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Chapter 23


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You’ve heard the old perception about American Farmers being the most noble people on earth. I think that it's time to rethink that.

American megafarms drain spectacular amounts of money from the government in subsidies. That money comes from you. You worked to earn it. And it's needless to say that the subsidies are not particularly necessary for the survival of lucrative megafarm corporations.

Not to mention the ethanol scam. Ethanol doesn't help the environment, it's actually a net negative. But corn farmers get huge profits from the government-mandated consumption. Mandated by legislators from farm states who are awash in campaign donations.

Then you’ve got the illegal immigrant situation. Every country in the world insists on having a look at the people coming in, before they come in, just to sort out the criminals and freeloaders.

Except America.

Because the farm business wants the Mexicans and other sundry southerners, in bulk, to do backbreaking work for a pittance in pay. And the farm business gets its every whim granted, because it owns their legislators. After all, the megafarm business has all that subsidy money, and the legislators deserve their commissions for delivering it.

This is a whole evil thing that if you were any good you'd fight against. To be specific, we should end farm subsidies, at least to large corporations.