Sunday, July 02, 2006

Farm Livin' is the Life for Me

Washington spends 50% more propping up farm subsidies than it does on welfare.

Thing is -- lots of the people getting farm money from your tax money -- are not farmers.

The Washington Post spent nine months looking into farm subsidies. Some of the things they found:

  • A suburban Texas McMansion and yard getting $1,300
  • A Houston surgeon collecting $490,000 over ten years
  • Suburban homeowners having their land assessed at $55 an acre instead of their neighbors' $3,000 an acre because they got their yards declared "for agricultural use."
These folks aren't raising a single crop. But taxpayers need to raise cain over it. (Washington Post)

No comments: