(Campaign for America's Future) -- Republicans say they’re pro-life, but in reality, they’re pro-death. Earlier this month, while no one was watching, Republicans in the House voted to extend a bunch of corporate tax breaks and subsidies, adding up to nearly $75 billion in tax breaks over the next decade. And, while they scream that the cost of food stamps or unemployment benefits must be “offset” by spending cuts elsewhere, they didn’t ask for any offsets or increased taxes at all to pay for the billions to big corporations.
Of course, Republicans doling out tens of millions of dollars in corporate tax breaks and subsidies at the expense of American taxpayers isn’t surprising. And it’s also not surprising that Republicans across the country are following in the footsteps of their Washington colleagues.
Take Republicans down in Louisiana for example. Gov. Bobby Jindal and his Republican colleagues down in The Bayou State cut a nice $70,000 check, and send it the Robertson family, stars of the hit reality show “Duck Dynasty, for every episode that airs. That’s because Louisiana offers some pretty hefty tax breaks for television shows and movies that use that state as a backdrop. To date, as AddictingInfo.org points out, “Duck Dynasty has suckled on the government teat for a whopping total of $4.5 million over 64 episodes.”
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