11 companies getting sweetheart government deals

Lawmakers offer all kinds of subsidies to bring more business to their states. Here are some of the biggest taxpayer gifts.

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Aug 19, 2013 11:04PM
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More corporate welfare.   Democrats and republicans are just whores for wall st and bankers

Theses gangsters in washington make the mafia look like the boys scouts. Obama kept the same players to run the fed reserve and treasury that started this so called recession.

Media fills the airways with george  zimmerman,egypt ,stop and frisk, latest murder trial

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtin.....Uncle Ben  

Aug 31, 2013 8:32PM
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to give these tax dollars away as has been really going on since Reagan came into office isn't benefitting the working American but only the billionaires who don't like giving a living wage or benefits or healthcare or holiday etc. the corporatist plutocracy in America will kill us and is making a two class society that some how the gop voters don't seem to mind or doing away with labor unions too ,, its a billionaires land and they are stripping our natural resources and sending it to communist china at far faster rate than before . every bill presented that would limit the amount of that sort of export has always been filibustered , and blocked ,, guess by who ? the very same ones screaming for the keystone is all for export to who ,, you guessed communist china ! just saying
Aug 31, 2013 11:25PM
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And how many of these companies took government bailouts and turned around and gave millions to CEO's??? I'm sorry, but if you almost drove your company into bankruptcy and lost them so much money they had to take a government bailout, you don't deserve a bonus, much less a job.

 

Also, what's with government bailouts to start with? Why are we subsidizing poor management, failure to adapt and/or update, and ineptitude in general? As far as banks are concerned, that's why the FDIC was created - so if banks went bankrupt, people don't lose their money. How many car companies have gone out of business or been bought out by other car companies? For example, is AMC still around? Desoto? Hudson? Hupmobile? Mercury? Merkur? Nash? Oldsmobile? Packard? Pierce-Arrow? Plymouth or Pontiac? I had a 1956 Rambler. REO. There's the ever popular Studebaker...what do these have in common besides cool-looking cars? They went out of business or were bought out by other companies because they weren't profitable. Did the US economy collapse with the vanishing of these companies? Nope. In my opinion, the government should get out of subsidizing poor business plans or poor business practices. Let them fail. If they continue to make vehicles people don't want or refuse to update and automate, why is that everyone else's fault?

Aug 19, 2013 7:56PM
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Wait, you mean the majority of Lib States...Well, that explains why 7 of TOP 10 highest paid execs, and 14 of top 20 high paid execs are Democrats...
Aug 31, 2013 11:54PM
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I worked on that cleanup project at Alcoa. Kind of a joke it you ask me. Land is still polluted and the Grasse River will never be the same as it was. The Reynolds plant that Alcoa bought was even worse, and they got away with all kinds of things.
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