Energy companies lease 80 million acres of
land owned by U.S. taxpayers, but keep almost
all of the profits.
Mining companies lease our land for $5.00
an acre and are allowed to keep all the gold and
silver they can find, without paying us royalties.
The government has given away billions in
swathes of our digital spectrum.
Sugar companies are subsidized by an import
quota, otherwise our sugar would be sweeter and cheaper.
Farmers get $5 billion a year in direct subsidies.
Manufacturers get tax breaks of $20 billion per
year or more.
There seems to be a culture of dependency in
American businesses and industries. They might
benefit by being taught self-reliance.