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Texas Drought, Sid Miller and State vs Federal Subsidies

10 February 2015 at 9:46:14 AM

Interesting article about the effects of the drought on farmers. And, calling this out for one thing in particular

Recently elected Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller also spoke at the event, promising to do what he can to keep water flowing to farmers across the state. “In the last 40 years, we have more than doubled our agricultural production while using 40 percent less water,” Miller said. But asked about a state response to the drought, he said there was little he could do. “We don't do subsidies here. There is no appetite for that in the Legislature. There are federal programs that address these needs.”  

Pointing out that some factions that people belong to don't believe that the federal government should be involved in state matters. However, if the state doesn't step up to provide, then what Miller is saying is that people MUST go to "federal programs that address these needs". Think of that the next time you hear someone demonize the federal government. Also have to ask why Sid Miller, in his JOB as agriculture commissioner, cannot go try to get the Tx Lege to get an *appetite* to fix the very problems for the very consitutuency he was elected to represent.  

P.S. Compare that to Rick Perry's comments about Affordable Health Care Act state insurance exchanges.

When former Gov. Rick Perry declined to create an insurance marketplace in Texas under the Affordable Care Act, he put his foot down with dramatic flare.

For Perry, accepting federal money to create a state insurance exchange would have meant acquiescing to yet another of the Obama administration’s “brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state,” he wrote in scathing letter in 2012 to the president’s then-health czar, Kathleen Sebelius.

Which is it? Federal govenrment subsidies Okay for this, Not for THAT??? Rick Perry, of course, is a huge hypocrite, he LOVES that federal subsidy money.



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