Individual Responsibility

Budgets

April 18 2013

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At long last, the U.S. debt is front and center in the spotlight. We had gone 4 years without the Democratic Senate even passing a budget. In that timeframe, the Republican House did their legal obligation by passing budgets each year.…

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Immigration

April 11 2013

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My issue this week is immigration, but first I want to pay respect to Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister for 11 years, who passed away this week. The “Iron Lady” joined with President Reagan in transforming governments in…

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Immigration Reform

January 31 2013

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Let the debate begin. I guess we can’t say elections don’t matter. Republicans lost 70% of the Latino vote in last fall’s election. Suddenly, Republican leadership and Democrat leadership have joined…

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Food Stamps for a Week

December 20 2012

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So, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker, went on food stamps for a week. Big deal! He has been on TV and interviewed by countless newspapers. Well, just for the record, I went on food stamps…

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Food Waste

November 29 2012

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Every time I pick up a paper, I read about hungry people. Just to keep pace, we will have to double food production by 2050. If we don’t raise more food, millions will starve. What are we going to…

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Denmark

November 15 2012

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We have an organization called the Agribusiness Club that meets monthly for lunch. This year, I am serving as Chairman of the group. I invited Kansas Senator Pat Roberts to speak to us this week.

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Death Spiral

October 4 2012

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Look at our debt. Sixteen trillion dollars and rising. For every dollar our government spends, we have to borrow 40 cents. Are we in as bad a shape as Greece? No. Not yet, but if we stay on this path, we…

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Serious Problems

September 20 2012

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The first thing I want to put on the table is – “the wolves are back.” After settling our country, farmers, ranchers, and trappers got rid of almost all of the grey wolves. Along came the…

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21st Century Challenges

May 26 2011

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U.S. agriculture exports in the first 6 months of this fiscal year have exploded to a new record – 75 billion dollars. That’s a 27% increase over last year. Now that’s something to…

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Regulations

September 30 2010

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Governments at all levels, including city, state, and federal, just have this urge to regulate. They think they know what is best for all of us. Okay, we all know that as individuals,…

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