Sunday, October 10, 2010

Billy Long farm tour- will he tell the farmers he wants to end farm subsidies? That's what he told the CAGW on their survey he answered

We are becoming more and more aware of the two sides of Billy Long, especially when comparing what he tells the lobbyists when he answers their surveys and what he tells voters. Remember how Long told lobbyists one thing on Social Security and voters the complete opposite? I do. Remember how Long tried to 'spin' his gambling in high stakes poker games? I do. Our favorite auctioneer with the golden tongue starts his agricultural tour tomorrow. The staff over at the SN-L have this article posted this afternoon, 10/10/10:

Billy Long, the Republican candidate for Congress in Missouri’s 7th District, announced in a news release appearances he will be making on an agricultural tour beginning Monday.

“Americans count on agriculture three times every day,” said Long in the news release. “Agriculture is the backbone of our economy. We need to continue to have the safest, most abundant food supply in the world.”
The tour stops are:
8 a.m. Monday: Joplin Regional Stockyards, 10131 Cimarron Road, Carthage.

10 a.m. Monday: Stone County Dairy Farmers 1230 U.S. Hwy 60 E, Republic.

8 a.m. Tuesday: Lant’s Feedstore, 9911 Missouri 43, Seneca.

Noon Tuesday: Simmons Industry, 10700 Missouri 43, Southwest City.

6 p.m. Tuesday: Tour concludes with a rally “Farmers & Ranchers for Billy Long,” which will include a special appearance by former Treasurer Sarah Steelman, at Larson Farm and Lawn, 4655 E U.S. Hwy 60, Rogersville.

Long (or someone from the Long campaign) answered the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) survey this way: : 6. Agricultural Subsidies: I will support the elimination or reduction of obsolete agricultural subsidies. YES. Our food supply is important and should be able to operate in a free market without the distortions of government's politically motivated subsidies*.

Long received the CAGW endorsement.

Long is against agricultural subsidies but also believes agriculture is the backbone of our economy. Seems to me that wanting to end or reduce the money our farmers receive through agricultural subsidies -- why does Billy Long want to take money out of the wallets and purses of our farmers?
Ah jeez, Billy, the family farm is in trouble now. I know, my Mom and Dad owned a farm. We want to keep family farms NOT sell them down the river to big corporate farms. Do we want our food to end up like our chickens? Have you ever been in a chicken house? Or a chicken processing plant? Wouldn't reducing or eliminating agricultural subsidies would also raise the price of food paid for by the consumer.
Long has a history of making contradictory statements, whether they be about Social Security, his gambling habits, or his "Fed up" with career politicians while giving $1,000 donations to career politicians.

Unlike Billy Long, I am not going to shout Hot Diggity Dog! Anytime you lie or speak a half truth or tell one group one thing and another group the opposite, Billy, I'm not going to holler out Hot Diggity Dog."

Nope, I'm just going to point it out on this blog.
*An agricultural subsidy is a governmental subsidy paid to farmers and agribusinesses to supplement their income, manage the supply of agricultural commodities, and influence the cost and supply of such commodities. Examples of such commodities include wheat, feed grains (grain used as fodder, such as maize or corn, sorghum, barley, and oats), cotton, milk, rice, peanuts, sugar, tobacco, and oilseeds such as soybeans.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh hell no, he'll lie and say he never fill out any such survey and these inbred farmers will help elect him. They've produce the most corrupt politicians from the 7th district in DC with their support. They do whatever the Farm Bureau tells them to do. Dumber than dumb.

The local farmer would cut off his own arm to vote Republican---knowing these guys look at them as parasites and no different than a welfare queen it never ceases to amaze me.