Friday, January 16, 2009
Feds try to kaput cows?
Whats up Doc.?
An article in Watertown Daily (online) I was reading made me laugh at the utter clueless-ness (if that is a word) of the Federal Legislature, or perhaps complicity. One could draw the conclusion that either they are so inept that they shouldn't have the right to vote on any bills or they are purposelessly trying to sink different markets in our teetering economy. What I am refering to is the attempt to add an earmark to stimulus package regarding the "retirement" of dairy cows in an effort to raise the price of milk. This is dispite the "no earmarks" ground that the stimulus package was initially passed. They also tend to not recall history. The last time the feds tried to "retire" dairy herds they sent the beef prices through the floor, as they introduced a spike in beef supply, and the effects were still temporary.
I sure hope this "Change" comes soon...because it looks like the same old characters are making the same short sighted decisions they have always made.