“I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back. [roaring back for union bosses, not for the company] Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry. I don’t want those jobs taking root in places like China, I want those jobs taking root in places like Pueblo.”
~ Barack Hussein Obama
Everywhere Obama campaigns, he promises something, something costly for taxpayers and it’s all to buy votes and grow government, not to improve the lot of the citizens.
Obama’s latest debacle is a farm bill which will buy up meat from ranchers and farmers in the Midwest who are suffering from the drought. His bill will actually drive up prices as meat becomes less available. It will also affect gas prices.
In an op-ed at the Washington Examiner, Obama’s initiative was seen as an opportunity to protect the worthless ethanol program. That program requires a percentage of our fuel be laced with the polluting-agent ethanol and it does the opposite of what it was intended to do.
Even Hillary Clinton, once a strong proponent of ethanol in gasoline, has changed her mind.
Environmentalists and government officials know it increases carbon pollution and emissions, but the government continues to provide subsidies to corn growers (a voting bloc) to make the ethanol.
Because ethanol, made from corn, is being diverted for use in fuel, it causes a shortage in our animal feed and food supply, which is about to become all the more complicated by the midwest drought.
All Obama has to do is eliminate the ethanol mandate and there would be plenty of feed for the animals.
Obama will inflate meat prices in Midwest swing states by buying up what will already be a shortage in supply:
“Today the Department of Agriculture announced that it will buy up to $100 million worth of pork products, $50 million worth of chicken, and $20 million worth of lamb and farm-raised catfish,” Obama explained to reporters in front of a drought-stricken cornfield.
“Prices are low, farmers and ranchers need help, so it makes sense,” Obama explained. “It makes sense for farmers who get to sell more of their product, and it makes sense for taxpayers who will save money because we’re getting food we would have bought anyway at a better price.”
[The latest figures are now $170 million]
How on God’s earth does this make sense? There still won’t be enough feed for the animals next summer under this proposal. I believe Obama’s actions concern more than the ethanol mandate.
He is once again “not letting a good crisis go to waste” so he can pursue his ideology. I wondered why he was putting the government in between unless he planned to give it away. I also wondered how he was going to distribute it.
Turns out, he is going to give it away with yet another welfare program. The food will be distributed to federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks and it will all be done with taxpayer dollars and borrowed monies.
It is more about government controlling the meat and feed industry while hanging the carrot of a fleeting paycheck over ranchers’ and farmers’ heads. It’s the camel’s nose under the government control of food prices and production tent.
Instead of eliminating the ethanol mandate that does not work, Obama has decided to control/direct meat and gas prices and then give it away via a social justice/welfare. He will play favorites, Chick~fil~A’s causes sure won’t get any. It is socialism in its initial stages.
Obama is doing for the feed, food and gasoline industries, what he has done for GM. It will be another ineffective big government initiative to be run under his failed leadership.
Controls like these lead to the nationalization of industries as we see with GM, which is sucking the life’s blood out of taxpayers.
Socialism demands a takeover of food industries and collective farming (collective ownership and sharing of resources). It could happen here. We already have big corporations buying up smaller farms and forming collectives. The idea is not new.
We are on our way to becoming part of the collective with big government programs like this. Give Obama another four years and it will become clearer as he has “more flexibility.”