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Sell a few rabbits, earn $200 Obama fines you $90,000
Radio Vice Online ^ | May 20, 2010 | Steve McGough

Posted on 05/20/2011 8:00:25 AM PDT by Steve495

That’s right. I’m putting this right at the feet of the president himself. A family in Missouri has been fined more than $90,000 by the US Department of Agriculture for selling more than $500 of the furry creatures in less than one year. The families profit was a whopping $200 for the year.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: federal; fine; government; rabbits; regulation; usda; waiver
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1 posted on 05/20/2011 8:00:31 AM PDT by Steve495
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To: Steve495

Liberalism is a mental disease.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 8:01:31 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Steve495
No problem.

All they have to do is ask for a waiver.

Washington hands them out like party favors.

3 posted on 05/20/2011 8:03:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

HA....I was thinking yesterday....when I hit 65 or whatever age they REQUIRE you to join Medicare, I’m going to tell all the medical places....”I have a waiver.” I’ll let them try and prove I don’t.....


4 posted on 05/20/2011 8:05:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No problem. All they have to do is ask for a waiver. Washington hands them out like party favors.

Yeah, but you may need to "grease the skids" to get it to happen. The good news is that it will only take political donations of $10k to make that $90k fine go away. A bargain.

5 posted on 05/20/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: Steve495
It's probably safe to assume these are not some of Holder's Peiople.

It has been well said that really up-to-date liberals do not care what
people do, as long as it is compulsory.
-- George Will


6 posted on 05/20/2011 8:10:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: Steve495
That's what's wrong with bureaucrats, they are breeding like rabbits.
7 posted on 05/20/2011 8:12:28 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Steve495

If you’re self sufficient, and not dependent on government and liberals,

you’ll have a big ol’ target on your back.

You’re one of those people that will have to be eliminated before their utopia can come to fruition.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 8:12:48 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Steve495
There has to be a bit more to this story for there to be justification of a $90k fine by the USDA. Perhaps the family *has* gone over a guilty line, and thus the find. Some possibilities that might explain this:

1. Taking republican ballots in previous primaries?

2. Donations to conservative political campaigns?

3. Running for office, local or otherwise, on the republican ticket?

4. Serving on a local Republican Town Committee?

9 posted on 05/20/2011 8:16:59 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Steve495

$200/year.

I made about the same in the 8th/9th grade selling mice and rats to the pet stores for snake feed.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 8:18:19 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Iron Munro

ROFLMAO! ‘Broccoli Stem...’ That made my day! :)


11 posted on 05/20/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Rebelbase

Until people start eating mice and rats, I think you’d be flying under the radar.

What the ruling class despises is the idea that they can’t control you through controlling your food supply when you raise/grow your own food.

There was an article a while back about a man getting targeted for having “too big” of a garden.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 8:20:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Steve495

Why can the USDA intervene if no interstate commerce is involved? This fine should be appealed in the courts.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 8:21:01 AM PDT by The Great RJ (1`1)
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To: screaminsunshine
Liberalism is a mental disease.

Communism is more like it. We have such a bloated form of government from the cities, counties, States and especially the Federal Government that all they want to do is make laws to prohibit us from our freedoms. In order for the bloated government to survive they must fine or tax us to death and offer nothing for own own choice. We are all criminals by the millions of laws forced on us. No longer free choice from light bulbs to what color you want to paint your house.

14 posted on 05/20/2011 8:21:08 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Steve495

I’ll bet the $90,000 is not a figure snatched out of the air. It’s how much the USDA spent investigating the case.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 8:25:20 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: Steve495

Puts me in mind of Rhonda the Rabbit Lady, who appeared in Michael Moore’s first film, Roger and Me. She was the one selling rabbits out of her home “for pets or meat”.

Turns out that not only did Moore not share his enormous riches gained from the film with her, but it also caused the state to shut her down since she did not have the proper permits to sell meat for human consumption.

I met her a short time afterward. She had been forced to take a job slinging hash in a Kmart cafeteria.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 8:26:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: The Great RJ

Wickard v Filburn


17 posted on 05/20/2011 8:28:10 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Steve495

Notice, if you look at the main letter copy, that the signer is someone named Sarah Conant. However... the signature of this person reads...... “C~~nt” as far as is legibly discernable.

Interesting how federal bureaucrats self identify. Helps them with later federally paid therapy.

What sheer idiocy. I would say that these folks would have had a better chance if they did this through 4H, at least no fines.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 8:28:19 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: C210N
Hmm, $90K+ fine for not having a license.

I do believe the fault is in their not having responded to earlier correspondence. Given the way this particular letter is put together ~ or should I say chunked together ~ I have no doubt the people receiving the others had no idea at all they were supposed to answer it in some way.

The USDA could use my services, but first they will have to fire half the staff over there ~ when this kind of stuff goes out asking for that much money ~ on a billing that looks like one of those scam operations ~ that means the people behind it are INEDUCABLE!

19 posted on 05/20/2011 8:29:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Steve495
Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? ...We want them broken... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt.

(Dr. Floyd Ferris, Atlas Shrugged)

20 posted on 05/20/2011 8:35:11 AM PDT by reegs
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