Welfare Farmers that are rich.

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On the dole

Glasgow, KY

#1 Jan 27, 2011
Finally us food stamp people can hold our heads up high now that the list of all the rich farmers getting welfare has come out. Its nice to know that We are not the only ones that feel a little guilty for taking advantage of taxpayers.
So no we us food stamp people see this people on the farm welfare list we can finally say we are the same. Just you get your check for not farming your land and we get our check for free food. Nice to know now that were the same.
On the dole

Glasgow, KY

#2 Jan 27, 2011
Hit the enter button before I Edited that sorry. I think you guy's will figure it out. I mean you did figure out how to get paid real well for not farming your land.
true

Horse Cave, KY

#3 Jan 27, 2011
Only difference is they work and pay thousands in taxes and you don't work and don't pay any taxes.
good thing

AOL

#4 Jan 28, 2011
very true atleast theybought something with theirsland instead of going to Wal-Mart and loading up the carts
Citizen

Glasgow, KY

#5 Jan 28, 2011
No they bought something with your tax money. They were gave big checks of your money. Just like the food stamp drawers and check drawers. No matter how you skin it govt money is tax money and that money is welfare no matter how you justify it.
I like how people think that farm welfare and food stamp welfare or any govt welfare is some how different. Here is a educational moment. If you take money from the government which actually means the taxpayers you are taking welfare.
For some people they like to think they are not taking welfare so they can feel better. Kind of like the new food stamp card made to look like credit cards. So I can understand when the farmers are having a hard time understanding they are basically taking the same hand out. After that list came out. It is nice to see that rich people can get welfare too. Don't let me catch someone ever talking bad about welfare people ever again. They are no better
disgusted

Baldwin City, KS

#6 Jan 28, 2011
I am so sick and tired of you CRYBABIES bitchin about food staps. I have paid almost $60,000 dollars in taxes in the past 15 years and I recently got laid off from my job and FINALLY I got approved for food stamps. I do NOT feel ashamed that the government is helping me until I get on my feet. Farmers on the other hand can't help that the government done all these tobacco buyouts and could not make it on the milk check they recieved because the feed bills cost more than they make. I agree their are some sorry asses that live off the government because they are lazy but its the governments fault for not putting more restrictions on these people. Hopefully drug testing will help. I'm sure the ones talking about the farmers never had hit a lick and never knowed how hard that job really is
Food

Glasgow, KY

#7 Jan 28, 2011
Well if they pass a law that say's food stamps and welfare check drawers have to take a drug test randomly then it would only be fair to test the farmers and anyone else that receives govt money. I mean fair is fair don't just single one out then give to the other.
Crazy Charlie

Baldwin City, KS

#8 Jan 29, 2011
Food wrote:
Well if they pass a law that say's food stamps and welfare check drawers have to take a drug test randomly then it would only be fair to test the farmers and anyone else that receives govt money. I mean fair is fair don't just single one out then give to the other.
No comparison to the two.
wait just 1 minute

Cave City, KY

#9 Jan 29, 2011
On the dole wrote:
Finally us food stamp people can hold our heads up high now that the list of all the rich farmers getting welfare has come out. Its nice to know that We are not the only ones that feel a little guilty for taking advantage of taxpayers.
So no we us food stamp people see this people on the farm welfare list we can finally say we are the same. Just you get your check for not farming your land and we get our check for free food. Nice to know now that were the same.
Most farmers & their spouses are working public jobs also, they have to work for their insurance AND PAY THEIR TAXES. They don't get to sit around and get it given to them. So unless you work at a public job and keep up your property and pay taxes and draw food stamp. Dont you even compare farmers to yourself.
Just Sayin

Darien, IL

#10 Jan 29, 2011
People that complain generally do not understand the purpose of farm subsidies nor do they want to understand them. They just like to complain about what others get that they can't get.
Food

Glasgow, KY

#11 Jan 29, 2011
That is right what i complain about is what is taken from me and gave to others that already have more than me. I think that no one should have money taken from them and gave to some else. Stop all welfare and let the chips fall were they may.
Just Sayin

Darien, IL

#12 Jan 29, 2011
Food wrote:
That is right what i complain about is what is taken from me and gave to others that already have more than me. I think that no one should have money taken from them and gave to some else. Stop all welfare and let the chips fall were they may.
Most likely nothing is being taken from you. You just look at a list of numbers and assume that people got something for nothing because you are bitter. You have no way of knowing from that list if they actually spent more money than they received in that check, for example. It could be reimbursement for some required service like some kind of pest or weed control that they have to do to protect all farms and all products from the farms to make them safe for people like you to eat.

Sometimes people have more than you because they work harder than you do.
somkin

Edmonton, KY

#13 Feb 3, 2011
Yeah i think all of us farmer should just quit? Ijust dont see the point. Of being up all hours of the night and day feeding cows and tending crops.It is a shame that we put our a** on the line so america can eat. I think we shold just keep one or two cows for our family to eat and let the rest die. I mean why should we care if anyone else eats? Iam sure going to sleep better tonoght knowing i just got to feed two cows tomarrow. Guss I will have time for a long nap in the morning! lol
Busted

Glasgow, KY

#14 Feb 4, 2011
Go ahead a quit that way there will be prices should go up to were the need to be instead of subsidized by the govt. See every time govt gives taxpayer money to farms all that does is bribe farmers not to raise prices. Because farmers are not good business men most of the time they take govt money when they could of been raising there prices getting better money than what the govt gave them. So now we are all made to suffer because the farmers are on the welfare check just like anyone else that takes govt money. FYI no farmer anywhere is forced to take taxpayer money to do something on their farms.
They do have a choice. Anything else said about farmers are forced to take subsidy money is a lie.
Stop drinking the democrat Kool-Aid and wake up because it's you money.
Busted

Glasgow, KY

#15 Feb 4, 2011
Should have said Go ahead and quit taking the money that way prices will go up to were the farmers don't need to be subsidized by the govt. Darn enter button
Just Sayin

Darien, IL

#16 Feb 4, 2011
Busted wrote:
Should have said Go ahead and quit taking the money that way prices will go up to were the farmers don't need to be subsidized by the govt. Darn enter button
So why not just put all the farmers out of business by using only cheaper imports? Better our money go to foreign countries that people in the US -- it's the American way.

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