Thursday, October 1, 2015

Corporate Welfare

I have friends who lean so far Progressive, I suspect they may have a picture of Woodrow Wilson tucked under their pillows. The most common type of meme they appear to post on Facebook concerns corporate welfare. Setting aside the debate about whether or not a company keeping some of the money it earned is actually "welfare", Progressives get upset that corporations receive federal money at the same time Conservatives complain about individuals receiving federal money in the form of welfare, food stamps (EBT), etc... Ok. For today, I will set aside my questions about whether a tax break is actually the same as welfare and agree with them. Giving federal money to a private corporation is welfare. So, why are they defending the government's giving money to Planned Parenthood? Planned Parenthood is a private corporation who's income exceeds their expenses by over $90 million dollars per year. Want to end corporate welfare? Let's start with them.