Hurt Makes Farm-Focused Visit to Fluvanna
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#1 Jul 2, 2013
How would it stifle farm and forestry production? How would it encourage economic growth and add jobs on Virginia farms? Either no information was provided by Hurt, or, just poor reporting by forgetting to ask obvious questions.(love that he visits the County only during the election cycle!!)
That said, "having to operate under a tremendous amount of rules and regulations" is what all industries are subject to in order to keep the environment safe. The idea of "jobs at the expense of our environment", needs to become a thought of the past.
#2 Jul 2, 2013
Hurt constantly blathers on about too much regulation of this and that while it's precisely the lack of adequate regulation and oversight that led to the housing crash and financial crisis, and has also led to the FDA's and USDA's inability to rein in the unabated proliferation of ill-tested genetically engineered food crops. If Hurt truly cared about helping small farmers in Virginia, he'd work very hard to divert subsidies away from supporting chemically drenched agribusiness and toward supporting organic farming and GMO food labeling. Regulation, when done prudently, serves to protect the public from those with no regard for the good of all and who are motivated by power and greed.
#3 Jul 2, 2013
Hurt cares? please, he a career politician out there for no other reason than name recognition. Period.
#4 Jul 2, 2013
wackos and other loons have no idea what it takes to produce enough food and fiber for this nation and the rest of the world....Farmers need to be execmpted from ALL epa rules, regulations, mandates etc. etc....Without subsidies your food would be triple or even higher than what it now is...the epa needs to be eliminated.....and yes if it were to come down to the survival of the human race or the environment then the environment be dammed....
#5 Jul 2, 2013
There goes another kitten
#6 Jul 2, 2013
Gotta be a couple of things wrong with this "Action" by Hurt.
The Government gives subsidies to these farms to support their growth.(no pun intended) How can Hurt, with a straight face, make such a blatant statement of "No oversight of Corporate Welfare'", yet vote for a bill that mandates that any person receiving unemployment, be subject to a blood test for illegal drug use. Strings for the poor, but no strings for the Corporate "Money Changers".
Second, with the House of useless Repuglicans deadlocked on every bill but Obamacare and abortion, who is going to show up to vote for such a bill.
Oh yea, and finally, does he think his pandering to donors will make some of the 90% of Americans who have no confidence in the GOP, begin to like him and his comrades? I think not.
more to come
#7 Jul 3, 2013
We subsidize oil companies, they make billions in proffits and we subsidize them? the same goes for large agri concerns, like corn. Why?, cause they subsidize the politicians who subsidize them. One big happy family, unless your just the averge Joe.
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