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Talk about rhetorical question

Awsome CollegeB!

 

Since taxation is stealing labour time that is owned by the labourer (if one believs that a person owns himself) in and within itself, it's wrong. At least morally. To steal a part of a persons life and then give it away to something that this person strictly is against is wrong wheather done by a democratically elected government or not.

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I agree with very few if any subsidizing. Even for Organic Produce farmers...however they need it to keep up with regular farmers. I just think if anything we should get taxed less and wind up paying more for our food...I think John Robbins said unsubsidized meat would cost something like $35 per pound...that would be a very good thing.

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i have no idea of the true cost of meat but unsubsidized it would certainly go up. nobody would pay $35 and there are many other agriculural industries like berries, watermelon, oats that are on their own. Wheat, corn and animal agriculture are heavily subsidized.

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So what do you all think of politicians creating legislation which gives money to the dairy and meat industries?

 

I think it's great.

 

Just kidding.

 

Has anyone read "Food Politics" by Marion Nestle? I'm working my way through it. Even though it's mostly American and I'm not, I know a lot of the same crap goes on here and it's a real piss off. It's hard enough convincing people to eat vegan stuff without the government heavily subsidizing all the non-vegan choices. I routinely point out to omnivores that their food is subsidized because inevitably they ask why and then I get to fill them in and make them think a bit.

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