Capitalism will save this world


taxslave
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#2581
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

I enjoy making $100 g + a year. Do you enjoy living on government handouts?
 
pgs
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#2582
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I enjoy making $100 g + a year. Do you enjoy living on government handouts?

Not much enjoyment available if you only have two nickels in your pocket .
 
captain morgan
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#2583



Nothing quite like living your last decade in a run down tenement and eating cat food
 
petros
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#2584
Dry cat food yet.
 
Walter
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#2585
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

I enjoy making $100 g + a year.

Me, too. And I'm collecting two pensions and werking part-time. Life is good.
 
petros
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#2586
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Me, too. And I'm collecting two pensions and werking part-time. Life is good.

I'm having to work part time to carry a debt farm income should be covering. Having to pay to feed several thousand people makes no sense.
 
pgs
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#2587
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I'm having to work part time to carry a debt farm income should be covering. Having to pay to feed several thousand people makes no sense.

Probably hundreds of thousands .
 
taxslave
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#2588
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I'm having to work part time to carry a debt farm income should be covering. Having to pay to feed several thousand people makes no sense.

There is something seriously wrong with the whole food thing. I know not many farmers are making any money and grocery stores do not have a huge profit margin yet decent food is almost unaffordable. Who is getting all the money?
 
petros
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#2589
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

There is something seriously wrong with the whole food thing. I know not many farmers are making any money and grocery stores do not have a huge profit margin yet decent food is almost unaffordable. Who is getting all the money?

Those who move it around.
 
Twin_Moose
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#2590
Gov. making the lion's share with taxes from pre-germination to consumption, followed by brokers, then cost of transportation.
 
pgs
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#2591
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Gov. making the lion's share with taxes from pre-germination to consumption, followed by brokers, then cost of transportation.

And packaging .
 
petros
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#2592
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Gov. making the lion's share with taxes from pre-germination to consumption, followed by brokers, then cost of transportation.

Diesel is my biggest expense by far. Seed package is pricey but pays for itself in yield and grade.
 
Twin_Moose
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#2593
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Diesel is my biggest expense by far. Seed package is pricey but pays for itself in yield and grade.

Diesel cost falls into the Gov. taxes column IMO, what would it cost if the multi layers of tax was removed?
 
pgs
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#2594
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Diesel cost falls into the Gov. taxes column IMO, what would it cost if the multi layers of tax was removed?

A lot less .
 
Twin_Moose
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#2595
Yep almost 1/2 price
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#2596
Quote: Originally Posted by VIBC View Post

Capitalist and socialist 'systems' have consequences both desirable and undesirable for the individuals they affect. Sadly most people are unwilling to admit this, but make a religion of a single ideology - particularly if they are personally advantaged by it.

Neither capitalism nor socialism exists in any country with a functioning government. They're terms people throw at each other in the usual tribal demonstration of hostility. They have no meaning to the people using them, as epitomized by the Texas woman holding a badly-lettered sign that said "Keep your government hands off my Medicare."
 
petros
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#2597
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Yep almost 1/2 price

If I wanted to crush my own oil seed to make diesel I'd be breaking several laws.
 
AnnaEmber
#2598
"Capitalism will save this world" ..... after the greed of abused capitalism destroys it? hhhmmm
lol
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#2599
There's a lot to be said for capitalism as an essential ingredient of a healthy breakfast. But since just about nobody here knows what the word means, might as well say "Vitamin B."
 
Walter
#2600
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

There is something seriously wrong with the whole food thing. I know not many farmers are making any money and grocery stores do not have a huge profit margin yet decent food is almost unaffordable. Who is getting all the money?

Most farmers in my area are driving newer pick-ups and are buying new equipment each December.
 
Twin_Moose
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#2601
Won't be as many upgrading this year, might be a good year for Auction sales
 
pgs
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#2602
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

"Capitalism will save this world" ..... after the greed of abused capitalism destroys it? hhhmmm
lol

I imagine you aren’t interested in selling your produce at a profit .
 
Twin_Moose
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#2603
Instead of turning it over to the collective?
 
captain morgan
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#2604
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Instead of turning it over to the collective?


It's OK to make it the property of the collective, 'cause, you know, they're entitled to it
 
AnnaEmber
#2605
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

There's a lot to be said for capitalism as an essential ingredient of a healthy breakfast. But since just about nobody here knows what the word means, might as well say "Vitamin B."

Yeah. People tend to toss terms around like they are weapons without actually comprehending exactly what they mean. Been like that for a few years.Mostly identity politics.
 
AnnaEmber
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#2606
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

I imagine you aren’t interested in selling your produce at a profit .

What does that have to do with what I said? Greed is greed. I am not greedy but I like capitalism. It's not hard to figure it out ifyou actually think about it.

Galbraith said, "In communism, man exploits man. In capitalism, it's the reverse". Why? Because of greed.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#2607
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

Yeah. People tend to toss terms around like they are weapons without actually comprehending exactly what they mean. Been like that for a few years.Mostly identity politics.

Yep. Like sports. My team is better than your team, ignoring the fact that half the guys on my team were on your team a couple of years ago, and the win-loss records show that my team and your team are actually about even.

It's why I like Canada's party colours. It makes it pretty clear to the discerning eye that it's basically all just a big hockey tournament.

Hell, everybody who's not a complete nutbar agrees on 97% of everything anyhow. All this energy expended for 3%.
 
Walter
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#2608
Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaEmber View Post

What does that have to do with what I said? Greed is greed. I am not greedy but I like capitalism. It's not hard to figure it out ifyou actually think about it.
Galbraith said, "In communism, man exploits man. In capitalism, it's the reverse". Why? Because of greed.

Those who equate capitalism with communism don’t know much.
 
AnnaEmber
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#2609
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Those who equate capitalism with communism don’t know much.

uumm It really isn't a hard concept to understand if you are used to thinking. I didn't say they were equal nor did Galbraith. But the aspect of human greed is the same in both. DUH
 
taxslave
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#2610
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Most farmers in my area are driving newer pick-ups and are buying new equipment each December.

Can't run junk and make money. But are they making any profit or just circulating money? Now I know dairy farmers do well if they own the land because government controls the competition but what about everyone else?
 

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