February 8, 2005

HERE’S MORE ON WHO BENEFITS FROM FARM SUBSIDIES:

David Rockefeller, the former chairman of Chase Manhattan and grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, who received 99 times more subsidies than the median farmer;

Scottie Pippen, professional basketball star, who received 39 times more subsidies than the median farmer;

Ted Turner, the 25th wealthiest man in America, who received 38 times more subsidies than the median farmer; and

Kenneth Lay, the ousted Enron CEO and multi-millionaire, who received 3 times more subsidies than the median farmer.

Not exactly the Joads, here.

UPDATE: Josh Claybourn doubts that the proposed cuts will ever happen.

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