Supporting businesses is good, while supporting people...
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 95 20:06:32 PST
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Supporting businesses is good, while supporting people...
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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 15:29:06 CST
From: Michael Ward <mike@Essential.ORG>
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The new Congressional leadership has vowed to reform the welfare
system. They claim these entitlement programs place an undue burden
on the average taxpayer. Unfortunately, Congress is focused on the
nation's less expensive social welfare system, when they should be
focused on corporate welfare, e.g., subsidies, grants and tax breaks
for businesses. During 1994 the federal government spent an
estimated $104.3 billion on corporate welfare, while spending only
$75.1 billion for social welfare programs for the poor.
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