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Blog: Yet Another Reason to End Corporate Welfare

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It was recently discovered that the "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to inform 6 million soldiers and their families of an agreement enabling Prudential Financial Inc. to withhold lump-sum payments of life insurance benefits for survivors of fallen service members, according to records made public through a Freedom of Information request."

To read more, go to: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-14/veterans-agency-arranged-secret-deal-with-prudential-over-soldier-benefits.html

This story is an egregious example of the lengths the government and big corporations are willing to go to to create sweetheart deals that stink of corruption. Rick Waugh believes in fighting to end corporate welfare because making money off of grieving families is something in which our government should not participate but prevent.

We simply cannot allow special interests free reign to commit these types of frauds against innocent Americans which is why we need to elect strong representatives who are committed to ending corporate welfare to ensure a new standard of fairness in Washington.


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