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Government Saves Us From Low Food Prices

August 18, 2011 Leave a comment

America, we have a problem. Our food is too cheap. You might not have noticed that due to your skyrocketing grocery bills, but luckily the federal government is on top of the problem so you don’t have to worry about it.

This year, chicken farmers raised too much chicken. Chicken production increased 4% from last year, but demand has decreased, probably because in this economy people can’t afford luxuries like meat. Because the supply is above the demand, in a free market the price of chicken would drop, perhaps even to a level that would allow people to buy it. The government couldn’t have that, though, so the Department of Agriculture stepped in and bought $40 million worth of chicken. That did away with the problem of low food prices so the farmers could still make their money and consumers could continue enjoying their Ramen noodles. Read more…

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Rick Perry wins Iowa Republican presidential debate

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

If you skipped the Republican presidential debate last night, you missed a lot. Tim Pawlenty offered to mow Romney’s lawn, Romney said he won’t eat Obama’s dog food, Rick Santorum positioned himself as the Eeyore Candidate, and Newt Gingrich made it be known that he doesn’t like answering questions, which is awkward for a debate.

Gingrich spent more time sparring with the moderators than answering questions or addressing his differences from the other candidates. Newt didn’t like the “gotcha questions,” which is what he calls any questions that make him look bad, which is to say all of them. Still, Newt did surprisingly well in the debate in the rare times that he did answer questions, by bringing up his accomplishments as Speaker of the House, including pushing through tax cuts and reforms during the Clinton administration. Read more…