50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies

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Nothing makes me happier than subsidizing the already rich. (Not that I like subsidizing anyone.)

(From EcoWatch)

Think federal farm subsidies only help out struggling family farmers? Think again.

Fifty members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans—banking tycoon David Rockefeller Sr., Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, stockbroker Charles Schwab and dozens of other billionaires—received at least $6.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis. And these fat cats likely received even more subsidies through the federal crop insurance program.

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