Ill address two of your point because they are opposite ends of the spectrum. Oil pays more taxes than any other industry in America. No one else is even close and their tax burden approaches 45%. Exxon pays the most at 45% but the rest vary down to around 39%. They get subsidies because government gets a retarded amount of tax revenue from them and everything they do influences everything else. They dont need to pay more---they already pay more than anyone else.
Farm subsidies, specifically soil banking needs to be cut back. Farm income is up a lot in the last 5 years and they recieve a lot of different subsidies and it permeates in almost every aspect of the Ag Business. Im in a big Ag state and Im saying this. As farm income rises, subsidies should be slowly cut.
Im going to clue you in though. Farm spending is only 0.50% of the federal budget.
farmdocdaily: Putting Agricultural Spending Into Perspective
Think you know energy subsidies? Im betting you dont.
Think Washington subsidizes Big Oil the most? Think again | Kyle Wingfield
Now Im not going to say oil companies do not recieve tax breaks, they do. They also pay one hell of a lot of taxes. Id be all for eliminating ALL of the subsidies and some of the tax breaks if their tax burden hovered around 35% or so. But we both know government isnt going to do that.
Secondly that chart shows that green initiatives are spending triple the amount big oil is getting.
I dont think we should be demonizing big oil, they are a net producer of tax revenue at every level---fed, state, county and local. But I agree there should be an examination of how they are taxed and subsidies (primarily structured as tax breaks).
Look some of this over lpast, its decent info and you seem like you really dont care about liberal or conservative, just good info.