If you live in the Twin Cities, look around you. One of your neighbors might be getting money from agricultural subsidies
. Over a billion dollars in an eighteen month period. While there have been repeated attempts to limit farm subsidy payments to only those who are actively participating in farming, the article claims some are getting checks merely for participating in a conference call once a year.
There's a new farm bill working its way through Congress right now, and fixing this problem is not on the agenda. If someone would like to wear the mantle of fiscal conservative -- let's say you, Rep. Bachmann -- how about a proposal to stop this silliness?
H/T: Mark J. Perry
, who has a map of where the money goes.
Labels: economics, Minneapolis