Government Spending

Pain and Productivity

November 3 2011

Hello everybody out there in farm country. John Block is back on his farm this week; I am Rick Frank sitting in. This radio commentary is brought to you by the Renewable Fuels Association, Monsanto, and John Deere. They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America. Thank you.

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The bad news just keeps rolling in. The unemployment rate rests at 9% with over 400,000 new applicants each week. Worse yet, many…

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Hungry World

October 13 2011

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Is the world going to run out of food? The world’s population has doubled since 1970. Grain prices have doubled in the last 4 years. The worry about food supply has many rich countries, including Saudi…

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Debt Debate

July 14 2011

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What to talk about this week?  Farm prices are good – corn, soy beans, hogs, cattle.  Not much to complain about.  We just have to worry about the weather. 

Right now, the debt…

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Ag Cuts

June 23 2011

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The ax did fall on ag spending in the House.  Another sharp ax fell on ethanol subsidies in the Senate. 

The massive unsustainable debt has Members of Congress doing things…

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Debt

February 18 2011

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With our nation’s debt piling up an additional trillion dollars every year as far as the eye can see, with all the worry about debt in Europe, maybe – just maybe—our own politicians could…

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Who Will Lead?

February 4 2011

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It seems like the whole world is in turmoil. Look at Egypt and all of the Middle East – riots in the streets and dictators trying to hold their power. Turn to Europe where the debt…

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Take our Government Back

November 11 2010

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The election we just had was an unexpected, hard to imagine shock to the ruling Democratic party. In fact, it had to be a surprise to a lot of people, myself included. And yet, when I…

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Election Results

November 4 2010

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The voters have spoken loud and clear. Let’s hope our Congress and the Obama Administration were listening.

We have seen big game changing elections before. In 1980, Ronald Reagan…

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Mid-Term Elections

September 16 2010

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Rural America has not been happy with the direction our federal government has taken in the last 2 years. Now, we have a mid-term election coming up in less than 50 days that could…

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The Tea Party Movement

July 22 2010

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 How about that Tea Party movement? A year ago, nobody had even heard of them. When they burst upon the scene, all the political power brokers were making fun of them. They were a joke.…

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