What would you tell people if you worked for the raisin administrative
committee?... how embracing. The fact that such a thing exists... talk about
waste and overly large government... and this is coming from someone who leans
liberal. How about we let the market decide if we have too many raisins or not.
I agree with this farmer. The government should not be allowed to take
someone's production, labor or produce without paying for what they take.
And they should pay a fair market value.
If Horne wins his case, I wonder if the government will have to reimburse him
and all other raisin farmers for the crops that they have taken over the years.
It looks to me that the "supply" of government employees greatly exceeds
the "demand". How abut sticking those "excess" employees on the
shelf until the market shows a need for their services? Maybe they could prove
their worth by harvesting grapes and be paid the wages of those who harvest
So the government creates laws to take your property. Sounds a lot like
Obamacare today, if you don't have insurance you owe the government a huge
fine.ANOTHER example of government getting to big and crossing over
into tyranny. I'm pretty sure this isn't what the constitution had in
mind when it allowed the FEDs to "regulate commerce". King
George is alive and well.
Here we have a case where some stupid law that was instituted by Pres. Truman
almost 70 years ago and is still hanging around pestering poor people like this
already harried grape farmer who wants nothing more than to be paid for what he
produces.How can this kind of idiocy continue for so long??I earnestly hope this guy is able to get this one starfish of governmental
stupidity thrown back in the sea. There are so many other examples we've
**got** to start somewhere!
When Horne’s case reached the Supreme Court this spring, Justice Elena
Kagan wondered whether it might be “just the world’s most outdated
law.”I agree with kagan's assessment and can not help
wonder why it took 65 years to be challenged.@3grand you do
realize this bill was passed under Truman not Obama and first started making its
way through the courts during Bush's administration right? maybe it is time
to set aside the blind rage.
spring street; I don't think 3grand was saying that Pres. Obama did this,
he was however drawing and analogy between it and the 'Affordable Health
Care Act' that Pres. Obama rammed through congress and gleefully signed
into law, because "We have to pass it to know what's in it.." Now
that we know what's in it, the administration is still trying to sell it to
the American people by using professional sports teams to give it a good face.
So why isn't the crops of foreign countries confiscated? The law is
outdated and has no use other than someone in government illegally selling
confiscated property where no crime is involved for personal profit.
Yes this Marketing Order was created by Pres. Truman but updated under Pres.
Reagan in 1989. It appears originally it was to protect farmers but I agree
with andyjaggy - let the market decide the cost. Other agra laws are outdated -
PIK (payment in kind) for one.
This seems to be another form of marketing board. I always thought that
capitalism was self regulating?