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Agree with a flat tax system

I see why you opened the post the way you did: the presentation of the data in the maps on Revolution Health is amazing, indeed. The data is, however, very scary! :S

As The New York Times reporter Michael Pollan aptly noted in his article "You Are What You Grow" (see https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/22/magazine/22wwlnlede.t.html?ei=5124&en=56d0833dcf38897c&ex=1335067200&adxnnl=1&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink&adxnnlx=1185644469-L3PUUnprrinENwc9rIG4Qw), the best place to begin is to modify the U.S. Farm Bill, which is set to be debated in Congress this week! I am optimistic, because as NPR reported on Thursday, for the first time in decades, this bill is not necessarily on auto-pilot. Long viewed as something that largely benefited Farm Belt states, the reality is that the incentives of subsidies has produced an excess of commodities such as corn, which has resulted in "new and creative ways" to use these commodities. I'm not talking about ethanol here, but substances like high-fructose corn syrup that have found their way into the average American's diet whether they realize it or not.

A pseudo-religious publication "Sojourners" (has made it possible for average citizens to communicate with their legislators on this topic very effectively. To review that and reach your Congressmen and women on this topic, you may visit https://go.sojo.net/campaign/farm_bill. Beware of the privacy policy, as you may opt out of future communications!

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