“We have the best government money can buy.” —Mark Twain
During the 1960s, images of Cadillac-driving “Welfare Queens” were conjured up in the popular imagination to highlight abuses of the government dole. Despite the eventual welfare reform of the 1990s, both Congress and the American people continue to have a huge blindspot for a different kind of welfare that has made true kings and queens out of those who were not even poor to begin with – who might instead have already been classified as the nobility.
Call it the revolving door, corporate welfare, or cronyism – this Welfare for the Rich is alive and well, as Phil Harvey and Lisa Conyers document in their book of the same name.
[Get the book at WelfarefortheRich.com]
Lisa Conyers joins me for the full hour this Sunday to discuss the new face of welfare kings and queens (and their enablers), from “sugar daddies” to sports stadiums.
Don’t miss our conversation live (1/3), at 8am PACIFIC time. As always, your calls are welcome.
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."