I Drink Your Milkshake
- Mar 2, 2008
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Is this actually true? I'm trying to think here, because aside from last year, I can't think of the last time we actually got federal aid. Maybe 2010 ish?
there are a bunch of different types of subsidies and angles and such, some being soft and indirect. corn is shit for ethanol and heavily subsidized, US corn is protected from competing with brazilian sugar, etc.
ag subsidies are some of the largest however you decide to measure things ---
Subsidies are cash grants or loans that the government gives to encourages activities it wishes to promote. These include oil, farming, and Obamacare.
Imagine how high your food bill would be if the US had to import a high percentage of our food, or there were no fed subsidies for farms. You’d spend $1000/mo at Dunkin and McD instead of $400/mo
it's not nearly that simple as it's not like they are directly subsidizing US customer costs. there's certainly arguments for minimally rather large change in the structure.