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Dear Lowman,

Please enjoy this issue which focuses on Subsidies. From tens of millions to Minor League baseball Stadiums in Lehigh Valley (and on tens of millions, to soccer stadium in Chester and 'economic development in Lower Merion) to almost $24,000,000 to Pennsylvania Farmers, the Welfare Kings and Queens of Pennsylvania are living well as the expense of productive Pennsylvanians, productive Pennsylvanians, who work and save, the Forgotten Taxpayer.

You can view more posts on my blog.

Iron Pigs: Lehigh Valley - $50.2 Million

Iron Pig's Lehigh Valley Stadium's final cost hits $50.25 million.

Grand total: Iron Pigs' park comes in 4% higher.
By Darryl R. Isherwood of The Morning Call 10/25/08
As area baseball fans focus on the Phillies, Lehigh County officials are closing the books on construction of Coca-Cola Park, home of the Phillies Triple A affiliate.

The final cost for the 8,100-seat home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs will be $50.25 million, county Director of Capital Projects Glenn Solt told commissioners this week. That includes cost overruns of about $1.85 million, about 4 percent over the county's initial estimate of $48.4 million.

Follow the PA Farm Subsidies Online

Environmental Working Group has an analyzed database 1995 through 2006 and has recently updated to include 2007 naming names. Searches can be done by State AND by County to see who is on the government "payroll", the Welfare Kings and Queens of Pork.

It is Farm subsidies that are the obstacles to Free Trade and, if I may say so, the goal of increasing the standard of living of sub Sahara Africa. It is Farm Subsidies, a functional equivalent, of tariffs, a barrier to trade. Free Trade brings more goods and services at lower prices to more people, on both sides of the equation. The voluntary nature of Free Trade guarantees that each side benefits. It is every day low prices that reduces poverty and raises the standard of living. All Economic progress flows from Specialization of Labor.

Obama: Farm Subsidies for the Rich

I have blogged and named names of those receiving Farm Subsides in Chester County and provided a link to search for subsidies in every Pennsylvania County.

The Wall Street Journal comments on President-Elect Obama's choice of Budget Director. Not only would curtailment of this Corporate Welfare scheme relieve the productive taxpayer of this burden, it would lower prices of food for the general public, promote the "general welfare" for everyone, not a few and, additionally, eliminate a barrier to Free Trade with Africa, one of the most agriculturally rich areas of the world. Not only lower prices for food for Americans but also developing self-sufficient and productive business in Africa rather than Corporate Welfare to power elites who misuse it for their own self-aggrandizement and power.

"Mr. Obama cited a recent Government Accountability Office report that found that of the 1.8 million people receiving farm payments from 2003 to 2006, nearly 3,000 had incomes above $2.5 million, which ought to make them ineligible for aid. Nevertheless, they cashed in to the tune of some $49 million."

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