Thursday, September 20, 2012

Like Dairy Products? Too Bad. The Party Doesn't Like You!

You'd expect a redistributionist to go all Wickard.  You wouldn't expect that from a (R) Congress.

But we're all redistributionists now!

...Americans may have doubts about what Congress can do to help repair the economy – but very few would expect Congress to do something intentional to drive up the price of our milk, a classic indicator of economic health and the buying power of the American family.

...The culprit is a disturbing, Soviet-style, price-hiking scheme called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP). Hidden deep within the nearly $1 trillion “Farm Bill” (the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act), this provision would force dairy farmers to artificially constrict supply.

While these government “quotas” on milk production increase the cost of milk, and the American people suffer the consequences at the cash register, excess production will be penalized rather than allowed on to the market to relieve costs.

"Supply constriction" hits the consumers--but it also hits the small dairy farmer who has to squeeze cash (i.e., "milk") from his herd.  Instead, the Feds will be squeezing cash from the small farmer.

It's possible that we could go more Soviet--if only Obozo would grow a big, hairy, moustache.


Jim said...

Is this new? Seems to me that the government has been supporting dairy prices, partially through supply rules for decades.

Unknown said...

there is a cause circulating facebook about this too -

Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up, Jim.

Dad29 said...

You're partially right, Jimbo. Read the linked item to find out why.