Miller ac­cepted farm sub­si­dies

Los Angeles Times - - The Nation -

GOP Se­nate can­di­date Joe Miller, who be­lieves the fed­eral govern­ment is on the brink of bank­ruptcy and has called for an end to what he calls the “wel­fare state,” re­ceived fed­eral farm sub­si­dies for land he owned in Kansas in the 1990s.

The ac­knowl­edg­ment by the Miller cam­paign that he ac­cepted farm sub­si­dies fol­lows a story by the Alaska Dispatch, which dis­cov­ered through a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act request that Miller got $7,235 in sub­si­dies from the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture.

Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto said some crops on Miller’s land were el­i­gi­ble for aid, and that “the govern­ment of­fers these pay­ments in ex­change for farm­ers grow­ing cer­tain crops.”

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