Thursday, December 17, 2009
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The payments from the $290 million will soon be going out according to Secretary Vilsack.
In Reagan's first inaugural address (1981), he said, "In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem."
The above chart clearly demonstrates in constant 2005 dollars, government subsidies to all kinds of farmers really took off with Reagan. At the same time corporate power was handed a carte blanche to serve their own needs.