The REA was created during the New Deal to bring electricity, light and hope to poor rural areas that private utilities did not find it worthwhile to electrify.
Many years later the agency is still around and uses your taxpayer money to subsidize the construction of polluting coal-fired power plants to areas that are now neither poor nor rural.
The REA should be abolished.
Story. U.S. loaning billions for carbon-spewing plants. By Steven Mufson.The Washington Post