When the first version of this book came out in 1996, on the heels of "Welfare Reform," it was received with great popular acclaim. As Jim Hightower put it, "At last, the real welfare scandal [is] revealed in one handy little -volume."
But the scandal was still in the making. The total amount of taxpayers’ money going to subsidize corporations and rich individuals has grown from about $448 billion to over $800 billion—and the amount of that tax money that comes from those flush companies and individuals continues to shrink.
In this greatly expanded and updated version of Take the Rich off Welfare, Mark Zepezauer still details who’s on the government dole and how much they’re getting. This time around, though, he has slowed down his rapid firing of the latest names and numbers in order to reveal how it all works. Using accessible language and revealing graphics, he takes the time to explain how programs once intended to profit the public have been warped to benefit only the corporate bottom line; how administrations manipulate the tax code to slide their extortion from the bottom half past congressional oversight; and how the politicians from both parties employ budget doubletalk and paper trickery to make it look as if the economy isn’t being sucked further into a sinkhole in order to line the pockets of the few.
A prolific writer of humorous but cutting analyses of government policy and its fallout, Zepezauer provides us with the tools we need to expose the political chicanery of current and past administrations, and make it much more difficult for politicians to play Three Card Monte with our money and our future. To the rallying cry of fiscal conservatives who claim that government must shrink, Zepezauer offers an easy answer. Shrink you.
Mark Zepezauer has worked as a journalist, editor and publisher since 1985. His articles, columns and reviews have appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times and the Arizona Daily Star. Zepezauer also wrote two Real Story books (now published by South End Press): The CIA’s Greatest Hits (1994) and the first version of Take the Rich Off Welfare (1996), which have sold over 25,000 and 22,000 copies respec
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Thank God the U.S. government has begun to cut funding of the arts, humanities, and social services ... but what are they going to do with all that surplus cash? Although the popular media has been largely mum about it, most of the welfare payments go to large corporations in the form of tax write-offs, subsidies, and plain old handouts. This frightening and enlightening book by the editor of The Tucson Comic News (a monthly collection of comic strips and panels) traces the flow of money into such worthy projects as subsidizing nuclear power plants (the last one was finished in 1973, but that doesn't stop the U.S. government from spending $7.1 billion a year on this vapor industry), tax breaks for the tobacco industry ($41 million last year), and corporate expense account write-offs ($5.5 billion last year). Read it and weep.About the Author:
Mark Zepezauer has worked as a journalist, cartoonist, editor and publisher since 1985. His articles, columns and reviews have appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, Austin Chronicle, San Jose Metro, Santa Cruz Sun and Arizona Daily Star. His limited-edition art book, The Nixon Saga, is found in museum collections worldwide. From 1993 through 2000, he published the Tucson Comic News, a monthly compendium of editorial cartoons and commentary. Zepezauer wrote two books for the Real Story Series (now published by South End Press): The CIA's Greatest Hits (1994) and Take the Rich Off Welfare (1996).
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Descripción South End Pr, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2004. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. Shows how politicians and big business work together to fleece the taxpayers and line their own pockets. Examines programs that middle-class and working class taxpayers foot the bill for. but which benefit large corporate enterprises. Subsidies for research, trade promotion, as well as generous "cost-plus" contracts that enrich the few and cost the rest of us. vii+183 pages, appendices, glossary, notes, index, list of organizations that expose corporate subsidies. Published @ $15.00. Nº de ref. de la librería 016044
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