Tory Controller Chris Grayling's signalling of a couple of billion for a pair of runaway tycoons is wealthfare
for a super-rich few - with the many picking up the tab.
The list was endorsed by the Coalition on Human Needs, the National Education Association, the Center for Community Change, the Community Nutrition Institute, Common Cause, Tax Watch, and the Corporate Wealthfare
Project, among others.
Shields is a researcher and coordinator of the Corporate Wealthfare
Project & TaxWatch.
Even within categories we cite figures for, there are often additional wealthfare expenses we haven't been able to nail down.
Wealthfare can't stand the light of day; once it's seen for what it is, there's enormous pressure to eliminate it.
In short, wealthfare
presently amounts to three-and-a-half times more than the $130 billion spent on welfare for the poor, and a mere reduction of the pork by 26 percent would allow Congress to eliminate the deficit without further exacerbating homelessness and poverty.
for the well-off has escaped austerity, with subsidies to private landlords doubling to PS9.