Sunday, 5 January 2014

How the USDA takes almost half of raisin farmers’ crop, Then fines them into bankruptcy if they don’t comply


How the USDA takes almost half of raisin farmers' crop, Then fines them into bankruptcy if they don't comply
By Nick Sorrentino
July 18, 2013

"Well, as through the world I've rambled, I've seen lots of funny men
Some rob you with a sixgun, some with a fountain pen" -- Woody Guthrie

Of course that good commie Woody Guthrie was talking about country banks which went under at almost the rate of farms in the 1930s.

No, nowadays the fountain pen is in the hand of a g man from Washington.

This is theft. It is robbery, and the bureaucrats make life hell for these people in our name. We fund the USDA.

And it's worse than just the government stealing just for the government. The government steals for the raisin packing industry which gets high quality product to sell overseas or to US school lunch programs at almost no cost.

The farmers in the below video said "enough" and started packing their own raisins in an effort to circumvent the red tape rape. The USDA said no dice and now these farmers are deep in the hole simply because they refused to give away half their crop for free.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A8S4S49TyDk

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2013/07/how-the-usda-steals-almost-half-of-raisin-farmers-crop-then-fines-them-into-bankruptcy-if-they-dont-comply/