subsidize the rich
"Those who do not engage in high-risk activities
should not be made to subsidize those who do. Subsidizing high risk activities
encourages risk taking."
"Government subsidizes business in myriad ways,
direct and indirect. These subsidies are known as "corporate welfare." Corporate welfare can
be indirect. The Export-Import Bank and foreign
aid provide financial help to
governments so they can contract with American firms for many goods and
services. The common denominator in all these schemes is the forcing of
taxpayers to funnel benefits - by one estimate $87 billion a year - to favored
businesses. The scope for influence peddling and corruption is vast. " -
1998 International Center for Technology
Assessment calculates that subsidies reduce the cost of gasoline by $9 per
Walker Bush signes a bill overhauling American energy policy. The bill
includes $11.5 billion in tax breaks for the energy industry.
quarter the four largest petroleum companies report profits of $23 billion.
Second quarter ExxonMobil
posts a record $7.64 billion in profit.
ExxonMobil makes a
record $36 billion in profit !
For the year petroleum companies report
18 Senators and 46 Represenatives own stock in
2006 ExxonMobil sets a
new record of $39.5 billion in profits. ExxonMobil grants a $398 million golden
parachute to the retiring CEO.
2007 ExxonMobil sets another new record with $40.6
billion in profit.
ExxonMobil sets another new
record with $45.2 billion in profit.
funding of climate change skeptics (1998-2014 =
"Our system is so complicated - ie. rigged - that
it's almost impossible to know how much agricultural
subsidies cost American taxpayers.
Since 2000 the American government paid out $1.3 billion to "farmers"
who don't farm.
They were simply "compensated" for owning
land previously used for farming.
Cash payments have cost $172 billion over the last decade, and $25 billion in
2005 alone, nearly 50% more than what was paid to families receiving welfare.
These numbers barely tell the story of our appallingly immoral
Subsidies combined with trade barriers
(another term for subsidy) prop up the
price of food for consumers at
home and hurt farmers abroad.
This keeps Third World nations
impoverished, economically dependent and politically unstable.
Subsidies wreak havoc on the
One small example:
There's a 6,000-square-mile dead zone in the Gulf of
It's so depleted of oxygen because of algae blooms caused by
fertilizer runoff that shrimp and crabs at the Louisiana shore literally try to
leap from the water to breathe.
Most of the fertilizer comes from a few
Midwestern counties that receive billions in subsidies (more than $30 billion from 1997 to
2002 - Environmental Working
Also consider that American farming is hugely energy
Those energy costs are not fully borne by the producer, so
in effect the taxpayers is paying for
greenhouse emissions that do not
benefit him." - Jonah
"Family farmers and ranchers are America's original
and most quintessential entrepreneurs.
The cornerstone of America's
economy, the wellspring of American values and the stewards of vast stretches
of rural America's most remotest and most beautiful landscapes.
there were more than 1.3 million ranches and farms with cattle nationally.
Today, fewer than 950,000 are still in operation.
In 1980 there were
also more than 666,000 hog farms, but that number has declined to fewer than
Without family farmers and ranchers acting as stewards of
working lands that they own, the beauty and vitality of rural America's
greatest assets will be lost forever." - John Crabtree, Director - Center for
"Despite having the cheapest food system in the
world, Americans are arguably the most unhealthy, "starving" for real,
nutritious food. Farm subsidies is at the core of this phenomenon, which
champions the interests of agribusiness." - Dorit
The cost of
subsidies to growers of wheat,
rice is $25 billion
per year. All other farm products are excluded.
The free market works
for all other farm production, and it could work for the producers of
Small family farmers are harmed as they are specifically excluded from
most farm subsidies.
farmers subsidize corporate agribusiness
through lower crop prices, higher input costs, higher farmland costs and
industry consolidation and, as a final insult, through patented gene 'drift'
resulting in contamination of healthy seed stock.
Fortune 500 companies
and celebrity "hobby farmers" collect millions of dollars under federal
subsidized farm programs. The federal subsidized farm programs, a system originally
designed to prevent food shortages and
farmer poverty, does
neither and has become so corrupt that nothing less than abolition of the
system is called for.
Between 1995 and
Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) T-Bone farms in Wolf Creek,
Montana, received $232,311 for wheat, barley, oats, dry peas and disaster
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) received $715,000 from 1995
Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and his family are
and soybean farmers. Charles E. Grassley received a little more than $225,000.
He has a farming partnership with his son, Robin, who received $685,833.
Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) received $40,043 for conservation. Sam
Brownback's father got $319,662 and his brother John received $286,082.
Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) received $126,555.
Salazar (D-Colo.) family farmed in Colorado for 400 years. Ken Salazar's
brother, Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.) received $161,084.
Baucus (D-Mont.) has divested but his family owned Sieben Ranch Company in Wolf
Creek, Montana and received $230,237.
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