Letters: Nov. 30, 1998

CORPORATE WELFARE: A SYSTEM EXPOSED

"To say that 'companies are manipulative' is an understatement. They are practicing thievery. May all the fat-cat CEOs rot in hell." KATHERINE NEWMAN Cedarburg, Wis.

Your report on corporate welfare, the tax breaks and subsidies that companies get [SPECIAL REPORT, Nov. 9], represents the best kind of journalism. Unfortunately, government giveaways to corporations have a long, rich history in the U.S. Mining companies can still take advantage of laws enacted in the 1800s that allow special privileges. The only difference between this and the corporate welfare you reported on is that today the federal and local...

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