Your tax dollars at work…
Millions of dollars of farm subsidies were given to city dwellers including over $100,000 to Louis Farrakhan in Hyde Park!
Click here, to see the Open the Books interactive “Chicago, IL Farm Subsidy Heat Map”
Adam Andrzejewski and Open the Books just completed and released a new report called, “The Federal Transfer Report- Farm Subsidies & The Big Dogs”
Within the report, the group discovered this…
Case Study Example: Three Year Economic Savings Program, Inc., Hyde Park, 60615
A non-profit organization called Three Year Economic Savings Program, Inc received 19 payments totaling $103,529 (2008-11).
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) shows the organization as located at the residence of The Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan. As the top recipient of farm subsidies in the Hyde Park neighborhood, it ranked twelfth amongst all Chicago recipients. The Illinois Secretary of State website has the entity’s status as “Not Good Standing,” clink here. Through the website muhammadfarms.com, the organization is still accepting donations.
Additionally- “Three Year Economic Savings Program, Inc.” received a $26,367 “commodity loan” issued by the USDA, Commodity Credit Corporation Fund: to improve & stabilize farm income, assist with a better balance between supply and demand of the commodities. This loan was signed for on November 17, 2008 during the last days of the George W. Bush administration.
The report also shows that millions of dollars in Federal Farm Subsidies are flowing into major American urban areas- where there are no farms…
Examples from the Open the Books report:
1. Three Year Economic Savings Program, Inc- a charity-arm of The Nation of Islam based in Chicago, received farm subsidies at the home address of Minister Louis Farrakhan.
2. New York based National Audubon Society received $960,000 – including a New York based tobacco subsidy.
3. Executives at U.S. Department of Agriculture and lobbyists in Washington, D.C. the people who created and manage these transfers, participate in the subsidy largess.
4. Elected U.S. Senators and Representatives received hundreds of thousands of dollars in farms subsidies.