Letter: High fees would hurt farmers ...

Letter: High fees would hurt farmers market

There are 9 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Nov 4, 2010, titled Letter: High fees would hurt farmers market. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

One or two of the city councilors appear to have misconceptions on what a farmers market actually is.

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dick

Chico, CA

#1 Nov 4, 2010
raley's and safeway lobbist are getting things change
juanita

Chico, CA

#2 Nov 4, 2010
Chris, your $1200 goes to pay Terry Given's salary. Givens needs to tell everybody what her salary is. The CCFM takes in an estimated $100,000 plus a year. Do you know where that money goes? Only $144 a year is going to the rent on the parking lot - what about the rest?

As an ex-patron of the market, I wonder if it's business like this that priced my family out of the market. Is this why a head of lettuce costs $5?
Don

AOL

#3 Nov 4, 2010
"A government of the people, by the people and for the people." Those are the words, now apply them. In these times of serious recession, money is tight. The farmer's market offers a quality product at a reduced price to allow people a chance to save a couple sheckles, while farmers have a chance to continue the service for minimal profit (of the people and for the people). Now for by the people-- wait, who invited the government into this? They provide NO service, and they want a cut? Does that make the government a freeloading welfare recipient, or a parasite, feeding off the economic hardships of its citizens? Don't the people using the Farmer's Market pay taxes for GOODS and SERVICES? Are we asking them to pay a second time for the same thing they now get for one tax fee?
Outraged

AOL

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Hey Don, you just got the clue that Government is a parasite? Welcome to reality.
Don

AOL

#6 Nov 4, 2010
Outraged wrote:
Hey Don, you just got the clue that Government is a parasite? Welcome to reality.
Blanket statements about government make it easy for you to emote without needing to understand, how convenient. Yes, government is a parasite, living off the bodies of dead Iraqis, Afghanis, and American soldiers. They feed off the 145 countries they occupy and the big business interests that exploit people and environment in order to make larger and large profits for Shotgun Dick Cheney and his cohorts. Now that you've had your governmental slam, who you gonna call when someone breaks into your house? When the next terrorist bomb goes off, will you volunteer to go clean up the mess and rescue people buried alive? When the next million pounds of infected meat hits the markets, do you want to be just left out of the warnings? When Redding has a sewage leak and a million gallons of human waste comes down the valley, how about we just keep you in the dark about it? Man up.
Wacko Weed

Paradise, CA

#7 Nov 4, 2010
Soon we will be selling the county's finest weed at the market.. I can hardly wait! It's so exciting!
Farmers Market just fine

Redding, CA

#8 Nov 4, 2010
Thanks for this letter, I agree completely, and you make some fine points.
Rationalist

San Clemente, CA

#9 Nov 5, 2010
Its a business. The rest of businesses in California have to pay fees to our corrupt and wasteful government.

So should the Farmers market.

Free ride's over folks. You got the government you deserve.
SaneChicoan

Yuba City, CA

#10 Nov 5, 2010
Rationalist wrote:
Its a business. The rest of businesses in California have to pay fees to our corrupt and wasteful government.
So should the Farmers market.
Free ride's over folks. You got the government you deserve.
More dense, obstructionist crap. Thanks for chiming in Mr. Statesman.

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