Reply to "AlObama farmers to back OBama"

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Originally posted by seeweed:
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Originally posted by F350:
I feel like all farm subsidies should be abolished. If your business depends on government subsidies to survive then you have a poor business model.

Only if you wish to see the family farm disappear and the multinational owned mega-farms take their place. Something also would help the family farms is re-instituting the New Deal restrictions on Wall Street speculation of commodities.


Are you delusional, or a collector of subsidies!

"70 percent of farmers in Alabama did not collect subsidy payments - according to USDA.
Ten percent collected 81 percent of all subsidies.
Amounting to $2.03 billion over 15 years.
Top 10%: $18,696 average per year between 1995 and 2009.
Bottom 80%: $278 average per year between 1995 and 2009."

http://farm.ewg.org/region.php?fips=01000

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