Posts Tagged ‘Corporations’

“Corporate Loopholes”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post on 8/20.

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Corporations are whining about taxes — still!

For years American corporations have bemoaned their high corporate taxes while fleecing the American people and watching the country fall apart.

We were warned about the potential evil of corporations years ago by Dwight D. Eisenhower as he left office — telling us to beware of the military-industrial complex and what it would do to our country.

To our freedom. To our happiness and well-being.

Was Eisenhower a visionary?

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“Make ’Em Pay!”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post on 7/18.

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Corporations and the wealthy are trying to buy elections from “the people.

What’s the cost to purchase the Presidency today, or a Senator or two? Or maybe a Representative or Supreme Court Judge?

Hell, what does it cost to buy the whole damn Congress; or at least a majority of it?

The Citizens United ruling, rendered by a suspect Supreme Court, has allowed our democratic elections to be sold to the highest bidder, and with it our democracy — our freedom.

How does this effect our future?

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“No Longer Supreme!”

This article on the Supreme Court has been posted to The Huffington Post.

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Respect for the judicial black robe is eroding!

Recent decisions by the Supreme Court have brought the integrity of this court under scrutiny.

From Bush v. Gore, to eminent domain, to Citizens United, to body searches, to ethics problems, a greater number of the nation’s highest court’s rulings defy common sense and judicial principles.

And it could get even worse!

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“Bringing the Money Back Home”

This article was posted at The Huffington Post. To view it at HuffPost click on the link.

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The Repatriation Bill in Congress falls way short!

Corporations have been crying for big tax breaks to bring their profits from other countries home. They are currently sitting on over two trillion dollars in domestic profits hoarded over the last few years.

Senators’, Kay Hagan, of North Carolina and, John McCain, of Arizona have introduced a new bill, The Foreign Earnings Repatriation Act, to allow multi-national corporations to bring over a trillion dollars in foreign profit back to the United States at a favorable tax rate. Too favorable!

The tax rate in the bill falls way short of what’s fair.

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UnAmerican Activities: “RePatriation 101”

Corporations want a tax break to repatriate foreign profits—again!

Republicans, global corporations, the Chamber of Commerce, and Republican lawmakers are claiming that a tax rate of 5% for corporations to repatriate their foreign profits will create jobs, stimulate capital investment, and grow the economy.

We’ve heard that song before—the same pathetic rhetoric—in 2004. But the corporations did not use the billions they repatriated from the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, to create jobs or grow the economy.

In fact, the biggest recipients—some of the biggest multi-national corporations in the world—laid-off thousands of employees after receiving this gift from the government.

Why on earth would we consider it again?

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“America’s Challenges: Stealing From the Poor!”

This new article is the third in the series of articles in The Challenge Series here on The Cutting Edge. It  has just been posted on The Huffington Post for your viewing and comments.

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Redistribution of wealth during the 1920’s was devastating for America in the 30’s

In the Golden Age a small portion of American businessmen controlled a great portion of America’s wealth.

That disproportionate balance of ownership led to high unemployment, tremendous loss of personal property, farms, and businesses, and long humiliating soup and bread lines—the Great Depression.

Described in the first paragraph of “Our Electorate: America’s Greatest Challenge!” the current redistribution of wealth is one of the eight critical challenges this country now faces.

That same imbalance that destroyed the U.S. economy in the 30’s exists today.

If we allow the wealthy to usurp hard-working Americans’ buying power, the country will continue to slide deeper into poverty. A declining middle-class will push us back into recession.

There was great news, however, just two weeks ago. The recession has ended—in June of 2009!

The National Bureau of Economic Research reported that the deepest recession in 80 years ended after just 18 difficult months for millions of Americans. Everything has gotten better.

Better for whom?

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“Corruption: With a Lot of Help from Their Friends!”

Congresses love of corporate campaign money influences their vote and is eroding our democracy!

For an American citizen to run for elected federal office today requires huge sums of money; well beyond the imaginations of our Founding Fathers. Clearly they didn’t envision this.

Nor did the wise patriots that constructed the Constitution envision ‘professional’ politicians. They anticipated regular citizens becoming politicians to help run the government ‘for the people,’ then returning to private life after fulfilling an honorable and short-term patriotic duty ‘to the people’ of this great country.

Pure and uncorrupted democracy.

We no longer have a pure, uncorrupted form of democracy. It’s been stained by dirty corporate money; a malodorous patina that may take years to expunge.

It’s obvious things have changed in the electoral process and in the makeup of Congress. Not necessarily for the good. Corruption at varying levels permeates the halls of Capitol Hill. American’s are disgusted and outraged at Congress, evidenced by their current approval rating of 18 percent.

The People’ no longer matter in the modern operation of our government.

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