GAT_00: Bring on the glorious free market assrape, just the way unregulated free market should work.
log_jammin: and these same farmers are the ones who hang those big ass signs on the side of th road telling everyone Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy america with socialism.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Milk was free when Hussein Dumbass took office.
EkimProx: Considering so many women are out of work, how about we harvest their breast milk?
SumoJeb: fark id be happy to pay $6 for a gallon of milk. The average price here is a couple pennies below $7. About $15 at 7-11 ....Got to love living in the north./ starting wages in town is about $20 per hour/ a 2000 sq ft house is about $180k
Walosi: I'm paying $5.09/gal. Funny that this was greenlighted because I have been wondering what the rest of America is paying. I have been going through a gallon a day lately.
Dadoody: I been paying $4 for 1/2 gallon for a long while now.$6 for a gallon would be cheap for me.
He said he's in favor of market forces driving the prices of milk, but dairy farmers have, for decades, had the safety net of federal programs when milk prices plummeted. Until now
Mr. Carpenter: 2.99/ga gas3.39/ga milk
Omahawg: also, dairy farming sort of sucks but does give you something to do twice a day, every day, no weekends...no vacations...no snow days...nope. twice a day, every day.moofat chick thread?[bronanthebarbarian.files.wordpress.com image 407x459]
BoxOfBees: As a Libertarian who is not an outrageous free-marketer, why the hell do we need to constantly subsidize, price-fix, and choose winners in food markets by pouring government funds into some programs (but not others) at taxpayer expense? We are very fortunate in the US to have diverse staple sources - corn, wheat, soybeans, and even rice and potatoes - so people can easily switch staples during an off cycle. Cow's milk is not really a necessity and the price could rise and fall significantly without impacting anyone greatly (yes, I know the farmers complain when the prices fall because revenues decline, but what's new?). If we stop subsidizing corn ethanol, we get better quality gasoline and cheaper food prices across the board, as well as better use of farmland and less govt expenditure on ethanol programs. The "free market" can't do everything, but it is a great system for managing prices and supplies when people can choose to buy less or eat differently. Perhaps part of the problem is that we are operating as if it is still World War II and we have to delicately manage every aspect of food supply or we will all starve.
What_Would_Jimi_Do: Mr. Carpenter: 2.99/ga gas3.39/ga milkgas today 3.29milk 3.98
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