Monday, July 03, 2006

Handout-mas

I guess I missed it, but apparently this excellent, scandal focused (well, it's not like we would read anything else) reporting on subsidies is going to be a great big feature series in the post. Maybe that means lawmakers will like, do something about it? Nah...

None the less though, here's the 2nd part in what looks to be a multi-part series. And it too has all sorts of exciting tidbits (and personal interest bits) about just how much money is getting leached away...

Clearly, the program is succeeding...

"payments for corn alone have grown, from $1 billion for the 1998 crop to $4.3 billion for last year's, even though the average price farmers received for a bushel has remained near or above the government floor for the past five years"

1 Comments:

At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corn Subsidies!!!! And they say democrats are boring.

 

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