Sunday, April 17

The real "subsidies to the affluent"

In response to Ross Douthat's criticism of policies that "subsidize the affluent", Mungowitz at Kids Prefer Cheese writes,
the real "subsidies to the affluent" are cutting subsidies to sugar, corporate farms, oil companies, and big fat defense firms. The problem is not a misallocation by ability to pay, but rather straight up subsidies to war pigs, farm pigs, and the prison-industrial complex fattening the purses of anti-drug warriors. Those payments dwarf the tax cuts.

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