I’m sure we can top this Australian effort here in the US.
This is a tale of idiocy, full of facts and foreboding, signifying that the end times must be surely upon us. A bloke bought a sheep property of half a million acres in western Queensland for $2.0 million. Instead of running sheep on it, he now gets $350,000 per annum under the federal government’s Direct Action scheme for not using the grass on his property. The idea being that the grass locks up carbon and reduces Australia’s carbon emissions. A neighbouring property gets $600,000 per annum. Direct Action is a $1.7 billion per annum program funded from general taxation revenue.
Now people may be paid, from time to time, for not doing things and there may be a rational reason for that. But being paid for allowing grass to stand undisturbed? That grass is going to rot or be burnt within three years anyway. Not…
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