Let's see . . . The trick-or-treaters are the hardworking taxpayers. The man at the door represents the democrats. And the people he gives the candy to are the big landowners who get paid to do absolutely nothing through agricultural subsidies. Do I have that right? So you are saying you don't support such wasteful subsidies? http://farm.ewg.org/farm/region.php?fips=27025 reports that the top 20 Chisago County recipients of redistributed wealth in the form of ag subsidies in 2006 are:1 Kgl Farms ∗ North Branch, MN 55056 $54,8842 Bruce M Peterson Forest Lake, MN 55025 $51,7623 Nick Buehring Rush City, MN 55069 $50,1524 Brian D Greene Shafer, MN 55074 $49,4735 Diane J Peterson Forest Lake, MN 55025 $49,1666 Sandberg Farms ∗ Taylors Falls, MN 55084 $47,9247 John P Peterson Jr North Branch, MN 55056 $42,6008 Mold Farm Partnership ∗ Rush City, MN 55069 $41,7719 James C Klinke Taylors Falls, MN 55084 $37,30810 Holmquist Farm Inc ∗ Chisago City, MN 55013 $33,10311 Keith Johnson Center City, MN 55012 $32,42012 Kevin Rochel Shafer, MN 55074 $32,12713 Barry Engdahl Rush City, MN 55069 $31,29814 Jay T Flodquist North Branch, MN 55056 $30,79715 G Phillip Rambosek Shafer, MN 55074 $30,34516 Mallery Jerseys Inc ∗ Shafer, MN 55074 $30,08017 Allen Ekstrom North Branch, MN 55056 $29,97818 Mark Moulton Rush City, MN 55069 $29,68419 Charles O Petersen Rush City, MN 55069 $29,25820 Kevin Mann North Branch, MN 55056 $26,518Recognize any Republicans?
Most of these people are Democracts, Jeremy.
Anonymous #1: You have a seriously bad case of the disease called Joe the Farmer envy.Why don't you become a farmer to get a public handout for doing "absolutely nothing"?
I, (anonymous #1) am trying to make a point. I keep seeing criticism here about the term "Spread the Wealth" and simple-minded comments about taxing some to benefit others. No one who runs this web site will respond as being against this huge collection of taxes to benefit agricultural land owners. They are OK with entitlements as long as they are the ones on the receiving end. Complete hypocrisy. I actually understand the logic behind such programs, and am tired of hearing blind mindless criticism of Democrats as "Tax and Spend", when this "Chisago is GOP" county depends upon such 'tax and spend' programs, and is heavily per capita on the receiving end of these ag subsidies. I hate dishonest arguments. I am a big fan of William F. Buckley. I may vote Republican again when they can campaign on ideas and ideals, rather than hate and derision.
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