Saturday, March 13, 2004
Confessions of a Welfare Queen: How rich bastards like me rip off taxpayers for millions of dollars
by John Stossel:
"Ronald Reagan memorably complained about 'welfare queens,' but he never told us that the biggest welfare queens are the already wealthy. Their lobbyists fawn over politicians, giving them little bits of money -- campaign contributions, plane trips, dinners, golf outings -- in exchange for huge chunks of taxpayers' money. Millionaires who own your favorite sports teams get subsidies, as do millionaire farmers, corporations, and well-connected plutocrats of every variety. Even successful, wealthy TV journalists.
That's right, I got some of your money too."
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