Millionaires get farm payments; nobody checking

Discussion in 'Economics' started by Banjo, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Banjo


  2. Lucrum


    I saw a John Stossel report on the farm bill recently. It's sickening the money being flushed down the toilet by our federal government.
  3. Isn't it the farm payments that made them millionaires? :D
  4. how do i get a payment?
  5. What's really sickening to me are the conservation payments. You are paid to not farm the land.

    And, last year, they actually did let you collect hay from the "unfarmed" land since there was a shortage of hay.
  6. This is more evil than Communism. Our country deserves to go bankrupt.
  7. Midas


    The day of the 20 acre and a mule farmer are long gone. Most farmers and ranchers that I know are wealthy.There is a disconnect between suburban and metropolitan image of farming and agri-business and the reality.

    In Florida, where I live, Ag is second only to tourism. Most of the commercial operations are large and family owned. The small ones are "hobby farms" owned by weathy people who like to have a place in the country.

    These programs are and example of gov. waste.