Silverwolf had a hard time not regurgitating his vegan muck the other day when he inadvertantly got drawn into watching the deliberations of the Agriculture Committee on the new Farm Bill, now euphamistically renomered the Nutrition and Energy Security Act in the new Orwellian Newsspeak of the Clinton-Bush collectivists. To watch this namby-pamby array of socialists give their drivelly speeches, which all began with the requisite boring arse-licking of their fellow committeemen, and a lot of hot air about bi-partisan consensus, was truly sickening. Wait till ’09 when they’ll be talking about tri-partisan discord. The collectivists have been securely in power for so long, ever since Hoover, that they are lulled into the deep lethe of repetition-sleep, when the mind assumes that a condition which has persisted for decades will continue due to its overwhelming inertia. But even 500 year-old oaks will fall at some instant, and the world will never be the same.
It was interesting to observe the universal boredom in the deliveries of all these pathetic socialists: Harkin, Chambless, Conrad, — what mealy-mouthed nothings— “Senator” Baucus, who evidently can’t get through a sentence without being diverted by a new incoming thought, forming one of the rare craters in the smooth moonscape of his intelligence—Grassley, who at least has a slight talent at down home politics with his “I don’t want to be the skunk at the picnic, but…”—followed by a further array of socialists like Roberts, Leahy, Graham, Lincoln, Coleman, Stabinow and Nelson. All braying about farm security and energy security, and playing the role of Conservative by trying to shave a thin veneer of money off a bloated and rotten burl of coroporate giveaway. All of it stolen from individual free-market capitalists, who could have used it to improve their lives and the lives of their families. How much richer America would be if we kept the fruits of our labor in our own pockets and invested it in commodities than made our lives more commodious and productive, instead of giving it to the vast vacuum-cleaner of government to be distributed to its corporate minions and their barking dogs, the congressmen (except Ron Paul) and the government bureaucrats who garner such lucrative benefits from the government game. Yet the public has continued to vote for the charlatans of the two major parties for decades. Why? In large part because so many of them accrue big benefits through the socialist system, and, for many others, because they are trying to defend themselves against collectivist encroachments into their personal liberty via tax-confiscation to fund corporate socialism. A protest against theft; a theft that the “civil libertarians” of the left think is quite alright.
The farm bill gives 80% of its direct subsidies to corporations and wealthy farmers. According to the USDA, most farm subsidies are distributed to commercial farmers with average incomes of $199,975 and a net worth of just under $2million. Nor are the nations farmers poor. According to the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, the average farm household earns $81,420 annually, 29% above the national average, and has a net worth of $838,875, more than eight times the national average. Remember than when you hear these contemptable collectivist senators plead for your money to give away to these wealthy corporate parasites on the capitalist body-politic.
But even more telling is the fact that $192 billion are set aside over five years for food stamps, while only a mere $100 million is set aside over the same period for aid to soup kitchens and homeless shelters. The modern liberals evidently believe that those with home address (which you need to collect foodstamps) are worth more than 1900 times what the homeless are worth, since they would allocate $1900 food stamp dollars for every one given to the destitute. And then of course they oppose eliminating the restrictionist minimum-wage law, which outlaws the Right to Contract between free individuals in a market economy, and might mean the homeless could pick up a little work and a little more than spare change after a couple of days employment. The fat barking-dogs of the Green party don’t seem to have much trouble with this injustice. Maybe they’ve never slept under a bridge and tried to panhandle the money for coffee and junkfood. Much they care, esconced in the warm cocoon of their affluent liberalism, about the homeless and destitute.
Vote out these boring, gutless collectivists who rob your children. Vote for Libertarians and fiscal conservatives.
My, my, Silverwolf really must howl at his own fustian.