Don’t blame the 47%

I found the latest ‘gaff’ by republican candidate for president Mitt Romney so misleading that I have to write about it.  This is typical republican rhetoric making ordinary American citizens the scapegoats for the problems in America.

I wonder if Mr. Romney would care to comment on the millions of dollars in agriculture subsidies that go to benefit the big food companies, bio-fuel, beef, poultry, and pork producers.  Why is it that we subsidize the growing of corn in America at prices that are  below the cost to produce it?  These big corporations do not need these indirect handouts from the federal government in order to compete or to be successful.

Mr. Romney should stop complaining about the 47% of American citizens who don’t pay taxes and start talking about cutting back on the unnecessary agricultural subsidies that are distorting market prices and creating additional profits for big corporations.

 

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