So here is an interesting tidbit on subsidies: other countries that subsidize actually allow the savings to trickle down to consumers. When I was in Russia, milk (good quality milk!), bread (far less processed and chemicalized!), vegetables and BOOKS were all subsidized to the point that a quart of milk for the final consumer was about $.50, a loaf of bread about $.35, veggies varied but were comparably as cheap. Books were subsidized heavily to promote reading and education. ALL books. My friend found a beautiful glossy page Lord of the Rings book fully illustrated in color for about $4.00 regular price. This was like, collector's edition shit that would have been at least $200 here. So this was a country that could see the whole point of a subsidy: to better take care of poor citizens that would otherwise starve -- NOT to take care of a corporation to make sure that they could make billions in profit. Call it socialism if you like, but at least it trickled down to benefit actual people.
But back to the foods: if we are forced to have subsidies at all, why aren't the consumers here seeing any benefit from it? If this HFCS is subsidized so heavily as to make a gallon of soda really worth about $.001 cents, a loaf of bread is the same cost, why are American consumers paying out the ass to provide such high profits for the corporations? Why isn't the government choosing healthier foods to subsidize if they "care" so much about consumer health?? Gaahhhhhh...subsidize vegetables and pastured meat already.
And I get that Russia's government is completely different from ours and that Americans would not trade our govt for theirs for anything on the planet, but this is just a major example of American politic BS I think that has gone horribly wrong and been twisted into something sick in our country.
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