How do y’all feel about agricultural subsidies and Ag-gag laws?
(Please don’t obliterate me if you disagree, I’m not here to talk about ethics, I want to know how you feel about the politics and economics of animal agriculture)
So, libertarians don’t like taxes. Animal agriculture gets a large portion of its budget and profits from subsidies (you, the taxpayer), even though industries like dairy have been on the decline for half a century. Dairy is a failing industry, Impossible Foods and Beyond Meats are likely to do the same to the beef and red meat industry. Yet they still get so much funding from the federal government. Donald Trump (I’m not here to discuss him either) gave farmers I believe 19 BILLION dollars to cover “lost profits” because of the pandemic. And has done that almost every other year. He’s not the only one ofc.
TLDR: How do you feel about animal ag getting astronomical subsidies despite failing and no other industry being afforded the same bailouts?
EDIT: Yes people need to eat, but what free market says, free market should get. There is a consistent, long term, noticeable decline plaguing these industries where they have to bring back the Got Milk? campaign and ramp up advertising. For the time being, the federal government should give subsidies instead to industries that are doing well as an incentive to not become over saturated and stagnant.
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