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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Bad Welfare

Jim Hightower still has it:
What do you think of bums who come into our towns asking for handouts as though they have some right to expect us to underwrite their existence? I don't mean the poor disheveled souls with street names like "Skeeter" and "Gimpy" standing at busy intersections with handwritten cardboard signs saying: "Anything will help. God Bless." No, I'm talking about the real bums, with names like Wal-Mart, Intel, Tyson, Home Depot, Boeing, Dell, Toyota, and Borders. There are two things that these outfits have in common: They are highly profitable, multibillion-dollar corporations... and they all go town-to-town, state-to-state, with their hands out, bumming subsidies from us taxpayers. It's not spare change, eitherthe pinstriped bums suck up a whopping $50 billion a year in giveaways doled out by our governors, mayors, and other officials.