You suddenly don't like it when the government destroys businesses? Why not? It does benefit other larger businesses, correct?
Guess who has the assets to buy up the small guys that are failing? Only the large guys… Remember I said that the asset grab isn't done yet? Guess what? Producers are on the grab list. When the two largest banks in the US dismantled the barrier between them and industry - they put their finger into almost every aspect of the American economy. Including food products.
Want to know why metals now cost more? The banks purchased warehouses and slowed deliver to hike prices. So they stockpile it to goose prices. So manipulating the market (and the water situation) to kill the small Farmer and then have the larger guys step in might be painful - but look at every other industry and you'll see failure means the big guys can sweep down and own even more... The well-funded will win because they can buy politicians and outspend anyone in the either Valley.
Look at what has happened to small business and the middle class since your hero Reagan killed PATCO - after all - he was the original contract breaker. Look at where the money has gone since he sold you the "trickle down" theory, and it was adopted by a pack of morons so lazy, they thought money would fall out of the butts of the rich… Too bad that history shows that It went to the top only to stay there… How the hell do you think the banks and large business got so powerful?
This asset grab isn't over by far and if you think that water is the only way the banks can get to you, you're simply living in an alternate universe. They have ALL the money and almost ALL the power. You? Not so much.
The banks/giant Ag don't need you. At all. Heck, they're so large now that when they appear on the horizon to move you out or otherwise hinder your access to the market and profitability? You won't even be able to see their edges.
How did Obama's visit to Colusa, Yuba and Sutter go? Oh wait. He went to places that where hot heads don't holler about birth certificates, Benghazi, the IRS, Clinton, Monica and Vince Foster. Ooops...
You're a farmer, you knew right up front that reap what you sow. With no water, you might consider different crops to make more money… But more money would be all the more reason for them to wrest it away from you - or put a Goldman Sachs sign between you and the market…
At that point prices might spike but you won't see any of the revenue. Your options would be sell, or fail - then sell. Look at either situation and you'll see the commonality.
Not trying to pitch you a scare, but the wolves are heading for your door. And no power on earth is currently able to stop them. Like I said, pray for rain… Because the biggest, immortal suckling is eventually going to bump you off that nipple and into oblivion.
The only way that you will be safe? Tell all your Republican friends that you all were bamboozled, then recognize that you believe what you are told by your party and pals, because you are basically a pack of authoritarians. The kind of people that need to be told what to think or believe. Then hammer the parties relentlessly to shift the flow of money from the top and towards the middle class. Lastly, work with the US Government to adopt the post Great Depression laws that hindered banks from the very activity that will allow them to eat you alive. I didn't say the chances were good....
You just need to recognize the one thing I tell folks over and over…. If you pick a side in politics you might feel you are helping to move a needle because you feel like part of a team. The harsh reality is that while you might pick a team to be on… Neither the Democrats or the Republicans are on your side.
Good luck and I sincerely mean that.
All this for a bowl of borscht.