File this under irony

Discussion in 'Politics' started by CaptainObvious, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. jem



    Mexico wants to play brinksmanship on this issue.
    Well I think they may have just tip the scales in favors of those who want to amend the constitution or change the law re: anchor babies.

    We should not be granting citizenship to illegals for the sake of the child's rights in their parents home countries.
  2. A Romney administration should be laser focused on this issue. National security is at risk, not to mention our economy. The 14th amendment needs to be amended in such a way that it cannot be used to further this anchor baby non-sense. The invasion must be stopped.
  3. Ricter


    Another filing:

    The Farmers' Bailout

    By Matthew Yglesias
    Posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 12:11 PM ET

    "If you're in some line of business and then bad luck creates bad business conditions, you're generally just in trouble. For example if drought hurts corn crop yields and pushes up food prices, that's bad for a restauranteur's profit margins. But those are the risks of doing business. Unless you're a farmer that is, in which case there's a special government program to help bail you out:

    " Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 39 additional counties in eight states as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. During the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 1,297 counties across 29 states as disaster areas, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans. The additional counties designated today are in the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming. The U.S. Drought Monitor currently reports that 61 percent of the continental United States is in a moderate to exceptional drought.

    "Given the current macroeconomic climate, basically anything the government does to offer low-interest loans to anyone is pretty helpful and smart policy. But sometimes drought strikes when the economy isn't in severe recession. And more broadly, there's no good reason that what amounts to generalized "bad luck insurance" should be specially offered on preferential terms to people who happen to be farmers. But many of the people most inclined to think of themselves as hostile to big government and "welfare" are precisely the residents of rural areas that heavily receive it on a targeted basis (emphasis mine)."