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Crony Capitalism Running Rampant

bogia Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:53 PM
Anyone want venture a guess of the cost to "give away" this tax payer money? I would bet that the useless or near useless government agencies and their bloated union payrolls make the $98 billion pale in comparison. I have a piece of property that is regulated by the USDA, NRCS and the COE, and, if recent proposed legislation is passsed, the EPA because it happens to have a portion that "might" be a wetlands, even though it is man created .. This alphabet soup has devastated the concept of property rights and created a staggering volume of regulations, redundancy and waste.
“Government ’help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” That is what Ayn Rand has to say about government involvement in the world of business, but the full extent of this practice is difficult to nail down. Tad DeHaven of the CATO Institute investigated the situation to determine exactly how deep the problem runs.

Periodically, CATO analyzes the federal budget to ascertain exactly how much money our government shovels out to favored parties. Unfortunately, over the years both parties...