The pollution industry spent 721 million influencing US elections this year

As seen at thinkprogress.org

The 2014 midterm elections saw a wave of Republican candidates elected and re-elected to federal office, many of whom are now rearing to make the environment their first casualty of the 114th Congress. As it turns out, the fossil fuel industry may have had something to do with that.

Taking into account direct contributions to individuals and groups, spending on television ads and lobbying, the energy industry spent more than $721 million during the 2014 election cycle, according to an analysis released Monday by the Center for American Progress.

Walmart and McDonalds Subsidies

Likely behind only the fossil fuel industry in terms of being welfare qeens are McDonalds and Walmart.

Each are subsidized billions of dollars per year – a rough estimate being 8-10 billion dollars for each company.

How much does that mean to the average american taxpayer?
122 million americans pay federal income tax.

10 billion / 122 million = nearly $82 / year.

Did you know you give McDonalds and Walmart $82 per year, each?
What do you get in return?  Good food?  hahaha.

You get the knowledge that your taxpayer subsidies for these welfare queens goes directly to the walton family (a few people with more wealth than 40% of the country combined) and mcdonalds investors.