While Crony Capitalist Mikey Bwoomberg has been getting all the attention for dropping $50 Million on an astroturfing mission, the richest person in Australia got a massive $649 million loan for her mining company.
...And there's more! The article also notes that the second largest crop insurance company, also Austrilan, get's $59 Billion a year in crop subsidies!
While this stuff probably burns your cheese (like it does mine), I can remember not too long ago when this stuff "flew under the radar". Now it the stuff is flying around like... Um... Mud in a tornado!!!