The last thing our country needs is a taxpayer-funded subsidy system that favors the very foods that contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. But that's exactly what key members in the House are standing behind.
In 2009, USDA spent more than twice as much buying meat and dairy as it did on fruits and vegetables. What that means is that the USDA used taxpayers' money to buy about $1.5 billion worth of meat and dairy.
Whether you are a fan of paying down the debt, providing a strong national defense, or protecting social security, if money is sitting in the oil industry's pockets rather than in our national bank account, we are all out of luck.