Subsidies - Government subsidies not only cost money and pick winners and losers, they generate bureaucracies that further ramp up the cost of government through very expensive federal employees. Politicians like subsidies because it means more lobby money comes to Washington DC and finds its way to their campaign coffers. The federal government has created more than 2000 subsidies since 1980. I will work to eliminate as many as I can. I believe we will experience more growth when main street Minnesotans are making the economic investment decisions not Washington bureaucrats.