From jakoblodwick, who writes:
His “family also received more than $693,000 in federal farm subsidies from 1995 through 2006”. But they have “earned” that money, the article points out, because of some floods.
Hey, I have an idea! Let’s take taxpayer money and use it to pay farmers and (mostly) farming conglomerates to grow more crops than the market demands at an artificially low price. Then, since we can’t sell it all here even at this ridiculously low price, we can export it and bankrupt other countries’ farmers who can’t compete with our artificially low price. And with the huge piles of corn and soy that we still have left after that, we can make cheap, highly processed food additives to make Americans fatter and more diabetic.
Ah, farm subsidies.