The original post was about corporate corruption, not a reply to anything you posted. I reference welfare in that post because it seems to be a bigger deal with conservatives than corporate corruption - my point. The figures show that. My statement about a few hundred dollars referenced the individual, not the group as a whole. If you add up all the abuse in welfare it amounts to about 2-3% of total spending or $9-14 billion. That is dwarfed by the $2 trillion estimate on the corporate side. Granted the article referenced was about worldwide corruption, but considering how intertwined most US corporations are in the world economy and the shear size of our economy, even at 50% of that number it still dwarfs welfare abuse.
You and others seem to have a problem following a thread, so by your own definition, you are the straw-man. Finally, yes, government officials do accept bribes, but who pays/offers the bribe? What, one is corrupt and one is not?? They are both corrupt.