s skippy the bush kangaroo: milk prices are going to go up, up, up

skippy the bush kangaroo

Friday, December 21, 2012

milk prices are going to go up, up, up

but not that congresscritters would ever know. i don't think they've stepped into a real grocery store in ages, let alone worked a farm.
lost in the political standoff between the obama administration and congressional republicans over the budget is a virtually forgotten impasse over a farm bill that covers billions of dollars in agriculture programs. without last-minute congressional action, the government would have to follow an antiquated 1949 farm law that would force washington to buy milk at wildly inflated prices, creating higher prices in the dairy case. milk now costs an average of $3.65 a gallon.

...the senate passed a farm bill in july. a house version of the bill made it out of committee, but house leaders have yet to bring its version to the floor.- nytimes
i have come to believe the gop enjoys watching people, not in d.c. or employed by major lobbyists, to suffer. they need to get over the fact that our president is black. the need to come to grips with the fact that their lousy candidate lost. and they need to do that before they take this country completely over the cliff - financially, socially or whatever way.

why do they hate america?

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 8:46 PM |


Behavioral economics experiments show that relative position tends to be more important than absolute position. For example, if you are a millionaire (how quaint), your relative position is higher if everyone around you is much, much poorer. If everyone around you is middle class or above, then you don't feel as wealthy and aren't as happy.
commented by Blogger gmoke, 9:59 PM PST  
I'd have thought it was obvious why they hate America - because they're starting to realize they'll have to SHARE it with blah people and people who don't have the same imaginary friend (or, gasp, any imaginary friend AT ALL!).
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:01 AM PST  

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