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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    What gets me is that farmers are very predominately Republican, yet the GOP opposes farm programs.

  2. Mark

    Mark said, over 2 years ago

    Nah, they only oppose the food stamp portion of the problem. You know, the part that goes to THOSE people.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    “What gets me is that farmers are very predominately Republican, yet the GOP opposes farm programs.”

    If they’re Republican, they’ll understand why profitable agribusiness need the government subsidies that would otherwise be wasted by independent farmers.

  4. jdlambert

    jdlambert GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    We have subsidized agriculture for decades, but the 2014 farm bill begins the elimination of subsidies and replaces them with crop insurance.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Truth hurts stop selling children in to slavery Washington.

  6. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 2 years ago

    While conservatives love to keep people poor.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Want to have an eye opening experience? Dust off your resume, state that you have been unemployed for over six months,and apply for job openings in your area. See how easy it is to get an offer of employment that allows you a living wage.

  8. josefw

    josefw said, over 2 years ago

    It is not a “Farm Bill” anymore. It is the “Food Stamps and Nutrition Bill.” 79.6% of the farm bill is dedicated to food stamps and nutrition.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/10/the-senate-is-voting-on-a-955-billion-farm-bill-heres-whats-in-it/

  9. Markhop53

    Markhop53 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The food stamp program has not ever been cut. Maybe the increase has been slowed, but it’s never been cut. There are more people on food stamps than ever have been. There are as many people on the government dole in this county as the whole population of Australia.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    “Agribusiness” is an euphemism. They are not farmers. The proper terms are plantation and planters. Sure, it brings back images of slaves and cotton, but the modern ones use machines (and undocumented “furriners”) to grow GMO “food”.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    “Most “conservatives” I know believe that “poor” people are poor by choice because they are averse to the alternative – WORK!”

    An absolutely perfect summary, and if it was one that I had come up with, I’d probably be derided as being a leftist hack.

    And most conservatives that I know also believe the same thing. The key word here is “believe”. And as long as one holds on to those beliefs, it’s easy to dismiss their circumstances, and therefore easy to determine that they have no needs. Well done, sir: you have boiled today’s popular conservatism to its essence, to wit:

    “The poor and unemployed are that way because of one and only one reason: they are lazy. Therefore, they are not worthy of consideration nor charity. End of story.”

    Thanks for putting it so very well.

  12. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    Save yourself from the stupidness, self deport from GoComics… please.

  13. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    15 of the 16 states with food stamp cuts are ‘blue’ states.

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