We are paying the exact same amount for our food with or without subsidy. If a farmer needs to get $3/gallon for milk, whether he sells it for $3 or sells it for $1.50 and gets $1.50 covered by subsidy. The milk still cost $3. Only difference is when we buy it the subsidy doesn't show at the checkout counter. Now when government comes out and tells you how much we are spending on Welfare/foodstamps, they can give you a smaller number because they don't count any of that subsidy. So now we have one government entity and the cost of it to give out the subsidies, and we have another government entity and the cost of it, to give out the welfare. Result even higher total cost than if they just gave more welfare and **** canned the subsidies. As for Greed, greed is good, it drives most of us. Greed makes it so we have more money to buy bows, or camo or new stands. Subsidy also limits competition and innovation.