A recent article in the Washington Post reported on a farmer who, while he was out looking for food, went to a farmers market and bought his own food at a cost of $4,000.
The article described how the farmer, who works at a small business in the rural areas of West Virginia, paid the price for a large amount of local produce, such as corn, beans and cornbread.
While the story has gotten a lot of attention, the farmer in the article had his fair share of criticism.
I’m a farmer myself and I know it’s not fair to all of us who work hard to provide for our families and communities to pay such a high price for food.
However, it is very difficult to defend those who are paying the price of doing so, especially as our government has become more dependent on a single-payer healthcare system.
For some, however, it seems that the farmer’s act was not a mistake, and that the $4k was an appropriate price.
It’s hard to believe that we as a nation have reached a tipping point of government dependence and dependence on the private sector.
However it’s time to reconsider the very definition of a free market.
Here are some of the many things that are costing our nation’s economy today.
We need to do more to protect our environment.
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the United States has lost about a third of its wetlands.
That is a loss of over 300 million acres of wetlands, which can be recovered through the reuse of land and wetlands restoration.
In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that about half of all wetlands that have been identified are now disappearing.
With more than a quarter of the population living in cities, our infrastructure is crumbling.
Most importantly, the health of our planet is in serious danger, as evidenced by the latest National Climate Assessment report, which finds that climate change is already affecting all facets of our lives, including the environment.
America is being sold a bill of goods that tells us that the federal government has an obligation to provide food, shelter and other basic services to the people who live in the United Sates.
The truth is that the government can’t do it alone, and the people we have elected to serve our country must do the hard work of leading the way.
These are just some of my top tips for avoiding unnecessary spending.