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Know the West

Cowboys are socialists

  Dear HCN,

For some reason I am just unable to relate to the long tale of woe of "good" BLM rancher Barbara Cosimati (HCN, 7/24/95).

Were it not for socialistic, below-market federal grazing fee subsidies to the West's Forest Service and BLM ranchers, few of these welfare cowboys could ever compete with our nation's free-market, private-land cattle producers.

Elise Lauster

Phoenix, Arizona