HURTS SO GOOD: A PROPER USE OF TAX DOLLARS?

John “Cougar” Mellencamp used to bemoan the neglected family farmer. Reason’s Matt Welch dug up a good database showing that the Mellencamp’s of the performer’s hometown (though apparently not the singer himself) rake in over $1 million in taxpayer funds on corn subsidies. Is this form of rural remuneration welfare or wisdom?

Posted by Matthew Hogan at April 15, 2005 9:13 PM