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How can I get some of that Putin money like Manafort?
What's it take to get on Putin's payroll? That guy pays a lot! Just found out that Manafort owns an apartment at Trump Tower. I presume it's on a lower floor than Trump. Do the wires from Trump's penthouse travel through Manafort's level?
yo, i got a question. am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with cobras? i am not the most experienced snake charmer in the world, but ive had my share of snakes in my hands and reading on their scales.
There seems to be some confusion as to why farmers get subsidies so I'll do my best to clear that up. The reason farmers first started getting subsidies and still do today is to prevent food shortages and a resulting famine. Subsidies keep the level of food production in check so that farmers don't overproduce and send prices into the ground, causing widespread bankruptcy among farmers. If that were to happen, production would tank and food shortage would arise until the farmers who were pushed out of the market could come back as prices rose. The subsidies keep production, and therefore prices, relatively stable.
And as far as the OP goes, it wouldn't work for a multitude of reasons, many already touched upon. Taxes are the only reliable and significant source of government revenue. The government can't make a significant amount of money off of student loans (because there are only so many students and they only collect interest) or printing money (because of inflation). If you could find another way for the government to make money besides taxes, you'd win a nobel prize in economics.
True, but I think they are right in asking for it. This is one of the very few areas of the private market I think the government has a reason to be involved in. I'm not about that Great Depression famine life.
In hyannis nebraska for example the ranchers get subsidies and make so much money they literally have helicopters and take their kids to school in a chopper because its faster. Thry installed a helicopter pad at the school to accomodate.
Those go hand in hand, brainbomb. You can't expect them to sit on the money they are given to not produce and do nothing with it. Farming is a lucrative business for the big players, just a necessary evil so we don't all starve by driving everyone out of business with no production controls.
Alot of great depression/dust bowl famines was poor irrigation and drought. Farm subsidies for farms that get hit by floods or severe dry spells sure okay but thats not any different than common sense disaster relief.
What you are suggesting is no different than cutting a check to each citizen of the city of miami because a hurricane may hit someday
I don't see how that example is comparable at all, brainbomb. And this isn't the 1930s because we learned our lesson then and instituted subsidies so the same thing happened. Low prices from overproduction in the late 20's pushing farmers out of the market contributed just as much to the shortages in the 30's as poor weather did.
Part of being a lucrative and efficient farm is being qbke to stay afloat in any market with little need for taxpayer help. There are-farms that are doing this. Ironically they grow marijuana amidst massive oversight and regularions. With zero undocumented workers (because the feds would destroy them)
Coming at this from another nation. Where some but not all agricultural production is controlled by quotas. I can say that direct cash subsidies are not necessary to keep production levels stable. With that said both systems, subsidies and quotas are abhorrent. Subsidies because they tend to skew towards large commercial production of cash crop and massive consolidation of farms.. Which gives up food deserts in productive areas of the country. And quotas because they create an old boys club. Where certain individuals has disproportionate control over our agricultural production. Admittedly subsidies do the later as well as it frees up capital for lobbying. Anyway. We're way off topic. An impossible but interesting way to fund the government would be to do away with the idea of owning land. Have all land owned the government and everyone pays rent. I realize this is basically property taxes with different optics, but most revenue streams are simply going to be taxes but a little bit different.
Also socialism is about people controlling the means of production. So your example, while a social welfare program is not socialism. :P
I am back after a long time. 4 years to be precise. But when I left, there used to be a lot of LIVE games all the times. Now, whenever I peek the website out of curiosity, I never find a LIVE game. I tried making rooms, but no one ever joined!
Of all the people that have influenced music in the last 60 years, from the Beatles to Muddy Waters to whoever you like, Chuck Berry will probably be the one they still talk about hundreds of years down the road. A real legend in music.
yo, i got a question. am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with new players? i am not the most experienced player in the world, but ive had my share of games and reading on the game.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_tax_cuts I've been bitching about America's high military spending compared to other countries, but as a % of GDP it has remained steady at approx 5%. Still high but...
Hello WebDiplomacy. I have a group of people are making a physical World Diplomacy map for a big event, but we have agreed the board has some problems. Most of the people weighing on this issue say they want to take away South Africa's unit in Antarctica and instead put it in Madagascar as a fleet. However, I am worried that, unless South Africa and Argentina actively worked to stop this, it would give Antarctica too many possibilities for expansion in its home continent.