower the record US
>>>> The $2.58 trillion (£1.38 trillion) budget includes reduction in
>>>> to farmers, and lower spending on the environment, education, and
>>> Reduction in subsidies to farmers? It's not bad enough that he's
>>> on our Constitution / Civil rights and getting us stuck in another
>>> but he's trying to fucking starve us now?
>> No one will starve because of that. And I always thought that farm
>> subsidies were asinine. They're
>> basically taking our money away through taxes and giving it to big
>> farming industry to overproduce -
>> not for any sound economic reason, but a purely political one.
>> Everyone has this image of the poor,
>> single family farm out in the Midwest that goes out of business
>> without help from Uncle Sam. It's a
>> myth, pure bunk.
>> As far as cutting programs, I doubt much will happen but it's a step
>> in the right direction. The
>> Bush administration has been (to quote more than one economist) "the
>> most wildly fiscally
>> irresponsible administration in American history". It's a pity we're
>> stuck in Iraq now, because that
>> just makes it worse. We definitely are in for a world of hurt when it
>> comes time to pay down the
>> debt, the longer we wait the worse it will be.
>> I really wish we had national referendums. I'd vote yes for mandating
>> national debt reduction to
>> zero over a set period of years, and removing all content regulatory
>> authority from the FCC, among
>> other things.
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