Millionaires harvesting lavish farm subsidies

In another eye-opening study, Adam Andrzejewski of Open the Books reveals that the subsidies created during the Great Depression to save family farms are yielding generous crops for millionaires:

Since 2008, however, the top 10 farm subsidy recipients each received an average of $18.2 million – that’s $1.8 million annually, $150,000 per month, or $35,000 a week. With the median household income of $60,000 a year, these farmers received more than 30 times the average yearly income of U.S. families.

You can see who is getting these subsidies in Illinois and the rest of American by going here.

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