Rural economic development programs, conservation programs and other federal programs have worked for decades with many successes. As in any organization there are ways programs can be improved — whether in goals, administration or execution. That said, there are few reasons to scrap all of these programs in total.
While you may be right that there needs to be some major tax reforms made, they are not the reforms likely to be pursued by the Trump Administration … those “reforms” will likely gouge the very middle class voters in rural America you would like to protect in favor of special interest breaks for Wall Street and those favoring more agricultural consolidation and cuts to programs that help the little guy (gals) in rural areas.
Thank you for your feedback, and looking forward to your ideas for how to come together and fight for rural America.
(oh, and there’s no need to swear)