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  • Think Deeper than Ourselves

    I wish there was a "maybe" option. If we treat banks like money-making-machines for tycoons, then perhaps such subsidies are bad. But if we think of them as a utility, perhaps the bailouts in 2008/2009 were put in place to insure a proper cash flow for all. Otherwise, we may end up like Greece. Also, agricultural subsidies do keep cereal crop prices down, which can keep processed food and meat prices lowered. I am generally a laissez-faire person myself, but I have to think someone smarter than myself understands the ramifications of these subsidies. It isn't as simple as just handing out money to everyone equally, because some people are more skilled, smarter, or innovative, and will eventually find ways to gather more of other people's money.

  • Lose Lose situation

    Not only does this give a bad name to capitalism, but the government needs to stay out of the economy. Instead of bailing out the big banks, the free market should have decided their fate. Overall it is a lose lose situation as it is spending taxpayers money and destroying the economy.

  • Lose Lose situation

    Not only does this give a bad name to capitalism, but the government needs to stay out of the economy. Instead of bailing out the big banks, the free market should have decided their fate. Overall it is a lose lose situation as it is spending taxpayers money and destroying the economy.

  • Corporate welfare is not effective.

    It can be easily argued that corporate welfare is not effective.Corporate welfare is only offered to those companies that generate millions of dollars.This leaves out the vast majority of people who do not fit this definition and do not often benefit from the trickle down theory that many conservative economists support.

  • Companies Still Make Huge Profits

    Corporate welfare is ineffective because companies still make huge profits even after being bailed out. When ordinary American families can't afford to pay their bills and become insolvent even with welfare benefits, they declare bankruptcy. Companies should do the same thing--seek legal protection from creditors under bankruptcy laws. Corporations are no different from people.

  • No, we cannot control the economy.

    No, corporate welfare is not effective, because the government should not be picking winners and losers. Corporate welfare is not effective because it allows inefficient businesses to continue to operate. If a business cannot turn a profit, it should go out of business. Encouraging inefficiency is not a way to make the economy prosper.

  • No, it isn't.

    Corporate welfare just inspires more corruption. Corrupt people run the companies and use the money to invest in companies getting richer. It is rarely used to invest in the welfare of the workers themselves or to give them better chances to earn a living wage. Corporate welfare helps only a handful of millionaires and billionaires.

  • Corporate welfare is not effective.

    Corporate welfare is not effective. Corporate welfare is a term that analogizes corporate subsidies to welfare payments for the poor. The term is often used to describe a government's bestowal of money grants, tax breaks, or other special favorable treatment on corporations or selected corporations, and implies that corporations are much less needy of such treatment than the poor.

  • Welfare isn't good for anyone

    Welfare removes the one element vital to corporate and even personal success. That element is pain. It's true, no pain, no gain. Without the real pressures of a healthy, competitive marketplace to spark creative thinking and workable solutions to corporate problems, none will occur. Corporations that succeed do so with frequent reality checks, not welfare checks.

  • Corporate Welfare Not Effective

    No, coporate welfare is not effective as corporations continue to spend beyond their means. Government bailouts sometimes seem necessary in the moment, but time and time again, corporations prove that they will spend beyond their means and give ridiculous bonuses to CEOs. This proves that corporate welfare is not effective.

  • It Is Crony Capitalism

    Corporate welfare is a form of class warfare where wealth is distributed from the poor to rich and entrenched business interests. Doing this defiles capitalism, because the market is not truly at work here. A free market would allow for businesses to fail, and corporate welfare gets in the way of that.


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