Welfare state for the rich

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August 7, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"Reading Gitz, you’d get the impression that the main beneficiaries of the welfare state are working people and the poor. But genuine welfare for the poor, like TANF and food stamps, barely amounts to a CBO rounding error. Adding up the so-called 'defense' budget, two unfunded wars, 'national security' spending on DHS, CIA, DOE and NASA, and interest on debt from past wars, the bulk of the federal government’s budget goes to welfare for the Military-Industrial Complex. Indeed, the dominant feature of the American polity is welfare for big business and the rich." (08/05/11)


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