- Posted August 10, 2012 by
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Election 2012: Your stories
Iowa pastor upset Romney visited wealthy farmers instead of struggling families.
The farmer Romney did visit has an underground garage for several cars, car wash bay, art display area etc. They feel he is out of touch.
From the article
The point is that Romney skipped over talking to family farm owners and instead, met with LeMar Koethe, who certainly can’t claim to have a good grasp on what small farm owners are facing.
Is Romney planning on ignoring the 98% completely? He couldn’t even pretend for a day? He couldn’t even meet with and pose with a small, family farm owner?
Sure, they might not own their own in house car wash bay and in home recreation centers, but no one can claim that the proud owners of America’s small farms are not productive and don’t deserve a voice at the table.
Or can they?
Maybe if Republicans hadn’t ignored the real business of congress before heading off for vacay, things could have been different. In addition to ignoring the Post Office, Republicans opposed a full extension of agriculture programs that included drought relief because of the “added cost to the taxpayer” (but they didn’t mind wasting our money with 33 attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act), while Democrats wanted Congress to pass a full extension of agriculture programs that included the drought relief.