Hello Jimmy Mack. I'm back and glad to see the blog family still alive and well. Healthy dialogue is good for the soul.
Welfare of corporate agriculture should also have some light put on it.
I was told just yesterday that a wealthy local tree farmer (who is on governmental disability from a job he held briefly as a young man) recently clear cut a huge tract just out of town, and it is rumored that he is applying for a federal grant to replant because of his disability.
And tree farmers enjoy a tremendous advantage on their ad valorem tax advantage.
I don't have a problem with giving owner operated tree farmers an advantage but the corporate giants get the same advantage.
International paper company until they started selling off the farms owned over a million acres in Georgia alone.
Why don’t you expose the gross crony capitalism and subsidies by President Obama and his green jobs failed agenda? Here are 3 lists of failed green jobs and billions wasted headed by Solyndra and Abound Solar all back by the President.
If we are to get our country back to prosperity we have to challenge every avenue of corruption.
Giving any subsidies in general are bad and even worse when there is no profit from it; however Exxon Mobil made a record profit of 15.9B in the 2nd Qtr 2012. 7.5B were from divestments and tax related items partly from the sale of refining and chemical operations in Japan. Excluding the special credit the company made 8.4B. The total Revenue made was 127B minus 12% profits and taxes paid leaves approximately 85B the company spent on hiring for jobs, exploration, drilling which overall is giving back and creating wealth. See it here.
Can you explain you explain how the Presidents green jobs and additional 17M on food stamps are creating wealth?
Don't forget the voters in Georgia voted to give the corporate land owners a tax break years ago.
That's why everyone should read before they cast their vote.
The failed "green" companies is yet another expensive failure that obama seems to get a pass on. I wonder what it is going to take for our country to sober up and look at what is/is not right in front of us...