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BP’s tax-subsidized cleanup

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15. August 2010

BP’s tax-subsidized cleanup

You think you’re done being mad at BP? You’re over the fact that it’s still getting piles of U.S. taxpayer subsidies, including subsidies on what it promised to pay for the cleanup? Jim Hightower, the Texas populist and scourge of misbehaving corporations, tells us that BP isn’t just hiring out-of-work Florida Pandhandle folks–it’s using semicamouflaged prison labor, and the scary fellas come with a subsidy of $2,500 per head.

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