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|Subject: Re: big oil subsidies||Date: 2/23/2013 3:16 PM|
|Author: 1poorguy||Number: 418425 of 439187|
I think an argument can be made for some business subsidies. As discussed in another thread, the government should keep the post office going (IMO). Whether through a full take-over, or subsidy.
But in general I think it better to provide a subsidy through the personal tax code (e.g. electric cars, hybrid cars, solar or other alternative power generation installations, etc).
Agribusiness**? Oil companies? No. We are not encouraging behavior beneficial to our nation with those.
**People love to point at corn, but let's not forget what we do to with sugar...enrich sugar producers while screwing ourselves.
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