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  •  Cap Payments at $10,000 (1+ / 0-)
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    per year per recipient.  No exceptions.  And only for environment improving/enhancement projects, not for not growing crops.

    "The bottom 80 percent of farmers received an average total payment of just $8,682 per recipient"

    Make that bottom 80% happier by allowing them up to $10K per recipient and the problem's solved.  As it works now, the farm subsidy program does damn all for the small farmer and more than too much for the big grain, soybean, and cotton growers.

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    by Limelite on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:56:41 PM PST

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