throw in the subsides for other corporate interests and I agree with you
The gov has no business giving money away. <br />
Yes. Its time to shut it all down. Rich farmers do not need government payments.
Some 60% of the republican party is rural and most are evangelicals. Making friends much less sense has never been their strong suit. Why do you think they're once again petitioning to secede from the union? They were just never really cut out for a democratic society.
It's not just because they're Scots-Irish, it's because they're rural farmers. Get with the program, this is the modern military-industrial complex and demanding small government and archaic values like any rural farmer would just doesn't cut it anymore. You want to be on the winning side then move to the big city like everybody else.
Sounds like the same kind of excuses the fundamentalists use whether they're Scot-Irish or not.
I don't think they have a better grip on reality either, merely that they're on the winning side in this battle and rural people better get used to it or continue to suffer the consequences.
The winners always destroy everything. That's how they win. The white farmers destroyed the Native American's land, the industries destroyed it some more, and soon it will be the robots. If that bothers you I'm sure you could find a nice isolated cave or island or something to live on.
I'm not the least bit angry. Just stating simple facts of life.