Charlie Crist on Corporations


Cut corporate welfare and foreign aid

Q: What program would you cut?

A: I wouldn't cut programs. I think there are two areas we can look at, however. One of the things I think we can look at is in the area of foreign aid. We spend an awful lot in other countries around the world, and one has to start to wonder what do we get as a benefit for doing so? I think we can reduce that.

In addition, I think corporate welfare is another place that we can start to reduce some of our funding. One of the things that my opponent supports is big sugar. I don't think that we ought to be subsidizing or giving a tax break to big sugar. Quite the contrary, I think we ought to be protecting the Everglades more than we are, not helping big sugar. It seems to me that we ought to be making sure we take care of our seniors before we take care of billionaire sugar barons.

Source: St. Petersburg Times debate: Bob Graham vs. Charlie Crist , Oct 19, 1998

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