The Costs of Corporate Welfare

Over the last four and a half decades, government spending in the Keystone State has risen dramatically. Consequently, Pennsylvania workers now labor under one of the highest tax burdens in the country. Of the last 46 state budgets, only one did not increase total spending. This explosion has been fueled in part by special subsidies doled out to select businesses, creating an economic system favoring the privileged few at the expense of everyone else.

Government favoritism is blocking economic revitalization. Those concerned about the lack of good paying jobs, poverty, or income inequality should demand an end to programs that reward lobbying over merit. Eliminating corporate welfare would be an important first step towards a freer, fairer, and more prosperous commonwealth.

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