Environmental Working Group leans Left which doesn’t mean they can’t count or ignore data. EWG has put together a database of Farm Subsidies by state and by county naming names and amounts of taxpayer money our fellow citizens take from us. Search by Names of Pennsylvanians receiving Farm subsidies.
The Madison Project: Scoring the Farm/Food Stamp Agriculture Committee – The Problem with Red State Republicans
Last week, the House Agriculture Committee marked up the preposterous $957 billion farm/food stamp bill (H.R. 6083). Despite the media reports about severe cuts to the food stamp program, this bill actually locks in the appalling levels of spending established in the Obama-era. In many respects, the committee votes from last week shed light on […]
KEY VOTE ALERT “NO” on the Farm Bill (S. 3240) The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240). The Senate will likely begin consideration of the bill this week. A vote on final passage, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included […]
Issues 2012 Part 10: The Farm Bill and Republican Corporoate Welfare Farm Subsidies and Insurance – $156 Billion over 10 Years
The Farm Bill, loaded with special subsidies, paid for by The Forgotten Taxpayer is slithering through the Senate. See data base of Farm Subsidies for US and for Pennsylvania Here is liberal, good government Environmental Working Group’s idea of ‘free’ crop insurance to replace subsidy system now in effect. “Dr. Babcock’s new […]
The Republican’s Farm Subsidies. Pennsylvania farmers received $1.81 billion in subsidies 1995 to 2010, details here. Top 10% received an average of $14, 161 and bottom 80% $696. 72% of Pennsylvania farmers received no subsidies. Pat Toomey on Farm Subsidies 2006. Farm Subsidies seen near intractable given Republican support for them.
WSJ details the various Farm Subsidy programs. Price subsidies are declining but other subsidies remain in place. Taxpayers are subsidizing food producers meaning taxpayers are paying twice for higher food costs. Subsidizing producers reduces competition and efficiency in production meaning higher prices for food, not lower, as some argue. What is the point of that? […]
Pat Toomey in WSJ: How to Freeze the Debt Ceiling Without Risking Default Next year, the government will have 10 times more income than it needs to honor its interest obligations Pay the bonds and then engage in selective, sequential shutdown of nonessential and ineffective government programs, including Ethanol Subsidies and Farm Subsidies1. Even Sen. […]