Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011 3 comments
Much is made by Republicans of Rick Perry's humble beginnings as the son of a share cropper. Thanks to New Deal land reform, the share cropper became middle class. For the last thirty years however, cotton farming has become big business making the Perry family millionaires. The thing is that cotton farming in the US is a money losing proposition, you can't compete with foreign producers, and there are no longer tariffs protecting US producers, "free trade is good for everybody" (remember that slogan). Step in big government, Republican style. Billions in taxpayer subsidies to grow cotton, even as the US textile worker became extinct. (they were union after all, and not good Republicans) Republicans love big government, but only for them. Not for the 99%. Get used to it or fight back.