Republican Contradiction

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    Drought Nation Heads for Dry Federal Well

    FROMMA HARROP


    As three-digit temps broil the sidewalks through late afternoon, one walks alone in this charming Nebraska panhandle city. These days, Chadron seems more pan than handle. The only thing breaking the silence is the nearly daily siren summoning local firefighters to a conflagration in the grass and brush countryside. Its source is usually easy to locate. Smoke clouds stand out in the big sky.

    As severe drought helps unleash fires in large parts of the vast and beautiful High Plains, its rural economy looks to Washington for help. Despite their claims of self-reliance, many inhabitants here and elsewhere in the agricultural heartland have little love for the free market. Now they are trying to drink at a federal well that has itself been drained by a weak economy and tax cuts. One can understand why the five-year farm bill will probably go nowhere until after the election.

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    And you think all conservatives or republicans like farm subsidies and the like??

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Farm subsidies are not a "Republican" initiative. They are a "politician" initiative, favored by very few among the general public.

    Global warming would not be responsible for drought. Higher temperatures cause greater rates of evaporation from the oceans (and other surface sources), thus producing clouds & rain. Warming effect is, if you will pardon the expression, a "wash."

    For every geographical area on earth right now that is experiencing drought, there are equal areas that are experiencing greater than normal rainfall, but it is not reported because it does not promote the Liberal story line. We have had rain or threat of rain in Pittsburgh every day for the past month. London was worrying about the weather for the Olympics, as it has been the coldest and wettest spring in over 200 years.

    Go figure.
     
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    ...and just WHY is the federal well running dry?

    Here's a partial list of "dry wells" sponsored by Barack H. Obama. His list is juxtaposed alongside a list of successful ventures aided by Bain Capital.

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    Obama can apologize to the farmers saying, "I'm sorry. I had to spend your money paying back the people that contributed to my campaign. Rather than just give them the money, we guaranteed their loans even though they were sure to go bankrupt. They lose, you lose, I win!
     
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    Farm subsidies is just nicely put "republican welfare" Without it, the GOP would lose their entire base of the rural hick vote.
     
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    Except for the many MANY conservatives and REPs who are against any type of welfare or subsidy...

    Nice try though, troll

    Oh... and I guess you would also say that you know the DEMs would lose their welfare base without their ever increasing handouts
     
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    "There are no losers here." That's how you know the government fucked the system up
     
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    Fuck off you condescending, intolerant prick.
     
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    Like Bachmann that also takes farm subsidies?
     

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