New Farm Subsidy Database
Combest today links to a great piece from KMOV Channel 4 about who gets farm subsidies in St. Louis. I can honestly say that I think our national and state farm subsidy and tax credit programs are the single worst government programs (at any level). The only thing they accomplish is to make us pay more for the food we buy. And ethanol is the single worst use of that worst program, but I digress.
Really, all I want to do here is let you — our beloved readers — know of this excellent database from the Environmental Working Group. Have some fun with it. Check out your own zip code. Put in the names of politicians or former spouses. There is no end to the potential enjoyment! (Finally, I assure you that the David Stokes from Missouri in the database is a different David Stokes.)