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Government favors big corporations

Government favors big corporations

We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay their share of local government costs. Remember the companies with large water bills or the developers who get vacant property at bargain prices while ordinary people are losing their homes.

Our representatives often do not allow ordinary people like us to know how they voted on certain issues. These votes used to be published in my town's newspaper. We had a congressman running for reelection at a small public meeting. He was...