“The per year.,” “Mauricio Gutierrez, CEO of NRG Energy,

“The welfare is not really about the welfare of
the masses. It is about the ego of the elites.” (Thomas Sowell) Jeff Jackson,
author of “America’s Biggest Welfare Recipients believes the same thing. He
argues that the wealthy corporations or the “elites” are subsidized by the
government making billions while the ordinary people who work for them are
struggling to make ends meet. Jackson appeals to his readers’ emotions at the
beginning of his essay; however, throughout the rest of his argument, he seems
to lack credibility due to not citing sources where he got his facts from. 

            Jackson
first starts his essay off with specific detail of who he thinks the welfare
recipients are and who they are not. He describes the non-recipients as those
living in the ghetto, handicapped, and lives filled with misery. As for the
recipients, he describes them as driving nice cars, living in nice houses and
being in exclusive clubs.  He goes on to
talk about the corporations having government assistance but making their CEOs
billionaires. Based on Jackson’s views he “have no problem with organizations
that choose to pay their executives handsomely, but he has a problem when
those organizations go to the government for money…” (para 2).

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All
through his essay, Jackson states many facts about corporations, their CEOs and
the amount of money they get from the government. Some of the facts are “General
Electric receiving $836,524,548 in government assistance, and the CEO of GE,
Jeffrey Immelt, receiving about $18,681,791 per year.,” “Mauricio Gutierrez,
CEO of NRG Energy, being granted $1,730,060,410 by the U.S. government,
receiving a paltry $3,295,639 in 2014…,” and “Corporations who are now
getting tax breaks that last for decades…”. By not citing these facts with the
appropriate sources, Jackson loses his credibility because readers are unable
to determine if his facts are reliable.

Although
Jackson begins his essay by persuading the readers of who the actual welfare receivers
are, he draws the attention away throughout the rest of the essay by not citing
his sources. 

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