Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The Department of Agriculture has declared Lea County a disaster area because of the prolonged drought.  That means that farmers and ranchers in the area are going to get assistance from the federal government.  Believe me, they will line up for it like their cows after the last blade of grass in the desert.  You will remember that is the government most of these "John Wayne" types hate and see no use for.  Meanwhile, their elected representatives in Santa Fe are working hand in hand with the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the editor of the Albuquerque Journal and others to stop any hike in the minimum wage for poor people having to work for so little.  That was a disaster brought on by American Bankers and Wall street.  So, assistance in the farmers and ranchers minds should only be given in certain disasters.

Speaking of minimum wage, one of my golfing buddies put this up on his facebook page.  I had not looked at this issue from his standpoint before, but he is right on.  Low wages constitute another form of welfare to big business that results in the taxpayer taking up the slack.

"It's hard to believe that many employers are making the government support their employees by paying them so little they qualify for food stamps (SNAP) or other programs. Now they're cutting back 401(k) contributions so that the government will have to pick the costs of supporting them in their retirement too. At what point does someone say "STOP"?"


Ok, then said...

This problem has been around for a long time, surprised you hadn't picked it up before. Like Martinez's tax cuts for corporations to "create jobs", low wages just mean bigger profits for those that already have plenty.
From Daily Kos, Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM PDT
Walmart: America's real 'Welfare Queen'
(I hope this link works okay.)

Anonymous said...

...and when will the tipping point be reached and the proverbial worm will turn?