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Taxpayer Subsidies

Unlikely Allies Find Common Ground -- Can Congress?

Jaimie Woo | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

The American public has seen it all -- a government shutdown for the first time in 18 years, and what seems like the strongest partisan gridlock in history. Well, time is almost up again.

Taxpayers Are STILL Subsidizing Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

Congress recently altered the country's farm bill, cutting billions from the food stamp program over the next decade. That comes after more than a ...

Should Big Oil Receive Taxpayer Subsidies?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Shell comes in at number two ($470 billion), BP is number four ($386.4 billion), and Chevron squeezes into the top ten at number seven ($253.7 billion). Do taxpayers realize that their dollars are going into the pockets of these companies?

Two-Party Distorted Economic Dialogue & The Need for Open Presidential Debates

Michele Swenson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Michele Swenson

The central unspoken issue in 2012 remains the continued 30-year wealth shift upward, exacerbated by Washington's false deficit narrative and calls for austerity that actually expand wealth inequity.

Lucia Graves

Sanders, Ellison Unveil Legislation To End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Progressive lawmakers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) teamed up on Thursday to introduce legislation design...

GOP Rep. Who Suggested Elections Drive Solyndra Investigation Continues Charge

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who recently appeared to admit that Republicans' ongoing probes of the Department of Energy's loan program are la...

George W. Bush's Shocking Requests

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

George W. Bush is slated to receive $1.3 million in taxpayer dollars for fiscal year 2013, including $85,000 in phone costs and $26,000 in printing co...

How to Fill Yankee Stadium's Pricey Empty Seats

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that the team's super-rich owners used taxpayer subsidies to help finance their gilded ballpark, it serves them right that they're losing some revenue.

Damn Yankees and Their Pricey New Stadium

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's not to like about a sickeningly posh edifice partly funded by massive subsidies from taxpayers who can't afford its ultra-expensive tickets and food?