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€
Farmers getting rich off subsidies.
When we're farmers supposed to be rich?