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A personal example of government waste

October 15th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

The land we bought is signed up for CRP (Conservation Reserve Program). You know, the government paying farmers not to farm. It was signed up before we bought it and we can't get out of the contract until it expires. One will expire 2009 and one will expire 2010. We'll fence it in and use it for pasture as soon as it expires.

Checks come out in October. After we had signed all the papers to buy the place, DH had gone to the FSA office to change things and sign papers there. The guy there said that I didn't have to sign anything...only DH had to. That was a few months ago. Well, I called to see when those checks would come in. They said that there was a problem...I needed to sign some papers before they would cut my checks. ??? The guy had told DH that we didn't need to do anything else.

So, I drove in to town and signed a few papers. They then explained to me that there were three different contracts on the ground, so each of those have to be paid separately and because there are two of us on the contract each of us would be getting three checks. So, they wasted their time and our tax money to send us 6 checks instead of 1. And all in separate envelopes too!

1 Responses to “A personal example of government waste”

  1. Analise Says:

    Government waste - yet another factor that helped send our economy to hell in a hand basket.

    Your example is just a drop of water in the ocean. I'm sure there are thousands of other examples of gov't waste, big and small... but they all up and the taxpayers get to foot the bill.

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