Skip to comments.Even Cows Flee California Seeking a Better Economic Climate
Posted on 11/19/2012 6:36:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
It's not just millionaires and billionaires who are fleeing the economic madness in California. Even cows are starting to depart for greener pastures. That's right, 400 bovine refugees shuffled off to Kansas just this month, with more expected to follow as over 100 dairy farms in California close their doors.
Why are cows voting with their hooves?
It's hard to find a government program as insane as the complex web of price supports, market orders, direct payments, diversion programs, herd reductions, import barriers, export subsidies, and stacked-to-the-rafters cheese warehouses that characterize Uncle Sam's efforts to "rationally manage" the dairy market. If you really want to understand how crony capitalism works to create market conditions only a Soviet commissar could love, take a look at what happens when byzantine federal regulations collide with state interventions.
Around the time of the New Deal, guaranteeing the milk supply joined life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as one of the cardinal responsibilities of government. While this may be ascribed to a desire by politicians to always have enough babies to kiss, some suspect that buying the votes of dairy farmers had something to do with it.
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And this is the government that will manage the health care for every person in the USA....unbelievable.
If your governor has refused to join ObamaCare’s state exchanges, be sure to thank him, because the Obamedia will be howling in protest.
Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to relieve.
...stacked-to-the-rafters cheese warehouses...
I love cheese. My cardiologist doesn’t.
“1 Then it came to pass, at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh had a dream; and behold, he stood by the river. 2 Suddenly there came up out of the river seven cows, fine looking and fat; and they fed in the meadow. 3 Then behold, seven other cows came up after them out of the river, ugly and gaunt, and stood by the other cows on the bank of the river. 4 And the ugly and gaunt cows ate up the seven fine looking and fat cows. So Pharaoh awoke.”
Business and farming famine coming to the land of California. Thanks to insane, corrupt policies and those running it. Welcome to your future under Obama America.
Here’s another fact:
Dairy farms in some of the Calif Counties- especially near San Fran, are required to remove all their manure & truck it out of that county—because that county declares manure a toxic waste.
So—IF you and your brother both run dairy farms- across the road from each other, in different counties, one of them must pay to have all their manure trucked out of the county & taken elsewhere, and other brother doesn’t have that expense.
The cost of land is the same.
The cost of dairy hay is the same.
The cost of labor is the same.
The cost of equipment is the same.
The cost of property taxes is the same.
The price you can get paid for your milk is controlled by the state.
But one brother has a much higher cost of doing business than the other brother across the street.
You wonder why they are pulling up stakes???