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Infographic: The Farm Bill is a Welfare Bill in Disguise!

July 06, 2012 J

The Senate has already rammed their version of the Farm Bill through, but it’s a Farm Bill in name only: 80% of the bill’s spending goes to food stamps.  The rest is welfare of a different kind: corporate welfare.  The bill is packed with wasteful farm subsidies that mostly benefit the biggest and best-connected farms rather than the small family farmers you might have in mind.

The House is planning to take up a similar version of the bill this week, and they have a real opportunity to make bold and serious reforms to these costly programs.  The infographic below should give you some idea of what’s at stake.

Don’t like what you see?  Click here to tell your U.S. Representatives to “trim the fat” from this giant welfare bill in disguise.

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