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