WHY SUBSIDIES SURVIVE

CONGRESS HAS SURRENDERED IN THE WAR AGAINST CORPORATE WELFARE

THE MILLION DOLLARS THAT TAXPAYers spend to promote Uncle Ben's rice in Poland, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The $2 billion government outlay that helps keep electric power a bargain in Aspen and Hilton Head. The $3 million that a cargo-ship owner can expect to pocket for making his vessel available to Uncle Sam in wartime--even though the Pentagon no longer wants it. Was it only a year ago that the full-throated budget warriors of the Republican revolution were unleashing a pitiless campaign to cut off the tens of billions of dollars expended each year on subsidies and tax breaks for big...

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