Re: The Education Function

Joe E. Dees (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 13:25:52 -0600

Date sent:      	Thu, 17 Dec 1998 13:19:14 -0500
From:           	Michael Lorrey <>
Organization:   	Mikeysoft
Subject:        	Re: The Education Function
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> Joe E. Dees wrote:
> > Then you are denying that there is, at present, over 200 billion in tax
> > variances and special dispensations & programs (read "corporate
> > welfare") swilled out annually to corporations, money which, to be
> > replaced in order to more closely budget balance, results in the
> > assessment of higher personal income taxes? If corporations are
> > your gods, YOU tithe to them, and leave me out of it. Joe
> Since its their money to begin with, just because the government takes less
> from them than you think they should does not make it welfare. Since
> corporations cannot vote, why should they pay for government programs? Its
> taxation without representation, the very principle we had the Revolution
> over.
> YOU voted for the fat government programs YOU want. If you want them so bad
> then YOU pay for it, dammit.
> Mike Lorrey
I'm also talking about government GIFTS to corporations; free airwave franchises which would bring billions if sold and bid on in free markets, ridiculously low assessments for mineral rights, grazing rights, water rights and logging rights (far less than their market value) on public land (our land), subsidized irrigation to corporate agriculture, and cut-rate electricity to corporations. You don't like welfare to the poor, eh? Then why do you favor it for the already wealthy (enough to lobby for such special treatment)? Joe