https://fee.org/articles/the-absurd-world-of-agriculture-subsidies/I've argued that HUD should be the first to go, but I may change my mind in favor of the Department of Agriculture.
President-elect Donald Trumpâ€™s vow to â€œdrain the swampâ€ in Washington could begin with the Agriculture Department â€¦ Farmers will receive twice as much of their income from handouts (25%) this year as they did in 2013, according to the USDA â€¦ big farmers snare the vast majority of federal handouts. According to a report released this year by the Environmental Working Group â€¦ â€œthe top 1 percent of farm subsidy recipients received 26 percent of subsidy payments between 1995 and 2014.â€ The groupâ€™s analysis of government farm-subsidy data also found that the â€œtop 20 percent of subsidy recipients received 91 percent of all subsidy payments.â€
Sure, very hard to do honestly in any century, dishonest, yep, we're seeing itI have no problem with farmers getting rich, but let them
earn it themselves through hard work and innovation.
Your acquaintance has not yet had an audit. When and if he does, he is going to be one sad puppy.I have an aquaintance who has a 'pecan orchard' at his home, to write off his truck, the property ( a very nice home on 10 acres shared with his father), and his hobby of restoring old tractors. Mind you, this is he same guy who royally screwed his ex-wife in their divorce because EVERYTHING is in the name of a llc under his father.