Obama and Democrats in Congress, actually want food prices to rise

obama-immeltWhat is happening today, however, is unique: this is the first time in American history when an administration is deliberately forcing food prices higher in order to increase dependency and extend government control over the economy.

There is hardship ahead even for those not dependent on government aid. Despite our nation’s vast agricultural resources, Americans are not immune to the kinds of food shortages that have existed throughout human history and that continue to exist in developing countries today. It takes only a short time for a nation to slip from abundance into impoverishment.

A century ago Romania, with its productive agricultural sector, was among the richest countries in Europe. The abundant harvests that had once fed Romania’s people were commandeered by the government and shipped abroad to bankroll the extravagant lifestyle of the rulers and to fund the state security apparatus necessary to defend it. This and fundamental mismanagement resulted in decades of hunger for the Romanian people.

For America the combination of corn ethanol mandates and a weak-dollar policy is, in effect, a “Romania-style” seizure of the nation’s food supply. The left is intent on gaining control of America’s natural resources — its agricultural and energy sectors, in particular — and for exactly the same reason they were seized in communist states such as Romania. The control of food and energy is the means by which the left hopes to gain permanent power over the American people.

America is approaching a future in which food will be expensive and in short supply. The combination of an ever expanding corn ethanol program and the demands of a tighter global market will make food less affordable and less available.

27421988-sad-children-hugging-his-motherWhat may not be so obvious is that the American left, led by Obama and Democrats in Congress, actually want food prices to rise, just as they want energy prices to rise, (see update on oil below)so as to create further dependency. If they did not, they would take simple measures to lower prices: eliminate ethanol mandates, eliminate protective tariffs, strengthen the dollar, and allow the free market to govern prices. But none of this will happen with the left in charge because high prices and shortages serve the interest of a party intent on centralized control of the economy.

This disaster can only be averted by the defeat of Obama and of the Democrat-controlled Senate , and by the removal of leftists from government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, and the Department of Agriculture. Above all, the nation must return to a free-market economy in which prices for food and all else are determined by supply and demand, not by the ambitions of leftists in Washington.

Jeffrey Folks

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Food prices have been steadily rising under Obama. The price of a pound of potatoes has gone up by a third, the price of a gallon of milk has increased by a fifth and the price of a 5lb bag of flour has gone up by a dollar.

Bacon was at $3.60 a lb under Bush. It’s now up to $5.60 a lb under Obama. The price of a whole frozen Thanksgiving turkey was at $1.32 a lb under Bush. It’s up to $1.81 under Obama giving Americans that much less to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

groceriesThe price of a tub of margarine went up from $1.50 to $2.10. But that won’t be a problem for long because thanks to Obama it may soon become hard to get margarine at any price.

Obama’s FDA is considering a ban on trans fat in foods. Like incandescent bulbs and cheap free market health insurance, margarine may become one of those things that you can no longer buy anymore.

It will also mean that many other foods will either be banned, become more expensive or taste worse.

The FDA had already mandated trans fat labeling on products. The new ban would not protect anyone; instead it would take away the right of Americans to choose what they eat. Under the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906, the FDA was created to prevent “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of adulterated or misbranded or poisonous or deleterious foods, drugs, medicines, and liquors.” Its claim that trans fat in foods make them adulterated is a deliberate misinterpretation of its powers.

The FDA’s food policing powers do not give it the right to ban unhealthy foods. If they did, the FDA could outlaw every kind of junk food. And it has begun doing that with its argument that trans fats are unsafe because they are unhealthy; building up plaque in arteries and increasing the risk of heart attacks.

Here’s a short list of foods that build up plaque in arteries and increase the risk of heart attacks.

Milk, butter, cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, salami, French fries and eggs. The FDA has given itself the authority to ban everything from a glass of milk to a carton of eggs. And that’s not an exaggeration.

Last year a new study came out whose author claimed that eating eggs was as bad for the heart as smoking cigarettes, compared the egg industry to the tobacco industry and was followed by suggestions that egg cartons should carry health warnings like tobacco cartons.

Every time you see another one of those contradictory health warning stories, imagine that they can lead to a ban on everything from wine to chocolate to eggs

 update note: added 12/13/14

Patrick Smith wrote of – Obama’s unabated childish desire to ruin Putin and Russia’s economy . And my thought perhaps kill oil production in the U.S for Obama’s Greenies. Kerry told the Saudis 1) to raise production and 2) to cut its crude price. Keep in mind these pertinent numbers: The Saudis produce a barrel of oil for less than $30 as break-even in the national budget; the Russians need apx $105.

Shortly after Kerry’s visit, the Saudis began increasing production, sure enough — by more than 100,000 barrels daily Other OPEC members are screaming for relief, and the Saudis make back-to-back moves certain to push falling prices still lower?

 

Mark Udall can’t run from his official voting record

85px-UdallUdall206165_453413278032501_108773658_n Udall one of the nation’s top donation recipients from Goldman Sachs and votes for bank bailouts

Six secrets Mark Udall doesn’t want you to
know … and the media refuses to publicize!

  • Mark Udall is married to Maggie Fox. Who? Maggie Fox. If you wonder why she uses a different name than her husband, She is a radical environmentalist that equates use of carbon based fuel to terrorism.
  •  Mark Udall is a member of the “bankster party” … he is one of the nation’s top donation recipients from Goldman Sachs and then votes for bank bailouts and against stricter banking regulations!
  • Mark Udall accepts dirty money from Jon Corzine, convicted Wall Street swindler, and refuses to give it back when confronted!
  • soros picMark Udall parties with billionaire environmentalist super liberal George Soros clone, Tom Steyart, takes his money, then votes the way he is told … “no” on Keystone XL Pipeline, “yes” on more EPA regulations, “yes” on cap and trade, “no” on fossil fuels … this in Colorado where energy production is the backbone of our economy!
  • Votes for the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty which would prohibit private gun ownership in the United States!  (Thanks Hillary)
  • Mark Udall votes to give free college scholarships to illegal aliens in the U.S., votes to give free medical care to illegals in the U.S. and votes to allow illegal parents of children born in the U.S. to become citizens based on the “anchor baby” concept. You see, a child born in this country automatically becomes a U.S. citizen, even if born to “illegal” parents. The parents of this child then apply for citizenship based on the anchor baby provision, whereby citizenship is given to the parents!
  • Votes for the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty which would prohibit private gun ownership in the United States!

    While Rome burns, Udall fiddles.Udall has voted against earmarks four times in the last two years, true to his big spending ways. He has put over a half billion dollars of “earmark pork” into the budget and now during the election year he rushes to add his name on Tom Coburn’s anti-earmark bill. What a hypocrite. Udall tells us he likes to judge people based on their actions not words. Well, that makes Mark either a hypocrite or a liar.

    As a Congressional big spender, Mark Udall voted for increase of entitlement programs and welfare programs, increased defense spending that explode the National Debt from $5 trillion to $17 trillion in the last seven years.

    Wants the United Nations to dictate what weapons, if any, would be available in the United States.As a Congressman, Mark Udall votes to raise the debt ceiling every time yet boasts he is for fiscal responsibility.

    obamacare thousands of pagesVoted for ObamaCare that caused 380,000 insurance policies in Colorado to be cancelled, and premiums to skyrocket. In spite of overwhelming public opposition to this 10 trillion dollar boondoggle, he said he would vote for it again,

    As a Congressman, continues to support outsourcing of American jobs and make it more expensive for American companies to stay in the U.S. and hire U.S. workers. Also kept taxes high to discourage domestic investment by corporate America.

    With all the pressing problems facing our country the best piece of legislation Udall can come up with is HR 5639: Physical activity guidelines for Americans Act of 2008.

    Udall has passed legislation that favors big banks over small banks thus reducing credit lines for local business in their communities.

    As a Congressman, votes to prop up failed American companies (General Motors, Solyndra) that didn’t make products people wanted to buy.

    Voted “Yes” to $1 trillion worth of stimulus spending.

    Mark Udall accepted more money from banking interests than 92 other senators (read here) … and then voted to repeal S. 1282  Glass-Steagall Act of 2013 (read here). Repeal of this act allowed banks to engage in risky “business” ventures that caused the trillion dollar bank bailouts and depression of 2008, that continues to this day.

    Udall supports Federal Reserve policies that transfers money to banks, the stock market, big corporations, and Wall Street, and decimates main street.

    Rubber stamp yes vote on Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernache, Janet Yellen (all disciples of loose money policies that prop up the banks, the stock market, financial institutions, and allows U.S. government its spending binges).

    Rated 15% by the Christian Coalition indicating an anti-family voting record.

    Udall weak on addressing ways to cut down on gun control violence such as stricter laws and sentencing for those involved in crimes, breaking up gangs and criminal organizations, providing more mental health counseling, providing more gun safety and training for gun owners.

    Ethanol Destroys the Environment (read here). Mark Udall supports ethanol. Does that make him anti-environment?

    Votes “No” on reporting illegal aliens who receive medical treatment in U.S. Votes for Pathway to Citizenship for illegal entrants into U.S. Udall refuses to address anchor baby law that lets anyone born in the U.S. become a U.S. citizen regardless of their parents citizenship.

    Voted for DREAM Act to give college scholarships to sons and daughters of illegal immigrants and grant them citizenship.

    Refuses to lower corporate tax rates so American companies can come back to the U.S., open factories and stores, and hire American workers. The corporate tax rate for business in the United States is highest in the world. American business are saddled to pay healthcare, workers compensation, social security taxes and other payroll taxes that make them less competitive in a world economy.

    male-crying-100100961Udall watches from the sidelines as the middle class has taken a hosing by government policies that help the super rich  and taxes the middle class through higher cost for gasoline, food, utilities, and housing.

    Voted for Dodd Frank that doesn’t regulate big banks or Wall Street but encourages big banks to get bigger by buying out little banks. Under Udall’s tenure the justice dept still hasn’t prosecuted a single criminal suit against the banksters who brought the U.S. na king system down in 2008, and hasn’t done anything about the two government backed mortgage companies (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that made bad loans and started the debacle of 2008.Talk the talk on the middle class, but doesn’t walk the walk.

    Voted again (May 2014) against GMO labeling…on the side of corporate monopolies that are only after profits.  Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) when fed to animals in labs cause sterility and death.  Oh well, I guess Mark knows best, we should not have the right to know how our food is being altered, irradiated and poisoned with God Knows what.

    Udall’s votes decimates the American family by devaluing the currency, increasing the cost of good and services, and taxing all income that would be better left in the wallets of those who earn the money.

    Udall went to a college that has spawned numerous notorious ecoterrorists and he couldn’t care less about the ranchers or their land that feeds families, or the ranching heritage .

    He is a two-bit liberal elitist who has no regard whatsoever for Farmers and Ranchers.or their property rights. He is a career politician who has not only never created a job but done nothing but sign the back of government checks for most of his career

    Mark Udall is a career politician and Washington insider who is running for office, but can’t run from his official voting record. Make an educated vote, not an emotional vote.

Hillary more of the same