At the same time when the brand-R parrots are squawking loudly about brand-D threats
to nationalize the oil industry, a major brand-R leader, probable VP choice for McCain, has just nationalized the sugar industry.
Governor Crist [of Florida] announced a $1.75 billion deal to buy the U.S. Sugar Corporation, including 187,000 acres of farmland that once sat in the northern Everglades. If the deal goes through, it will extinguish a powerful 77-year-old company with 1,700 employees and deep roots in South Florida's coal-black organic soil. ...
Environmentalists hope that eventually, the area will become storage reservoirs, treatment marshes and perhaps even a flowway reconnecting the lake to the Glades. This could help recreate the original north-to-south movement of the "River of Grass", and eliminate damaging pulses of excess water into coastal estuaries. That would be good news for panthers and gators, dolphins and herons, ghost orchids and royal palms.
Yessir, just what we need at this point. Save the ghost orchid, kill the people. Lose one more industry to foreigners, especially a crop that could be used for biofuel. Take a tremendous amount of land into government hands where it will be mishandled. Guaranteed result: More wildfires, worse flooding, less tax revenue for Florida, more emergency expenses for Florida, shortages in other sugar-producing crops, higher prices for everything.
Unfathomable. Unspeakable. Purely Communist by the strictest definition.
Of course, Manchurian Candidate McCain will love it. Fits his platform perfectly. Sell the country to China and Cuba. Eliminate production, eliminate business, eliminate resources. Turn us into a third-world dependency. That's MC McCain for you.