Fighting Corporate Welfare: Where Left & Right Agree

06/23/2005 02:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Check out this fascinating post over at Facing South - a conservative legal group is suing the state of North Carolina over the awarding of a massive taxpayer giveaway to Corporate America. Fighting these kinds of handouts to already-wealthy corporations is a place where progressives and conservatives can join forces against the bought-off "centrists" who dominate the political Establishment.

Make no mistake about it - this is not some small problem. Federal and state governments literally give away billions of dollars every year to huge corporations - even as those same governments plead poverty in funding critical health care and education programs. The same politicians who attack welfare, pass policies opening up the floodgate to corporate welfare. And that has to stop.