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JonQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 05:14 PM
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14. I've often thought the south should be cut off financially
Edited on Sun Oct-25-09 05:15 PM by JonQ
or at least reduced (Texas of course puts in more money than it receives).

I am curious though how much of that amounts to farm subsidies which would explain why it seems to be more common in the south and midwest. If you were to remove those then to make food affordable for the lower classes you would need greater federal spending on the consumer side, which would likely reverse that trend to some degree. And those can be considerable: http://farm.ewg.org/farm/region.php?fips=00000

"Also, what's the point of decrying federal spending in Detroit when you don't even know if it occurs and what it covers?"

I was decrying the potential for future federal spending. So arguing against a hypothetical future. Obviously that would be about something that is not currently happening.

If they're just spending their own money fine, I don't really care. But if (and likely when) it comes to federal dollars than I do care and I have a right to care as a citizen.

Sometimes it's best to realize a losing situation and quit before you put in too much money. Notice we aren't spending billions to try to bring the TV manufacturing industry back.
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