A $6 Billion Tax Subsidy To a British Company in Exchange for 40 Jobs? The latest chapter in Congressional Waste, Abuse & Corruption

on 09/09/10 at 11:26 pm

Booze News

The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), aided and abetted by Congressman Charlie Rangel, has awarded the wealthy British liquor conglomerate, Diageo, a $6 billion deal to produce rum in their territory. This is one of the most outrageous gifts to a foreign company at the expense of US taxpayers. “This sweetheart deal is nothing more than a ‘kick-back’ program that gives Diageo a huge financial payday in exchange for being required to only hire only 40 employees,” said Robert Deposada, President of Latinos for Reform.

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