Dying To Get A Farm Subsidy

While Congress is getting ready to vote on a five-year farm bill that extends agriculture and nutrition programs, the GAO reports that over the past seven years the U.S. Department of Agriculture has handed out $1.1 billion to over 170,000 dead farmers. True, that only averages out to $6470.59 per person, but it’s not bad considering that you not only don’t have to work, you don’t even have to be alive. At that rate you’d think people would be dying to get into farming.

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