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    by Anonymous on Monday July 15 2002, @08:06AM (#7864)
    Peter,

    The following are other markets that get market protection:

    Railroad Travel: Amtrak gets millions every year in loans and grants from the US Government, otherwise, it would not be able to pay it's bills. The train is there, but few use it.

    Dairy Industry: US Government determines price of milk, not market demand.

    Tobacco Industry: If this is not a protected market, what is?

    Farming: In the US, the government pays farmers NOT to grow certain crops, for fear of driving down prices and putting lots of other farmers out of business.

    Steel: If you follow current events, you're undoubtedly aware President Bush recently signed into law tariffs on steel imports. It was done to protect steel companies in the United States from going out of business due to less-expensive imported steel. The result is that in the United States, everything we buy containing steel costs more money. Another result is that the steel workers keep their jobs, and the steel workers's union contributes to George W. Bush's re-election campaign.

    Peter, would you like more examples?

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