Next time you hear the GOP complaining Democrats are giving the store away with all these social programs think about this:
In 2017 oil companies like Shell and Exxon companies not hurting for cash adding everything received $14.7 billion in federal subsidies and $5.8 billion in state-level incentives, for a total of $20.5 billion annually in corporate welfare.
Farm subsidies are designed to help mom and pop farmers right. Hmmm well that’s not totally true farm subsidies act like a regressive tax that helps high-income businesses, not poor rural farmers. Most of the money goes toward large agribusinesses. Between 1995 and 2017, the top 10%of recipients received 77% of the $205.4 billion doled out. The top 1% received 26% of the payments. That averages out to $1.7 million per company. Fifty people on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans received farm subsidies. On the other hand, 62% of U.S. farms did not receive any subsidies.
Social programs to help the poor and needy = bad according to the GOP. Pull your pants up and work you lazy Americans
Corporate welfare to help the richest of the rich get richer on the guise that the money will trickle down, yet somehow it never does = good to the GOP. Let’s meet for cocktails aboard your yacht and talk about your next campaign contribution.
The politicians are all Hypocrites and snake oil salespeople who keep selling the poorest among those who continue to vote for them and keep them in office a pack of lies and for some reason, possibly if you were to look closely at the racial politics Trump plays they believe the myth that only black and brown people benefit from these programs while simultaneously taking advantage of them of theirselves.
We hate ObamaCare they scream yet based on 2014 Census Bureau data, that echo other studies showed that a key demographic for the GOP blue-collar whites have been among the principal beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act.
Stop all these Safety Net programs they yell but Donald Trump won about two-thirds of whites without a college degree—the most for any Republican since Ronald Reagan in his 1984 landslide—and they provided almost exactly half of his total votes, even though they represented only about one-third of the electorate, according to media exit polls. Yet Safety-net programs are particularly beneficial for adults without a college degree. “The vast majority of working-age adults lifted above the poverty line by government benefits and tax credits are people lacking a college degree.
It’s time America to stop voting based on a sound bite or what a quote unquote news network tells you and get informed. Otherwise your just a pawn the rich move around the board to stay the rich.