Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Who benefits from government subsidies?

On the next Your Call, we'll have a conversation about subsidies. Oil production is one of the most heavily subsidized businesses in America. The tax breaks average about 4 billion dollars a year. Meanwhile, ten percent of America's largest farms receive almost three-fourths of federal farm subsidies. So how do subsidies affect the economy? Join us live at 11 or send us an email at feedback@yourcallradio.org. Why do subsidies matter? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Timothy Wise, director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

Steve Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International!

Robert Weismann, president of Public Citizen.