Corporate Welfare Before People’s Welfare

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With Republicans it seems tax breaks for businesses is always there campaign motto. Why is this?

Republicans don’t call giving private companies incentives wrong. Yet if we give a tax break incentive to a poor person to buy health insurance they scream holy hell.

In Florida our governor Rick Scott gave incentives to the Wawa chain (Gas and Convenience Stores) to get them to move into our state. I have to agree with House Speaker Richard Corcoran who has expressed his opposition to Scotts plan of providing money as incentives to lure companies to our state.

Corcoran also points out that Wawa is in competition with other chains in our state like Race Trac and this gives Wawa an edge. Why should Race Trac, 7-11, and others not get the same deal? They have been in our state for some time now and have more locations. It just doesn’t seem fair.

Our governor may want to call it incentives but it’s welfare to private business. It’s no different giving business a money break then giving a money break to a poor or lower wage worker! The big difference is the person maybe can eat better or get health insurance or maybe both.

Now that Trump is filling his cabinet jobs in Washington DC with all the rich corporate people we most likely will see a lot more corporate welfare and less welfare for low and middle income Americans.

What a shame this would be for America

As for Governor Rick Scott I have to wonder how he sleeps at night knowing people of his state are hurting.

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