Palin's milk problem

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    The Wall Street Journal takes a look at an example where Palin didn't look like a small government conservative. "[W]hen Alaska government officials wanted to shut down a money-losing creamery, the governor overturned the decision after dairy farmers near her hometown complained the loss of subsidies would cripple them. On June 8, 2007, a board overseeing the 71-year-old state-run Matanuska Maid creamery announced the business would close after amassing $1.5 million in red ink since 2005, the result of a run-up in milk prices and other essentials. ‘I feel we are safeguarding the public interest in the decision that has been made,’ Mac Carter, chairman of the Alaska Creamery Board, said in a letter to the Palin administration."

    More: "On June 16, 2007, Gov. Palin attended a rally by dairy farmers near her hometown of Wasilla who pleaded that the creamery stay open to help them and other members of the local dairy industry. ‘Things are kind of a mess right now with what's happening with Mat-Maid, and we're going to clean it up,’ the governor said at the event. She then sacked the creamery board and replaced it. The new board, headed by one of her childhood friends, ordered the creamery kept open. Six months later -- after the business racked up more than $800,000 in additional losses, according to state officials -- the new board ordered it closed again.”

    Palin: When you've lost David Brooks? - First Read - msnbc.com
     
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    But you have no problem with Obama selling out the Countries citizens with higher food prices by supporting corn made Ethanol? That is just him helping out his voter base, right?

    Ohh and do not tell us you are all for shutting business down and firing people when Obama is supposedly going to create more jobs by taxing the shit out of Business and driving them bankrupt or out of the Country.
     
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    Big difference.

    The creamery board recommended closing the plant, and she fired them and replaced their leader with a childhood friend. And no, I don't have a problem with ethanol. It's made in America. We will be producing much more of it in the future with algae farms.

    Bush raised taxes more than any president in American history. A a $500 billion dollar deficit is an invisible tax.
     
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    Last I checked Alaska is America too and anyone working there is working IN America.

    Ohh and if Obama has his way we won't be using algae we will continue to use Corn. He has already stated that for the record. He supports CORN created Ethanol not algae created ethanol. But do pretend otherwise you dumb shit.
     
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    Provide a link, asshole.
     
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    Milk is a bad business in Alaska, for one they don't have the amount of dairy farms that they do in the lower 48. Milk is expensive there and most of the time people use powdered milk. I don't agree that she should have fired the whole board but I agree she probably had to shut down the creamery. There probably wasn't enough production to sustain the business.
     
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    Yeah, she sounds like a Democrat, doesn't she? Oh well. Nobody's perfect.
     
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    here you go, almond joy...

    The candidates’ views were tested recently in the Farm Bill approved by Congress that extended the subsidies for corn ethanol, though reducing them slightly, and the tariffs on imported sugar cane ethanol. Because Mr. McCain and Mr. Obama were campaigning, neither voted. But Mr. McCain said that as president he would veto the bill, while Mr. Obama praised it.

    he's almost as big a phony as you, chrissie. lol

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/us/politics/23ethanol.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2&oref=slogin
     
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    No, she is an incompetent.

    That sounds like a Republican(Bush).
     
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    I suppose that's why she ran a government that enjoyed huge budget surpluses and she enjoyed an 80+% approval rating. :cuckoo:
     

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