Robert Reich: Here’s how corporate welfare hurts you

| August 9, 2019 | Leave a Comment

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: July 17, 2019

Author(s): Robert Reich

Newspaper: Alternet


You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health care or safety nets to ordinary Americans.

 But you almost never hear them complaining about another form of welfare that lines the pockets of wealthy corporations. We must end corporate welfare. Now.
There are several ways corporations get rich on the taxpayer’s dime. The most obvious comes through subsidies or tax breaks for certain businesses or industries.
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