Post Tagged with: "subsidies for the rich"

July 16, 2012 14:23

Sacred Cows and Bipartisan B.S. In Farm Bill

Taxpayers continue to bear the heavy burden of subsidizing campaign contributors, the rich and corporations under the cover of a nostalgic vision of farming. “Farmers” who receive about 80 percent of government subsidies are multimillionaires whose incomes put them in Obama’s definition of the rich.

June 25, 2012 07:23

Capital Crime – Biomassive Energy Subsidies in Farm Bill

The farm bill [] has little to do with farming and a lot to do with handouts. Energy subsidies? The farm bill’s full of ‘em, particularly in the Title IX energy section, and they all need to go.

June 4, 2012 06:25

Time to End Ludicrous Farm Subsidies

[S]ubsidy programs paid more than $1.3 billion to non-farmers in a six year period. .. As one example, billionaire Ted Turner has received more than $200,000 in subsidies. – Capitalism Magazine

November 16, 2011 08:04

Government subsidies of the Rich

This welfare for the well-off – costing billions of dollars a year – is being paid for with the taxes of the less fortunate, many who are working two jobs just to make ends meet, and IOUs to be paid off by future generations. – Sen. Tom A. Coburn, M.D.