From Against Crony Capitalism:

This piece comes from Andrew Moylan at The R Street Institute and he makes it pretty clear – the big agriculture cronies won in the farm bill, and the American taxpayer lost, again, at the hands of the supposedly “conservative” Republicans in the House.

We subsidize crops which are at record high prices and insurance schemes which encourage farmers to plant where they shouldn’t.

This costs the taxpayers of this country tens of billions of dollars.

All for farmers who on average make much more than most Americans and who often who have significant land wealth.  It’s a rural jack, plain and simple, and on a massive scale.

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