Choice tidbits from the Farm Bill’s expansive budget
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Much publicity has been generated by public figures who go on the ‘food stamp diet,’ and the results are consistent: you can fill your stomach, but you can’t afford fresh food. Agricultural subsidies make junk food artificially cheap and force people with limited means to choose between health and hunger. The government still doles out its surpluses, just more covertly.
Next time, we ask: who? Let’s examine the demographics of the formidable Farm Bill.