Posts Tagged ‘Department of Agriculture’

$100 Billion of Corporate Welfare


Wednesday August 8th, 2012   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 9:37am PDT   •   10 Comments

How much welfare do corporations receive as a direct cash benefit from the U.S. government? According to a recently published Cato Institute policy analysis, it’s nearly 100 billion dollars. We mined the report to visualize which U.S. government agencies or spending categories are the biggest recipients of the largesse of U.S. politicians: The majority…
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John Stossel at Fox Business recently hosted a superb one-hour program, “Freeloaders,” that brings up to date another program he did on the same subject at ABC’s “20/20” in 2006. In the new program, he critiques the welfare state in America and takes on major corporations, millionaire entertainers, panhandlers, Indian Reservations, and anyone on…
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Federal Government Shells Out $1 Billion to 250,000 Dead People


Sunday November 7th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:31pm PST   •   2 Comments

As reported by the Washington Times, the federal government has paid out well over $1 billion to 250,000 deceased individuals over the past decade—and can’t figure out how to fix the problem, according to a new report from Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. “Washington paid for dead people’s prescriptions and wheelchairs, subsidized their farms, helped…
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