Thursday, August 30, 2007

mellencamp rocks (taxpayers)!

According to this morning's C-J, John Cougar Mellencamp will "play" Freedom Hall on October 28th. That's a fitting choice of verbs, since Mellencamp's namesakes (all relatives?) in Southern Indiana have been "playing" taxpayers for a long time as recipients of direct farm subsidies. From 1995-2005, they received more than $1.1 million from taxpayers. (Insert joke here about farming the government or "little pink houses for you and me".)

Wouldn't it be a better world if John had simply given the money to his relatives? Ahhh, but ain't that America?

1 Comments:

At August 30, 2007 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Endiana.com said...

New Zealand dismantled its farm subsidies. The net results are amazing.

See here:

http://www.newfarm.org/features/0303/newzealand_subsidies.shtml

 

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