The larger red blobs mark people receiving more than a quarter of a million dollars in farm subsidies annually.
The farm bill passed by House Democrats in July would continue giving millionaires farm subsidies (setting the income threshold for payments at $1 million a year, and keeping loopholes in place that allow some making much more to qualify). The Bush administration has proposed sharply reducing the income threshold to $200,000 a year and ending many of those loopholes. That would reduce the number of subsidy recipients by less than 40,000 (of the current million or so recipients)—though I suppose it might put some rooftop gardens on Park Avenue out of commission.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The red dots on this picture represents people receiving farm subsidies from the Government.
Via The Corner on NRO:
More than a quarter of a million dollars for a farm in Manhattan! Damn!
This is the problem with turning over control to the government. It rarely ( if ever) helps the people it is supposed to help.
H/T: Ace of Spades.