How Brazil won the cotton war and US taxpayers lost

American tax pay subsidies to cotton farmers. WTO said these are illegal as affect others like Brazilian cotton farmers but no penalty so the Brazilians decide to boycott US drug companies. This didn’t go down to well in the US congress but they didn’t want to stop subsidies to cotton farmers so now US tax payers pay $147 million of American tax dollars to Brazilian cotton farmers to make up for our illegal subsidies.