Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Need examples of "corporate welfare" -preferably with links.

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 02:42 PM
Original message
Need examples of "corporate welfare" -preferably with links.
Please.


I just started it with an old gas bag on my neighborhood discussion board.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 02:48 PM
Response to Original message
1. Here ya go...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. Thanks!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. If you need more...
... have a look at some of the commentary related to the very latest energy bill now under debate. To my mind, it's definitely corporate welfare to arrange for loans, subsidies and tax credits for mature, profitable industries just to get them to do something the government wants them to do--which they would do, anyway. The way the system is set up now, industry refuses to do even that which is profitable unless government supports it or indemnifies from risk in doing so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 03:10 PM
Response to Original message
3. some more
A copule of others that may have helpful info:

http://www.corpwatch.org /

http://www.poclad.org /

http://www.citizenworks.org /

http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_welfare /

===

I think corporate welfare is an issue needs more attention. I absolutely seeth when someone mentions 'crack ho's on welfare' & the how they abuse the system. First, not everyone on welfare is abusing the system. Second, even if they all were, it would not come close to the abuse the corporations get away with. But of course, that never gets reported.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Debs Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 07:20 AM
Response to Original message
5. I don't have links since I do no research on the web
My favorite corporate welfare example is Taxol. (you can google it) discovered by the National Cancer Institute, and developed totally with NIH, thats taxpayer, funds it was then GIVEN to Bristol-Myers-Squibb. It cost BMS 52.50$ to produce a shot of Taxol and they charge 1,023$ wholesale.

A decent list would include
S&L bailout
Agribusiness subsidies
Nuclear subsidies
Mining subsidies
Export subsidies (these are many and varied including a subsidy for advertising in foreign markets and direct funding for trade shows)
Commercial ship subsidies
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 07:54 AM
Response to Original message
6. This was all over the news a couple days ago:
High court OKs personal property seizures

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses -- even against their will -- for private economic development.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/06/23/scotus.property.ap /
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Nov 26th 2014, 08:13 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC