Coburn Report: Bon Jovi,Springsteen,Quincy Jones,Ted Turner Received Fed Funds

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    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: Tom Coburn | Rich and Famous | Federal Funds | The Daily Caller
     
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    Just ripping off the taxpayer every chance they get. Wonder who made the decision to send them taxpayer money? That person should go up on charges for not having a brain.
     
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    These celebrities who have the audacity to preach to the American people any time a liberal runs for office have some nerve.. Bunch of fucking thieves and con artists. What's wrong losers?? Can't ever have enough, can you? Hey Wall Street Occupiers, why the fuck aren't you in front of these LOSERS homes protesting them???
     
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    Yea this could be criminal. These people should not be receiving farm subsidies.
     
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    That should be easy to find out. Name just about anyone from either party from a farm state.
     
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    actually, springsteen has a 400 acre organic farm in colt's neck, nj.

    but why are you leaving out michelle bachmann's "family farm" subsidies and her husband's pray away the gay medicare money?

    you know ron paul never met an earmark he didn't like. right?
     
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    Yea we're only $16 Trillion in Debt. Why not just give away more Tax Dollars to Millionaires? Yikes!
     
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    I bet some of these Millionaire Celebrities attended "Occupier" events. It really wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    i know... they really should stop giving money to michelle bachmann's family and ron paul's districts, since they hate federal funds so much.

    so there ya go.
     
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    Well there ya go. You're finally making some sense. I know you didn't mean to though. Giving Government Subsidies to Millionaires is wrong. Glad we could agree. Thanks.
     

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