Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Farmers Grants to Leave Properties

"FARMING families broken by the drought will be paid up to $150,000 by the Federal Government to walk off the land forever." States the header of the Herald Sun story.

I find it completely ridiculous that farmers get the sorts of handouts that ordinary businesses don't. Would the local milkbar owner get subsidisation or grants if they're business is going under? I guess its different because they're mostly ethnic and farmers are real aussies. I think unfortunately that’s the subconscious attitude of mainstream Australia.

Its good to be back posting...

4 Comments:

Blogger C-MAC said...

Mate, spot on. Good to have you back.

11:30 PM  
Blogger larson_b said...

the premise that passive racism has anything to do with payments is so absurd as to not require comment, so i wont!

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the premise that passive racism has anything to do with payments is so absurd as to not require comment, so i wont!"

...But that is a comment?

All I'm saying is that farmers are only getting paid out because of the myth that they are the real Australia.

Tell me, do you believe that farmers are looked after more or less then other Australians? And if more, what drives this?

And lastly, do you think the payment would be more, nothing, less or the same if farming was a non ethnic industry?

Please comment.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said. Farmers are parasites. I'm sick of bailing out their badly managed and unviable businesses. I don't remember being on the recieving end of this sort of aid during the dot.com bust.

12:07 AM  

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