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Corporates are the single biggest claimants of welfare in the US...

Posted by: Farinata ( L'inferno ) on November 05, 1999 at 16:28:28:

In Reply to: It doesn't rankle this brainwashed capitalist. posted by DonS on November 05, 1999 at 16:12:16:

: Don: Kerela has been held up as an example of successful communism by some people on this board. The fact that it receives external funding means it can't be classified as a "success", unless it can be shown that the funding is insignificant. No one is using individual US states as examples of capitalist success.

: : Guess all those corporations are "unsuccessful".

: Don: I have to wonder about corporations that require government help. Corporations that make it on their own can be considered successes.

You might be interested to know that US corporations claimed $170 billion in the way of welfare from the US government in the year 1996; that's equivalent to each US citizen giving over $1,300 to the corporates that effectively run the US. The yearly welfare budget in the same year was $50 billion.


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