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Top 10 Corporate Welfare Queens

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    These organizations grow fat and rich thanks to special treatment from the federal government. They manipulate the political system to get insider deals, government guarantees, fixed prices and other benefits, paid for by taxpayers and consumers.

    10. United States Postal Service (USPS)
    The USPS is a monopoly more interested in job protection than efficiency or innovation. Labor costs consume 80% of USPS revenue, while UPS and FedEx spend only 56% and 42% of their revenue on labor, respectively. Reform would allow competition for mailbox and first-class mail service.
    9. Maritime Shippers and Unions
    8. National Education Association (NEA)
    7. FreddieMac and FannieMae
    6. Big Sugar
    5. Big Cotton
    4. Asbestos lawyers
    3. Amtrak
    2. Corporation for Public Broadcasting (NPR/PBS)
    Big Bird is on welfare, to the tune of about $347 million a year. While taxpayers foot the bills, Sesame Street’s owners make millions from licensing toys and videos. With massive budget deficits and plenty of new channels on cable and satellite radio, it’s time for Big Bird and his buddies to get off the dole.
    1. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  2. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Jun 8, 2006
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    I would also add Insurance or the Yahoo's who benefit from things like SR-22 insurance and no flood clauses in policies.

    I'm not for or against unions, but I can say with certianty this is the problem with the USPS. As a teen, I worked for UPS unloading trailors. They gave you about 45 minutes a trailor. You humped during your 4 hours shift.

    I also did seasonal work at the USPS who will let you spend an 8 hour shift on one trailor and you didn't have to finish it. If you moved faster, the unions guys came and talk to you because you'll cut into their overtime. If you kepts it up, they'd get you canned.
  3. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

    Jul 4, 2004
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    Zero funding for all of them - and then we can afford to pay the veterans that our country has injured!

  4. genesis12

    genesis12 Member

    Dec 26, 2005
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    Exactly. But I see no public outcry. Illegals can march, block traffic with impunity. I don't see a taxpayer marching anywhere.
  5. StraightAndNarrow

    StraightAndNarrow Active Member

    Dec 24, 2003
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    There was a time when unions served a vital role in protecting the working man and getting them decent benefits. That time is over. Now unions are one of the biggest handicaps America has in competing with the world. They just got too greedy and now it's time to abolish them.