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Thread: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

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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.
    Obama didn't baliout the banks, that was President Bush.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Obama didn't baliout the banks, that was President Bush.
    yeah that is true-Bush started it and Obama continued bailouts -both with dem congress

    what would the libs have said about Bush if he had let those banks croak?



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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.
    Wrong on both counts. TARP funding was done under the Bush Adminisration and the money was LOANED to the auto indusrty, most of which has already been repaid. Why is it that most "Libertarians" can't even get the basic facts correct?

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Wrong on both counts. TARP funding was done under the Bush Adminisration and the money was LOANED to the auto indusrty, most of which has already been repaid. Why is it that most "Libertarians" can't even get the basic facts correct?
    what they are correct about is that the government had no proper business or authority to engage in such activity.



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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Do you think it is time to get these social parasites off the public dole?
    Of course.

    Any kind of government-funded welfare is un-american. That includes corporate welfare.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Do you think it is time to get these social parasites off the public dole?
    Do you automatically condemn everything you don't like, or just the poor and helpless?

    ricksfolly

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Of course.

    Any kind of government-funded welfare is un-american. That includes corporate welfare.
    Unless, of course, you can benefit from it yourself...

    ricksfolly

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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
    The difference is clear:
    If you teach a man to fish, rather than promising to give him one whenever he's told he needs it, he won't vote Democrat.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    It depends.

    I'd be tempted to say ALL welfare is un-American, but that would be far too vague and generalized a statement.

    What, specifically, were you referring to when you asked the poll question?
    Education.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    BTW what is coperate welfare?
    You know damn well what it is.

    Low/no-interest treasury loans, Federal grants, tax breaks, subsidies...EAR MARK$, PORK BARREL.

    I've tried to teach you, there is good corporate welfare, temporarily propping up a major American company in order to protect a large workforce, and there is bad corporate welfare: special favorable treatment for corporations that, when examined objectively, is clearly excessive, unwarranted, wasteful, or inefficient.

    Any treatment for individual corporations or group of companies that is anti-competitive in nature and doesn't substantially benefit the workforce/consumers/community.

    It's a pejorative term as CEOs and their lobbyists will always argue the benefits and reject the notion of 'welfare'.

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