Debunking The Republican Liars – Republicans ‘Small’ Government – Some For Me But None For Thee – ‘Joni Ernst’s Family Got Hundreds Of Thousands In Farm Subsidies’
‘Senator Joni Ernst forgot to mention the teeny-
tiny $460,000 in federal subsidies her family
received via the farm subsidy program’.
‘The District-Sentinel reports’:
“The truth about her family’s farm roots and
living within one’s means, however, is more
“Relatives of Ernst (née: Culver), based in Red
Oak, Iowa (population: 5,568) have received over
$460,000 in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2009″.
“Ernst’s father, Richard Culver, was given $14,705
in conservation payments and $23,690 in commodity
subsidies by the federal government–with all but
twelve dollars allocated for corn support”.
“Richard’s brother, Dallas Culver, benefited from
$367,141 in federal agricultural aid, with over
$250,000 geared toward corn subsidies”.
“And the brothers’ late grandfather Harold Culver
received $57,479 from Washington—again, mostly
corn subsidies—between 1995 and 2001. He passed
away in January 2003″.
“The Sentinel cross-referenced the Environmental
Working Group farm subsidy database with open
source information to verify the Culvers’ interest
in the Department of Agriculture’s crop support
“Sen. Ernst’s family’s financial interest notably
came up once during her campaign”.
“In October, Salon reported that Richard’s
construction company was awarded $215,665 in
contracts from the Montgomery County government in
2009 and 2010, while Ernst was the body’s
“The bids won by Culver included Federal Emergency
Management Agency projects worth $204,794”.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2015/01/joni-