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If poor subsidized like farmers are...

Response to Jake Wren’s LTE dated Dec. 12, 2013:

Wouldn’t it be great if the working poor could have their minimum wage subsidized by the federal government like Jake Wren does with the farm subsidy that he receives in supplementing his income (see web site EWG Farm Subsidy Zip Code 83522)?

The same web sites makes notice that 64 percent of Idaho farms do not receive federal farm subsidies.

Maybe Jake could practice a little trickledown economics for the working poor and bump up the “bottom of the rung” attitude of paying minimum wage to the less fortunate?

Jim Reed

Portland, Ore.

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