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Monday, April 18, 2011

Mail Bag

More mail from public citizen.  I give you the reader lots of chances to participate in letter writing campaigns. This one is to Congress.


Public Citizen
Joseph,

Through tax breaks, loopholes and subsidies, billions of our tax dollars are being transferred away from working people and into corporate coffers.

Meanwhile, corporate lobbyists and their allies in Congress are trying to eliminate funding for public protections that benefit the American people.

Our tax dollars should be used to prevent reckless corporations from ransacking our economy, poisoning our environment and injuring workers — not to pad corporate profits.

Let’s tell Congress: Stop giving away our tax dollars to reckless corporations, and start fully funding the agencies that protect us from corporate wrongdoing.

Right now, the money we give away to corporations that break the law and endanger public health by far surpasses the amount we’re spending to keep them in check:
  • Wall Street gets more than $6 billion in tax breaks; agencies charged with monitoring and holding the industry accountable get just over $1 billion.*
  • Big Agriculture receives more than $7 billion in subsidies; government food safety and inspection services receive just over $1 billion.*
  • And though the government spends more than $11 billion to fund environmental protection, it gives away even more than that (more than $11.5 billion) in tax breaks, write-offs and subsidies to the oil and natural gas industries.*
It’s wasteful. It’s inefficient. And it has to stop.

Tell Congress to fully fund effective regulations and stop giving handouts to corporations.

Go to: www.citizen.org/no-corporate-subsidies

Thanks for all you do,

Rick Claypool
Public Citizen’s Online Action Team
action@citizen.org

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