Also known as "corporate subsidies"; the biggest recipient of government "hand-outs" today are big corporations and the wealthy -- from tax breaks to grants to gifts.

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan promised that such subsidies to the rich would later "trickle down" to the middle & working classes, as good jobs and better living. What it's done instead is made the wealthy more wealthy, while cutting jobs, education, health care, housing & environmental standards, increasing our credit & debt, making our daily lives & futures less secure.