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    Default The West is racist for not paying niggers to pick cotton!



    Western governments are rigging the market against poor cotton growers in Africa by pouring billions of pounds of taxpayers' money into farms in the United States and Europe, according to a new report today.

    The US and EU have handed cotton farms subsidies of $32bn (20bn) in the past decade, disadvantaging otherwise cheaper West African imports, according to the report by the Fairtrade Foundation.

    China, the biggest cotton producer in the world, has also propped up its farmers with $15.4 billion (9.5 billion) since the deadlocked Doha trade talks began in 2001.

    The report, The Great Cotton Stitch Up, complained the payments were "distorting" the world market for the most used natural fibre in the world. While cotton should be the "white gold" that lifted 10 million farmers in West Africa out of poverty, they were engaged in a daily battle to survive, the report said, quoting Oxfam's calculation that the payments cost the four "C4" states of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali 155m a year.

    The Fairtrade Foundation published the report two days before the European Commission is due to announce proposals for reforming the Common Agricultural Policy which subsidises farmers. Brussels is not expected to change the cotton regime.

    Global cotton prices have almost doubled since the summer to a 15 year high of $1.39 a pound last week, because of floods in China and Pakistan, two big producers, bad weather in the US and an export ban in India. The increase has promped British retailers Next, New Look and Primark to warned the cost of clothing in the shops will increase.

    Despite the rise, West African farmers are unlikely to raise production because they have been badly stung by the collapse in world prices over the past 30 years, according to the report. It said subsidies had worsened their situation. Since 2001, the US has spent the most on subsidy, $24.4 billion 51 per cent of the global total paying 3,500 farmers in southern states such as Arizona, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. According to the report, a powerful US cotton lobby funds US politicians who have maintained the payments.

    Brussels spent $6.9bn on supporting 100,000 small cotton growers, mostly in Greece, paying $2.51 per pound of cotton, more than the market price. Last year the EU subsidy per pound of cotton was 10 times higher than the US rate. If trade barriers were removed, Fairtrade said, production would fall in subsidised regions and rise in West Africa.

    Average income per head in the C4 states is $637. "Cotton is our only income. These [US subsidies] are the reason we're not producing as much cotton. Mali cotton farmers are hardly able to cover their living costs," said Douda Samake, secretary of a cotton co-operative in Mali. "It's the main export for Mali and the state does not have funds to pay for healthcare and education."

    The Fairtrade Foundation is calling for the EU to scrap cotton subsidies, in a move that would isolate the US. Harriet Lamb, its executive director, said: "It is incredible that EU cotton subsidies are worth more per pound than what cotton trades for on global markets. This is why we are calling on the EU to eliminate its cotton trade distorting subsidies."

    In a foreword to the report, Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, committed Britain to work towards ending the distortion. He said: "The current system of subsidies cannot be right and certainly is not fair."
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...s-2134211.html

    So let me get this straight, it was racist when niggers had to pick cotton under slavery, but now it's also racist that they aren't getting paid to pick cotton at all?

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    Make up your mind niggers, do you or do you not want to pick the fucking cotton?
    GUIDE TO FINDING A NIGGER-FREE PLACE TO LIVE: FIND OUT WHERE THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF LIBERAL NIGGERLOVERS EXISTS IN YOUR AREA, AND MOVE INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WILL BE VERY SAFE, AS LIBERALS REFUSE TO LIVE ANYWHERE WITHIN 100 MILES OF NIGGERS. IRONIC, HUH?

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    Stupid niggerlogic once again. UGH!!! Why should WE have to pay these niggers for their labor? Shouldn't Africa's government be paying out subsidies to their farmers?

    Oh wait, Africa is run by corrupt and greedy politicians and most of the population has no employment so not much tax revenue is produced. I still don't think we should be responsible for this. It is Africa's problem and their problem only, so it shouldn't be up to the US/UN to fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRACKER_BACKER View Post
    Make up your mind niggers, do you or do you not want to pick the fucking cotton?

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    Let's see what would happen if we didn't subsidize cotton in the west: 1. Western farmers go out of business, thousands of jobs lost. 2. Now we are reliant on nigger farmers in Africa to grow cotton for us. In short, this would be a disaster. Not only would we be subject to fluctuating prices due to Africa's primitive farming infrastructure, but we may not be able to get the cotton at all. Who's to say the niggers in charge of the African governments wouldn't jack up prices because they know the west can't produce cotton domestically? And what happens when the nigger country falls into a civil war and cotton shipments are suspended? Clearly this was written by some niggerlover looking for racism everywhere, trying to extend a paw out for some gibs muh dat. Notice that only "Western nations" are blamed in the headline, even though China's subsidies are comparatively larger taking GDP into account. The author knows the Chinese don't give a flying fuck about Apefreakan niggers other than how much money they can make off them. Blaming YT is the goal of this inane article.
    "A genius has perhaps scarcely ever appeared amongst the negroes, and the standard of their morality is almost universally so low that it is beginning to be acknowledged in America that their emancipation was an act of imprudence." -Otto Weininger, Sex and Character

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    Cry me a river.

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    I live in the South, so I'm really confused. It was bad when you picked cotton, right? So bad, that everybody that had anything to do with it, and all their property, had to be destroyed, their progeny punished, eternally, right?

    Correct me if I'm wrong, that's all that anyone has heard for the past 50 years around here.

    So let's get this straight- now you want us to feed niggers for picking cotton?

    Sounds like a trap to me. Sounds like they're trying to get YT to pay money to pick cotton so they can yell, scream sue, start wars, or whatever. later.

    No dice, niggers. You think we're going to fall for this a second time? I'm still thinking we were severely ripped off the first time!

 

 

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