Guywithaheart, did you read the article? Also, do you mean high rollers receiving subsidies like green energy companies? Let's see, there is Solyndra ($535), First Solar ($1.46 bil), Beacon Power ($43 mil), Sun Power ($1.2 bil), A123 Systems ($279 mil), Fisker Automotive ($579 mil), Babcock & Brown ($178 mil), and Johnson Controls ($300 mil) to name a few. As for the minimum wage, it is proven that each time the minimum wage goes up, teen age unemployment goes up depriving young people of the chance to learn valuable working skills. So lets have more central planning since bureaucrats are a lot smarter about what drives the economy that market forces.