Monday, March 31, 2008

The Politics of Highway Robbery

On the evening news, a soundbyte said that farmer's are going to grow less corn this year.

Many would say, "Big deal." Wise people will see that it is, indeed, a very, very big deal indeed.

Almost everything relies on corn, from ethanol, beef, cereals, pizza,. ice cream - even disposable diapers and batteries. Raising less corn means higher prices for almost everything - and huge profits for the farmers, as demand raises the price they get paid per bushel.

And that is what this is all about. Now that corn is already in short supply due to much of it be8ing used for ethanol (which is a waste, as proven earlier), farmers see an opportunity to hold all Americans hostage, just like OPEC does with oil. When OPEC wants more money, they pump less oil, thereby raising the price per barrel.

As a person obsessed with success, I find this tactic to be more than just deplorable - it should be a felony. It is nothing short of grand larceny. This is the sort of thing that harms everyone, and damages an already weakened economy. As far as I am concerned, if a person or group willfully and with intent choose to act in a way that damages America, that person (or group) are nothing less than domestic terrorists. Whether it is the corn farmers trying to milk us, or Exxon/Mobil, the effect is the same.

We, the people, need to stand up and be counted. It is time to regain control of a country that is out of control. And that is why I suggest that everyone visit American Solutions, read their platform, and if you agree with much of it, sign their petition. It is one way that we, the people, can make our voices heard. Your political party does not matter - this is not a "party" thing. It is an AMERICAN thing!

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