Apples or Twinkies?

Team Apple or Team Twinkie…which side are you on??

  • Outside of commodity crops, other agricultural products receive very little in federal subsidies. Since 1995,
    taxpayers spent only $262 million subsidizing apples, which is the only significant federal subsidy of fresh
    fruits or vegetables.
  • If these agricultural subsidies went directly to consumers to allow them to purchase food, each of America’s
    Apples to Twinkies 144 million taxpayers would be given $7.36 to spend on junk food and 11 cents with which to buy apples each
    year—enough to buy 19 Twinkies but less than a quarter of one Red Delicious apple apiece.

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