Sunday, March 30, 2008

Philippine Star: "Gov’t urged: Allot more land for rice"

More Populisms.

Senators Edgardo Angara and Loren Legarda called on the government yesterday to immediately put to use one million hectares of idle and barely used lands for agriculture, specifically to augment areas for rice production.

Okay... someone is assuming that those lands are suitable for planting rice.

What if they are forested lands? HELL! Cut the trees! We must have rice!

What if they are nature reserves? HELL! We will pass new laws! Done! Not a nature reserve anymore! We must have rice!

“We had more than enough farmlands before many of them were turned into residential communities, golf courses, malls and the like,” said Legarda,

Yep. Rich people, Expats, Politicians of all stripe, Civil Servants, Tourist need those, not rice. These kinds of people eat premium steaks, not rice! So back-off Legarda!

Ah... one man's investment policy is another man's shortage.