View Full Version : Bruce Springsteen Received Federal Farm Subsidies

11-14-2011, 02:40 PM
Wealthy celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Quincy Jones and Ted Turner have received federal subsidies, according to “Subsidies of the Rich and Famous,” a new report from the office of Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn.


The Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified several individuals receiving farm payments “whose professions had nothing to do with farming or agricultur[e],” says the report. These individuals include real-estate developer Maurice Wilder, a “part-owner of a professional sports franchise [who] received total of more than $200,000 in farm program payments in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.”

The report also says millionaires Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Ted Turner have collected farm subsidies.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/coburn-report-bon-jovi-springsteen-quincy-jones-ted-turner-received-federal-funds/#ixzz1diLKT63E

11-14-2011, 02:45 PM
So what?
The guy who formed the company I work for - the son of a banker who went into software development - gets farm subsidies on his property, too.
Don't remember how much, but he gets paid not to grow corn every year.
The law is what it is, and celebrities probably have the money to pay someone to look into how they can take advantage of it.
Anyone who thinks the laws exist to help out the little guy is a fool.
They're there for the rich guys.

11-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Ted Turner is the largest single land owner in the US. Springsteen owns an organic farm he leases out to a farmer. http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/coburn-report-bon-jovi-springsteen-quincy-jones-ted-turner-received-federal-funds/

At the same time, Bruce Springsteen received farm subsidies because he leases his property to an organic farmer,” the report explains.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/14/coburn-report-bon-jovi-springsteen-quincy-jones-ted-turner-received-federal-funds/#ixzz1djbtituS