It's not every day that Democratic President Barack Obama and the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement can agree on something. But Baltimore Sun columnist Jay Hancock suggests they find common ground over opposition to so-called "corporate welfare."
Hancock uses the recent groundbreaking of the as an example.
General Motors is paying for barely half of the $244 million plant. The automaker is relying on $105 million from the Energy Department and more than $10 million from the state of Maryland and Baltimore County.
He goes on to say:
The tea party, opposed to corporate welfare by temperament and declaration, should join Democrats and the Obama administration to stop governors from underwriting their ribbon-cutting photo ops with taxpayer dollars.
The full article, Obama, tea party should agree: Stop state corporate welfare, can be found online.
What do you think? Is the new GM plant an example of job creation or is it costly "corporate welfare."