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"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."
Athbhreith Athbheochan


"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 foreign 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. " - OnPower.org

"The idea that businessmen are strong defenders of the free enterprise system is one which is believed only by those who have never studied the history of private enterprise in the Western, industrial nations. Those individual enterprises that are expected to benefit from some new government program have every short-run financial incentive to promote the intervention." - Gary North




petroleum subsidies

"Every coercive monopoly was created by government intervention into the economy: by special privileges, such as franchises or subsidies, which closed the entry of competitors into a given field, by legislative action." – Ayn Rand

1998 International Center for Technology Assessment calculates that subsidies reduce the cost of gasoline by $9 per gallon.

2005 George Walker Bush signes a bill overhauling American energy policy. The bill includes $11.5 billion in tax breaks for the energy industry.

First 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 record profits!

18 Senators and 46 Represenatives own stock in ExxonMobil.

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.

2008 ExxonMobil sets another new record with $45.2 billion in profit.

ExxonMobil funding of climate change skeptics (1998-2014 = $30,925,235)



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agricultural subsidies

"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 agricultural corporatism.

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 ecosystem.

One small example: There's a 6,000-square-mile dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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 Group).

Also consider that American farming is hugely energy intensive.

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 Goldberg


"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.

In 1980 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 67000.

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 Rural Affairs

"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 Dowler-Guerrero


The cost of subsidies to growers of wheat, cotton, corn, soybeans and 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 wheat, cotton, corn, soybeans and rice.

Small family farmers are harmed as they are specifically excluded from most farm subsidies.

Small family 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 2005:

Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) T-Bone farms in Wolf Creek, Montana, received $232,311 for wheat, barley, oats, dry peas and disaster assistance.

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) received $715,000 from 1995 to 2005.

Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and his family are corn 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.

Senator Ken Salazar (D-Colo.) family farmed in Colorado for 400 years. Ken Salazar's brother, Rep. John Salazar (D-Colo.) received $161,084.

Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has divested but his family owned Sieben Ranch Company in Wolf Creek, Montana and received $230,237.
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