Against Subsidies

RECEIVED Tue., April 29, 2008

Dear Editor,
    On these days following Earth Day, with so many people across Mother Earth dying of starvation, I had to speak out about the crimes against humanity being perpetrated on the human race by the prostitutes in Washington, D.C. I am speaking of the senators and representatives who sell their souls and votes to each other, as a prostitute sells her body. I’ll vote for your sugar and rice subsidies if you vote for my corn subsidy, and I’ll vote for your cotton and wheat subsidies if you vote not to raise my auto CAFE standards, and I’ll vote for your tobacco deal if you vote for my oil subsidy, etc., etc., etc. The sinister part involves the huge agribusiness. Chemical and oil companies like ConAgra, Cargill, Kraft, Monsanto, DuPont, Exxon, Conoco, Shell, etc., who pay huge bribes (supposedly political contributions) to these political prostitutes to get their support for all of the other subsidies in order to corral their votes for ethanol subsidies, which go mainly to millionaires and these huge corporations. Corn-based ethanol produces no positive benefits in the reduction of global warming, yet the subsidies for ethanol are directly responsible for all food price increases across the globe, resulting in deaths from starvation. Are these political prostitutes so imbued with their own self-importance and their need to be re-elected that it clouds their minds and judgments into continually taking the bribes while selling their subsidized souls? Our G.W. Shrub Republican and sycophant senators voted for all of the ethanol subsidies. Instead of canceling all subsidies, especially for ethanol, some want to freeze ethanol subsidies at current levels. Again, the smarmy prostitutes, while seeming to care about the starving people, are just trying to keep their hands in the cookie jar of the D.C. money brothel for re-election. Have y’all no shame?
James Jolly Clark
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