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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oil companies don't actually get much in the way of real-live subsidies, but the ones they do get, I agree, should be cut off, right along with the subsidies to the green energy flops that try to pass themselves off as legitimate businesses.

    However, I think farm subsidies should remain in place. If you like foreign oil, you're going to love foreign food.
    You need to check your produce...and where it comes from, we eat tons of foreign food, just not meat, poultry and pork, but fruits, veggies and grains come from everywhere

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    You do realize that farmers are paid to not raise crops, that farmers are told what crops to grow, and that the subsides only force the prices to be lower in FOREIGN markets right?

    Exactly and thats absurd...its also to control prices here.

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Exactly and thats absurd...its also to control prices here.
    exactly..
    growing up in a small farming community, i can tell you for fact there is no such thing as a "poor crop farmer". the #3 county in the #3 state for many years running on subsidy payouts.. Illinois Summary || EWG Farm Subsidy Database

    millions of dollars paid out for front lawns that are mowed and tended like meadows, "farm vehicles" that never leave asphalt..
    fleecing at its best and the elected creeps will never have the gonads to do something. it seems their lobbyists are very, very influencial.

    no subsidies and close the loopholes, level the field..

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    exactly..
    growing up in a small farming community, i can tell you for fact there is no such thing as a "poor crop farmer". the #3 county in the #3 state for many years running on subsidy payouts.. Illinois Summary || EWG Farm Subsidy Database

    millions of dollars paid out for front lawns that are mowed and tended like meadows, "farm vehicles" that never leave asphalt..
    fleecing at its best and the elected creeps will never have the gonads to do something. it seems their lobbyists are very, very influencial.

    no subsidies and close the loopholes, level the field..
    Years ago it was called the Midwest Payoff....this is simple the payoff small farmers keep them fat and lazy so they dont outprice the big guys like Dole and force prices down.
    I had a friend who planted Xmas trees on 10 acres and got 20 grand a year for years for not planting other crops, he didnt live on the property, didnt live near the property never went to visit the property never watered the trees or cut them down...he bought saplings for peanuts just stuck them in the ground they came inspected once and his cash cow kept flowing

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Umm... perhaps because food security is vital to the secuity of a nation and civilization wouldn't even be POSSIBLE without agriculture??? Gee... some people are so silly...
    So your saying that farmers cant support themselves? Since when?
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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Corporate taxes are just passed on to the consumer. Economics 101...

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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    So your saying that farmers cant support themselves? Since when?
    Since they had to compete against farmers from countries that heavily subsidize agriculture...
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    Re: John Boehner: Oil companies should pay their 'fair share'

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Corporate taxes are just passed on to the consumer. Economics 101...
    I want to see Federal taxes on gas reduce by and equal amount of the oil subsidies and tax breaks.

    Then we benefit.

    Obama and his Administration will find a way to waste it and it will be of no use to us when we need cuts now in gas prices because the economy is in deep trouble mand a sudden drop in gas pices will have a affect right now.
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