The Deep Inroads of Dependency on Government

Roughly in chronological order.

Protective tariffs and regulations


Municipal transit authorities

Crop subsidies

Social Security



Affirmative action

Disability and veterans’ preferences

Student loan subsidies

Subsidies for sports facilities, industrial relocation, housing developments

Low-income mortgage subsidies

Earned-income tax credit

Prescription drug coverage (Medicare Part D)

Obamacare (i.e., Medicare/Medicaid expansion)

Bank bailouts

There’s a lot more, but you get the idea.