Cuts can be made, but politicians have to want to make them

Cuts can be made, but politicians have to want to make them

October 19, 2013
Originally published in East Valley Tribune

The program costs $9 billion annually and really should be eliminated since crop insurance is commercially available. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, even a 15% reduction in subsidies to farmers with incomes over $750,000 would save $1.2 billion.