Only the all to quick to trot out their favorite stalking horse, or think because they are 'we the people' they somehow have a clue about the subject at hand. It was easy enough to see some were just posting to b*tch about a false issue because someone called it 'Big Government' interference with the noble toilers of the land, (place hand to heart, gentlemen will remove their hats!)
Envoking 'we the people' doesn't make up for being ill-informed. Hell's Bells, farming is one of THE most Big Government interference sectors out there, and the big time farmers are getting rich from it. Getting 'Big Government' out of agriculture would be the ruin of many 'corporate' family farms, and open we the people up to some pretty hefty costs for food you DON'T want to see....
Maybe on AM Talk Radio ranting on and on about false 'facts' and stirring the people works, I do have better hopes for here...
Maybe "big time farmers are getting richer." Not sure who they are--who are they? What kind of acreage are you talking about? And who specified that we were talking about "corporate" family farms?
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. Thomas Jefferson
The point I was making about envoking 'we the people' is it doesn't somehow make you smarter. just a bit pompass I think.
Now IF you don't know what a corporate family farm is, or how big a farmer is that the 'Big Government' interference creates a large profit margin, you might be one of the very ill-informed (taking a bit from Jeff Foxworthy)
IF you understood farming at all you would know acreage isn't a good indicator of wealth. A huge West Texas ranch (5,000 acres) can be dirt poor compared to a 300 acres soybean farmer in Mississippi.
Do you guys who 'worry' about the 4-H/FFA closing due to ahhhh 'interference' have a clue what ALL both groups do?
Do you have any idea who funds them?
My thought is even if the FFA/4H officals don't certify to teach the upgraded course, both groups would be FAR better off to be shuck of the responsibility.
But what do I know, it is just my lively hood and such...
News from The Associated Press
Under heavy pressure from farm groups, the Obama administration said Thursday it would drop an unpopular plan to prevent children from doing hazardous work on farms owned by anyone other than their parents.
The surprise move comes just two months after the Labor Department modified the rule in a bid to satisfy opponents. The agency made it clear it would exempt children who worked on farms owned or operated by their parents, even if the ownership was part of a complex partnership or corporate agreement.
That didn't appease farm groups that complained it would upset traditions in which many children work on farms owned by uncles, grandparents and other relatives to reduce costs and learn how a farm operates. The Labor Department said Thursday it was responding to thousands of comments that expressed concern about the impact of the changes on small family-owned farms.