A Patriotic Response to the "Clown Prince;" 08/11/2012
District of Corruption
August 11, 2012
Today, I want to talk about something that most of you know already – it’s hot outside. It’s really hot. And if this feels worse than normal, that’s because it is. We just found out that the month of July was the warmest month on record – warmer than any other month since we began keeping track more than a century ago. But the heat is just half the story. We’re also suffering through one of the worst droughts in over 50 years. More than a fifth of this country is experiencing what we call “extreme” or “exceptional” drought – with states like Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas getting hit harder than most. That’s bad news for a lot of people, but it’s especially tough on our farmers. Right now, half of the corn crop in America is in poor or very poor condition. Cattle farmers are struggling to feed their animals. Many folks are seeing their livelihoods dry up in front of their eyes. And if we don’t get relief soon, Americans everywhere will start feeling the pinch, with higher prices on grocery store shelves all across the country.
[What I'm not telling you: Once again, ladies and gentlemen, your federal government is "screwing you to the wall," figuratively speaking, of course!! But... WE ARE!! Remember--way back, when--those socialists; those control-freaks in the EPA mandated that motor fuel sales contain various and increasing percentages of corn-based ethanol? Remember that?!? Well, said dictatorial mandate has come full circle to "bite us in the ass!!"
Let me quote from an industry paper, "The Ethanol Producer":
"....ethanol accounted for 27.3% of corn usage in 2011, according to the World of Corn report. The largese usage of corn remained feed and residual, at 36.3%.
Here's a quote from one 'Belinda Silva,' in response to the article I just quoted from:
"Ethanol/DDGs Distiller's grain is NOT corn. The corn growers are trying to justify taking food out of the market in pursuit of the ethanol $$$. The reason the use of DDGs in livestock feed has grown dramatically is because corn for food is now unaffordable due to the ethanol industries massive consumption. In stark terms, livestock farmers cannot afford to feed corn and have been relegated to using DDGs as a filler to keep the animals from starvation."
The Environmental Protection Agency--which is completely out of the reach of Congress--is able to issue these dictatorial decrees--mandates--which the Congress has demonstrated, they have not the will nor the power to negate! So--in a nutshell--we have an overreaching arm of the federal government issuing mandates which YOUR DIRECT REPRESENTATIVES have not the desire nor 'the balls' to render unenforceable, for the singular purpose of enhancing the profits of 'Big Agra!!']
We can’t let that happen. That’s why, at my direction, the Department of Agriculture, led by Secretary Vilsack, has been working with other agencies across the federal government to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help farmers and ranchers fight back and recover from this disaster. Already, we’ve given farmers across 32 states access to low-interest emergency loans. We’ve opened up more federal land for grazing. And we’re working with crop insurance companies to give farmers a short grace period on their premiums, since some families will be struggling to make ends meet at the end of the year. This past week, we went even further – announcing an additional $30 million to help get more water to livestock and restore land affected by the drought. We’re making it easier for even more farmers, ranchers and businesses to get emergency loans. And the Department of Transportation is helping more truck drivers deliver supplies to states that need them the most. This is an all-hands-on-deck response, and we’ll be doing even more in the coming weeks to help families and communities that are suffering right now. But my Administration can’t do it alone. Congress needs to do its part, too. They need to pass a farm bill that not only helps farmers and ranchers respond to these kinds of disasters, but also makes necessary reforms and gives them some certainty year-round. That’s the single best way we can help rural communities right now, and also in the long-term. So call your Members of Congress, write them an email, and tell them that now is the time to come together and get this done. Too many Americans are suffering right now to let politics get in the way. Let’s help farmers, ranchers and business owners recover. Let’s make sure that families who already stretch their budgets to the limit don’t have to pay more for groceries this fall. In the meantime, I’ll keep doing everything I can to help respond to this disaster. Because at times like these, it doesn’t matter if you live in Des Moines or Detroit – we’re Americans first. And if we look out for each other, we’ll come out of this stronger than before.
[What I'm not telling you: You'll note that 'not a word' was spoken to, or about, the EPA or it's overreaching administrator--one of my favorite Marxists--Lisa P. Jackson. Come ON, people!! How can I--your exalted ruler--order Ms Jackson to curtail or negate any mandates--involving the use or misuse of corn--and then use my ubiquitous phrase:
"He (or she, or it, or they) did it. It's not my fault!!"
Don't you just love my inclusion of this sentence:
"Too many Americans are suffering right now to let politics get in the way."
With the exception of the actual weather conditions and the lack of precipitation, this entire fiasco is all about politics; about which politician's having his 'palms greased' by which 'Big Agra' corporation; about which of the regime's minions are having their 'palms greased' by which 'Big Agra corporation; about which Marxist is forcing mandates down the American throat under the guise of the "global warming hoax!!"
With Governor Romney continuing to surpass me in each regime-rigged poll--no matter how many times we attack him as 'a murderer,' a 'tax-evader', a 'jobs exporter', et al--this drought and it's far-reaching consequences couldn't have come at a worse time! Now--with Jim Messina's and Stephanie Cutter's campaign mismanagement--I'm having ever more problems finding a topic to campaign on that doesn't include my dismal failures; that doesn't include the vicious attacks on Governor Romney!! The voting public--with the exception of the 'twitter' and email crowd--can only stand so much negative campaigning. The 'twits' in the twitter crowd only have those brief messages to determine who they'll vote for in the upcoming election. Without reading conservative blogs, without listening to talkradio, without watching Fox News Channel, the aforementioned dolts will have no basis on which to make an informed decision. AND, THAT'S WHAT I'M COUNTING ON, the entire basis of my campaign!!]