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    mad Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    define corporate welfare
    Any grant or subsidy given to a corporation with taxpayers' money.

    A huge recent example -- Obama's bailouts to the banks and auto companies.

    Other examples:

    Publicly funded industrial parks -- whether by federal, state or local funding.

    Grants given by states, counties, or municipalities to corporations to build plants in the state or local area, obstensibly to create jobs. FACT: These create only a few jobs, and they often turn away the local people and bring in favored people from elsewhere who consume the jobs and salaries and also bring their families to consume the local public services. The local people who pay the taxes get screwed.
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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Any grant or subsidy given to a corporation with taxpayers' money.

    A huge recent example -- Obama's bailouts to the banks and auto companies.

    Other examples:

    Publicly funded industrial parks -- whether by federal, state or local funding.

    Grants given by states, counties, or municipalities to corporations to build plants in the state or local area, obstensibly to create jobs. FACT: These create only a few jobs, and they often turn away the local people and bring in favored people from elsewhere who consume the jobs and salaries and also bring their families to consume the local public services. The local people who pay the taxes get screwed.
    a generalization that is not particularly accurate.



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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Libs whine about corporate welfare apparently to deflect the well deserved criticism that leftwingers have created and expanded the welfare class. Expanding jobs and so forth is hardly as pernicious as creating dependent dem voters who are a drain on society
    Nonsense... Welfare has nothing to do with politics or the fed government. It's State, county, or city temporary assistance for people who can't find work for reasons they have no control over. Just be glad your not in the same boat.

    Next time read up on it before you make a fool out of yourself.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    yes it is; government has no business picking winners in the economy.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Any grant or subsidy given to a corporation with taxpayers' money.

    A huge recent example -- Obama's bailouts to the banks and auto companies.
    Obama had nothing to do with the bailout. It started before he was elected... Remember?

    Dems can't blame Bush either because congress holds all the purse strings. Next time educate yourself before you make dumb statements again.

    ricksfolly

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yes it is; government has no business picking winners in the economy.
    Come again? So government has no business picking winners in the economy when the business deals with defense?
    "If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Nonsense... Welfare has nothing to do with politics or the fed government. It's State, county, or city temporary assistance for people who can't find work for reasons they have no control over. Just be glad your not in the same boat.

    Next time read up on it before you make a fool out of yourself.

    ricksfolly
    speaking of making a fool out of oneself--welfare has nothing to do with the federal government? are you really saying this? are you really saying politics has nothing to do with welfare or buying votes?

    too bad you cannot edit your post



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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If corporate welfare means bailing out a failing business-hard to say.
    How about the millions ADM gets every year despite being profitable?

    If corporate "welfare" means say the City of Cincinnati agrees to tax breaks so that Proctor and Gamble keeps its HQ in Cincinnati rather than moving it and 10,000 jobs to Atlanta, that is clearly a quid pro quo and not really welfare.
    It's a bribe.

    Libs whine about corporate welfare apparently to deflect the well deserved criticism that leftwingers have created and expanded the welfare class. Expanding jobs and so forth is hardly as pernicious as creating dependent dem voters who are a drain on society
    So Eisenhower was a leftwinger?
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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    How about the millions ADM gets every year despite being profitable?



    It's a bribe.



    So Eisenhower was a leftwinger?
    corporations have power-its called negotiating from a position of power. so do governments. So waht is your problem



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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    corporations have power-its called negotiating from a position of power. so do governments. So waht is your problem
    And Turtledude is once again incapable of addressing quotes with relevant statements nor answering simple questions. On to real news...
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