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Could Obama's Budget really raise the cost of produce?

If the farmers costs rise, won't the price of produce rise with it?
Lots of North Dakota and Minnesota farmers would lose federal subsidies under President Barack Obama’s budget released last week. Commercial farms in North Dakota that would lose their direct payments under Obama’s plan would be closer to 20 percent.
"A farmer could see a drop in farm income and still see a cut in their safety net support," he said.
Economists said the cut in subsidies would fall hardest on mid-size farms in years that income is squeezed by rising production costs or falling commodity prices.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Mar. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (7)
  • but he's not taxing the poor supposedly so that's ok. He gave us an extra 13 bucks a week and charged us 90 for it. I'm so grateful.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:02 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • why are the farmers prices going up? is he going to tax them?

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:07 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Right, because produce was so cheap under the Bush admin. was cheaper to buy a bag of oreos than a bag of apples.

    Again, collective amnesia.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I thought you cons were for a free market?

    Answer by autodidact at 12:24 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • It's Obama's carbon tax plan that is going to put just about every industry under...and/or increase costs dramatically! Us "cons" are for a free market...but not with government setting the rules and pulling our strings!

    So, anyone like Al Gore or Nancy Pelosi and husband who run or are heavily invested in businesses related to saving/protecting the environment and the management of "carbon footprints" will make out like bandits (kind of fitting, huh?!)...and libs thought Halliburton was the  sole "axis of evil" in the world!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:49 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • You are going to pay more, get used to it. Call it a tax, whatever, you'll pay more.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Obama doesn't reward hard work , so he'll punish the farmers. Probabaly some deep-seeded hatred for the plantation owners.
    Lets just import all our food from countries who'd like to poision us.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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