02/19/14 05:30 PM
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A conservative Nevada think tank filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the governor's economic development office, claiming subsidies funneled to private businesses are unconstitutional. Nevada Policy Research Institute argues that a Catalyst Fund created by the 2011...
By Steve Chapman | 02/13/14 11:13 AM
The name "Chicago," according to local lore, came from an Indian word meaning "stinky onion." But for decades the city had a different aroma, wafting from an array of candy factories. It was a sweet bonus of urban life. Thanks to a little-known government program, though, it has largely faded...
By John Stossel | 02/11/14 02:25 PM
Politicians say "we're all equal" and pretend that they represent everyone. But in fact, they constantly pick winners and losers. America is now like the place described in George Orwell's book Animal Farm: "All animals are equal," but some are "more equal than others." Animal Farm was about...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 11:18 AM
Look at that map of western North Carolina. Most of that chunk of the state -- basically, everything in that map but Asheville and a swath running east from Asheville -- is in the 11th Congressional District. The pea-green area is all national forest. The gray-green area is a national...
By Sean Lengell | 02/04/14 05:15 PM
Congress gave final approval for a massive, long-term farm bill, ending a bitter two-year partisan debate over funding for agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program. The measure, which the Senate passed Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, will cost about $100 billion a year over...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/04/14 05:02 PM
Obama on heralded the Senate vote Tuesday, saying that the farm bill while not “perfect,” would “make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America’s food, but for our nation.”
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/04/14 04:31 PM
A trillion-dollar, pork-filled farm bill stuffed with corporate welfare passed the House last week and cleared the Senate on Tuesday -- thanks in part to a little-noticed maneuver by the bipartisan leadership in both chambers.
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 03:49 PM
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
By Timothy P. Carney | 01/31/14 04:09 PM
There are 32 teams in the NFL. Twenty-eight of those 32 play in a stadium built with taxpayer money, according to Travis Waldron and Pat Garofalo. Two more teams play in a stadium expanded through government subsidies. The other two teams are the New York Giants and New York Jets, who both play...
By Sean Lengell | 01/27/14 07:39 PM
Congressional negotiators agreed Monday evening on a massive farm bill that would keep agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program funded for another five years while ushering in reforms that promise to lower the deficit. The measure would cost almost $100 billion a year...
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