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Stacey Abrams on Corporations
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger (GA); 2020 Veepstakes contender
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Republican tax bill rigged the system against working class. (Feb 2019)
  • Invest in community businesses. (Aug 2017)
Justin Amash on Corporations
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 6 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
  • Rated Voted NO on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Joe Biden on Corporations
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Some corporations make billions & don't pay a penny in taxes. (Sep 2020)
  • Bailout package should reward individuals, not corporations. (Mar 2020)
  • Hold CEOs and companies accountable. (Feb 2020)
  • Double the capital gains tax. (Oct 2019)
  • Wall Street didn't build America; the middle class did. (Jun 2019)
  • 1972 Senate race: Opposed capital gains tax cut. (Oct 2017)
  • Quit corporate law firm rather than help big business. (Oct 2017)
  • We bet on Detroit automakers in 2009, and we won!. (Mar 2014)
  • Same rules for Wall Street as for Main Street. (Oct 2012)
  • Auto bailout saved a million American jobs. (Sep 2012)
  • We bet on the auto industry; 400,000 new jobs means we won. (Mar 2012)
  • We’ve yielded to corporate America on trade. (Dec 2007)
  • OpEd: beholden to corporations because so many based in DE. (Nov 2007)
  • Take burden off corporations so jobs stay in US. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 32% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Don Blankenship on Corporations
WV Senate contender and Constitution Party presidential nominee
Click here for Don Blankenship on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Bloomberg on Corporations
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • End forced arbitration, like I do in my companies. (Feb 2020)
  • $5 trillion in new revenue from high earners & corporations. (Feb 2020)
  • Strengthen & expand Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (Jan 2020)
  • Raise corporate tax rate to 28%, prevent use of tax havens. (Jan 2020)
  • Business have big cash reserves & need no tax cuts. (Dec 2017)
  • Reduce 35% corporate tax by eliminating loopholes. (Dec 2017)
  • Rezoning old manufacturing sites led to construction boom. (Sep 2010)
  • Wooed Goldman Sachs to NYC with $1.65 billion in tax breaks. (Oct 2005)
  • Built up a $1.3B company from scratch over 20 years. (Aug 2001)
  • Open physical plant at Bloomberg Press encourages creativity. (Aug 2001)
  • Making change in difficult, in companies or technology. (Aug 2001)
  • Ludicrous to pay CEO bonuses when stock value rises. (Aug 2001)
  • Given $10M upon being fired from Salomon Brothers in 1981. (Aug 2001)
Cory Booker on Corporations
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator; 2020 presidential contender (withdrawn)
Click here for 16 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • We will enforce antitrust laws. (Oct 2019)
  • You can't separate corporate corruption from other issues. (Sep 2019)
  • Deal with corporate consolidation to let free market work. (Jun 2019)
  • Enforce antitrust; president shouldn't decide targets. (May 2019)
  • Don't condemn high tech business; regulate them. (Mar 2019)
  • SOAR Act: $25M for Startup Opportunity Accelerator. (Sep 2014)
  • Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes. (Jul 2014)
  • Government procurement should promote women-owned business. (Nov 2013)
  • Fund minority businesses with KIVA microloans. (Oct 2013)
  • Attacks on private equity "nauseating". (Aug 2013)
  • Corporate campaign donors also helped rebuild Newark. (Dec 2012)
  • Predatory lending & unchecked avarice destabilized economy. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Pete Buttigieg on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Pete Buttigieg OR click here for Pete Buttigieg on other issues.
  • Anti-trust law must go beyond pricing to deal with high tech. (Apr 2019)
  • Capitalism is good, but it must be subject to rules. (Apr 2019)
  • Companies are not persons; should not have religious rights. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported 2008 auto bailout, to save workers and communities. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn); former HUD Secretary
Click here for 4 full quotes by Julian Castro OR click here for Julian Castro on other issues.
  • Tax capital gains annually, not when assets sold. (Nov 2019)
  • Fight back against monopolistic practices. (Oct 2019)
  • Supported tax breaks to lure corporations. (Feb 2019)
  • Top earners & corporations must pay fair share. (Jan 2019)
Bill de Blasio on Corporations
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Immigrants didn't create mess; the top 1% did that to you. (Jun 2019)
  • Amazon exemplifies abuse of corporate power by leaving NYC. (Feb 2019)
  • Plenty of money in NYC, but it's in the wrong hands. (Jan 2019)
  • Preserve physical integrity of Industrial Business Zones. (Oct 2013)
Rocky De La Fuente on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes by Rocky De La Fuente OR click here for Rocky De La Fuente on other issues.
  • Eliminate special interest exemptions & corporate welfare. (Jun 2020)
  • Tax incentives to businesses for purpose of job creation. (Nov 2016)
Tulsi Gabbard on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
Click here for 6 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Sponsored bill to remove US forces from Yemen. (Feb 2019)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Corporations
Democratic Senator (NY); Democratic Candidate for President (withdrawn)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut. (Jul 2019)
  • Differentiate between capitalism (good) and greed (bad). (Jun 2019)
  • Access to capital for small business will create jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Nine years as Philip Morris defense counsel. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Mike Gravel on Corporations
Libertarian for President; Former Dem. Senator (AK); withdrew from Presidential primary July 2019
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Use antitrust authority to break up large businesses. (Apr 2019)
  • Re-establish public banking services within post offices. (Apr 2019)
  • Democracy is gone when elections are commercialized. (Jan 2008)
  • Only natural persons should participate in politics. (Jan 2008)
  • Hold accountable war-profiteers like NBC and GE. (Oct 2007)
  • Leadership fails because US is run by corporate America. (Sep 2007)
  • Corporate taxes just get passed on to consumers. (Dec 2006)
  • Purpose of economy is to meet people’s needs, not business. (Jan 1972)
Kamala Harris on Corporations
Democratic candidate for President (withdrawn); California Senator
Click here for 9 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut. (Jul 2019)
  • New tax on banks with over $50 billion in assets. (Jul 2019)
  • Why haven't we asked how to pay for tax cuts to the top 1%? (Jun 2019)
  • Facebook is like a utility; needs to be regulated. (May 2019)
  • New fees on banks and financial institutions. (Jan 2019)
  • Tough stance on mortgage lenders fell short. (Aug 2017)
  • Same rules must apply to everyone, including the wealthy. (Sep 2012)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
Howie Hawkins on Corporations
Green Party Challenger for President
Click here for 3 full quotes by Howie Hawkins OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Break up largest banks so that none is too big to fail. (Jul 2020)
  • Amend Constitution: corporations are not persons. (Jul 2020)
  • Capitalists exploit workers and thwart democracy. (May 2019)
John Hickenlooper on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrew, Aug. 2019); CO Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Treat dividends & long-term capital gains as ordinary income. (Aug 2019)
  • Pro-business: cut regulations, launched retraining website. (Mar 2019)
  • Market must allow entry to new businesses. (Mar 2019)
  • Fund $10M program to support rural business. (Jan 2018)
  • 5-year initiative to support startup businesses. (Jan 2018)
  • AdWatch: I'm no politician; I make beer & build restaurants. (May 2016)
  • Colorado Blueprint: build a business friendly environment. (Jan 2014)
  • Regulatory impact statement on all new legislation. (Jan 2011)
  • Keep inheritance tax, according to CC survey. (Sep 2020)
Jo Jorgensen on Corporations
Click here for the full quote by Jo Jorgensen OR click here for Jo Jorgensen on other issues.
  • Government over-regulates private businesses. (Aug 2020)
John Kasich on Corporations
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 6 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Businesses are job creators, the engines of job growth. (Apr 2017)
  • Never let depositors lose their bank deposits. (Nov 2015)
  • Worked for Lehman Brothers before the Great Recession. (Oct 2015)
  • FactCheck: Managing Director at Lehman, but not Board member. (Oct 2015)
  • No income taxes on small businesses up to $2M. (Feb 2015)
  • OpEd: Don't pick winners & losers? Offers 12 tax credits. (Oct 2005)
Amy Klobuchar on Corporations
DFL Sr Senator (MN); Democratic presidential contender
Click here for 9 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Consolidation of business leading to startup slump. (Oct 2019)
  • Update law, but treat tech companies on case by case basis. (Mar 2019)
  • Put burden of proof on competitiveness on companies. (Mar 2019)
  • I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships. (Oct 2012)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Gloria La Riva on Corporations
Party for Socialism and Liberation nominee for President
Click here for 6 full quotes by Gloria La Riva OR click here for Gloria La Riva on other issues.
  • Wall Street criminals must be jailed. (Aug 2020)
  • Reregulation of the banking and insurance industries. (Aug 2020)
  • Breakup large media companies, re-regulate industry. (Aug 2020)
  • Corporations, banks and the Pentagon dominate society. (Mar 2018)
  • Capitalist banking is a form of organized crime. (Feb 2016)
  • Capitalist system creates war, poverty and racism. (Jan 2008)
Beto O`Rourke on Corporations
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 5 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Don't break up Big Tech; do help smaller firms. (Apr 2019)
  • Raise corporate rates to fund higher education. (Oct 2018)
  • Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior. (Oct 2018)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Mar 2013)
Barack Obama on Corporations
Democratic President (2009-2017); IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 50 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • OpEd: 2009 auto bailout saved 1.5 million jobs. (Jun 2019)
  • Private sector is lifeblood of economy but needs limits. (Jan 2016)
  • Business should be more community oriented. (Jan 2016)
  • Close loopholes that let top 1% avoid paying taxes. (Jan 2015)
  • Lower tax rate to 25% and incentivize investment at home. (Oct 2012)
  • End $4B tax break for shipping jobs overseas. (Oct 2012)
  • You can't build a business on your own; we're in it together. (Jul 2012)
  • End deduction for outsourcing jobs; tax outsourcing instead. (Jan 2012)
  • At a certain point, you've made enough money. (Dec 2011)
  • Michelle Obama: Work for community, not corporate America. (Dec 2011)
  • $4,000 tax credit for companies who hire unemployed workers. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Poetic tales of small business ignore big monopolies. (Jan 2011)
  • Now business can write off the full cost of new investments. (Jan 2011)
  • Lower corporate tax rate; pay for it by closing loopholes. (Jan 2011)
  • OpEd: Overturn Court's campaign financing ruling in Congress. (Jan 2010)
  • American elections shouldn't be bankrolled by corporations. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Many steps until companies can bankroll elections. (Jan 2010)
  • Citizens United is a victory for Wall Street & Big Business. (Jan 2010)
  • Special interests dominate day-to-day legislative activity. (Nov 2009)
  • OpEd: Wall Street wealth comes from increasing gov't role. (Nov 2009)
  • No capital gains tax on earnings under $250K. (Oct 2008)
  • High corporate tax rate is offset by numerous loopholes. (Sep 2008)
  • We still need corporate ethics & vigilant government. (Jul 2008)
  • Enforce against insider trading & market manipulation. (Jul 2008)
  • Regulate institutions for what they do, not what they are. (Jul 2008)
  • Cap the farm subsidies for Fortune 500 companies. (Dec 2007)
  • End tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas. (Aug 2007)
  • Hold corporations responsible for pensions & work conditions. (Aug 2007)
  • Tax incentives for corporate responsibility. (Jun 2004)
  • Close tax loopholes for US companies relocating abroad. (Jun 2004)

    Corporate Bailout

  • 2009: added to Bush's $17.4B bailout for auto companies. (Feb 2019)
  • Food stamps didn't cause financial crisis; Wall Street did. (Jan 2016)
  • Bailout deal: CAFE for trucks as well as cars. (Jan 2014)
  • If we had let GM go bankrupt, we'd be buying Chinese cars. (Oct 2012)
  • Letting Detroit go bankrupt the Romney way wouldn't work. (Oct 2012)
  • Toughest reforms on Wall Street since the 1930s. (Oct 2012)
  • End tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas. (Sep 2012)
  • We bailed out auto industry, but today they're back. (Jan 2012)
  • OpEd: Bailouts of GM & Wall Street are crony capitalism. (Nov 2010)
  • Better to force auto bankruptcy than force out of business. (May 2010)
  • Bank bonuses while receiving TARP were irresponsible. (May 2010)
  • OpEd: Establish power to seize companies "too big to fail". (Apr 2010)
  • Lend $30B in TARP repayments to small businesses. (Jan 2010)
  • We both cut taxes; but McCain offers $200B to corporations. (Oct 2008)
  • We need Wall Street responsibility BEFORE financial crises. (Sep 2008)
  • Irresponsibility on Wall Street led to financial crisis. (Oct 2005)

    Voting Record

  • REAL USA Plan: Reward companies that create domestic jobs. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted NO on reforming bankruptcy to include means-testing & restrictions. (Mar 2005)
  • Prevent money laundering by disclosing corporate owners. (May 2008)
Mike Pence on Corporations
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 14 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Reduce state corporate tax rate from 8.5% to 3%. (Sep 2020)
  • Companies should have religious freedom & rights. (Feb 2019)
  • Pushed manufacturing tax cuts & corporate tax cut. (Jul 2016)
  • Reduce corporate tax rate to one of the lowest in country. (Jun 2014)
  • Regulatory burdens are the number one growth killer. (Apr 2013)
  • Corporate tax cuts create jobs & grow economy. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 96% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Corporations
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 70 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Workers should have 45% of board seats, 20% of stock. (Nov 2019)
  • Corporate America doesn't give one damn about workers. (Jul 2019)
  • Nothing will change if we don't have the guts to fight. (Jun 2019)
  • Democratic socialism means working for everyone, not just 1%. (Jun 2019)
  • Workers should have more say on what goes on in the economy. (Jun 2019)
  • Top 1% income inequity makes no sense. (Apr 2019)
  • Defend farmers & consumers from corporate middlemen. (Mar 2019)
  • 1976: Relocating businesses must pay; for public ownership. (Mar 2019)
  • Economy is great, for those who get corporate stock buybacks. (Feb 2019)
  • Americans in red OR blue states oppose enriching the top 1%. (Jul 2018)
  • Middle class needs tax breaks; top 1% does not. (Jan 2018)
  • 45% estate tax only for estates over $3.5 million. (Aug 2017)
  • Only the top 2/10 of 1% pay the estate tax. (Feb 2017)
  • Rigged economy makes America like a Banana Republic. (Nov 2016)
  • End corporate tax dodging by shifting profits overseas. (Nov 2016)
  • Reform credit-rating agencies by separating from Wall Street. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow stashing corporate profits overseas to avoid taxes. (Jul 2016)
  • Let's create America that works for all, not handful on top. (Dec 2015)
  • Fix estate tax so mega-rich pay their fair share. (Sep 2015)
  • Americans want change: corporations get rich & people don't. (Sep 2014)
  • Corporations do not have First Amendment rights. (Dec 2011)
  • Greed is addictive; their sickness hurts country terribly. (Dec 2010)
  • Small banks did just fine during financial crisis. (Dec 2010)
  • Deregulation led to incredible greed of $39B in CEO bonuses. (Oct 2008)
  • Cap deductions for CEO pay; count perks as profit. (Jun 1997)
  • In 1980s, wealthiest 1% got 2/3 of all wealth increases. (Jun 1997)
  • The needs of the rich & large corporations are never ignored. (Jun 1997)

    Banking Reform

  • Nothing personal against billionaires, but enough is enough. (Mar 2020)
  • Billionaires & corporations have to pay fair share of taxes. (Jul 2019)
  • 1976: I favor the public ownership of utilities & banks. (Mar 2019)
  • Majority want tax on wealthy and regulation of Wall Street. (Feb 2019)
  • Regulate derivatives like the high-stakes wagers they are. (Aug 2017)
  • Great Recession caused by Wall Street greed & recklessness. (Jul 2016)
  • The auto industry bill was really a bailout for Wall Street. (Mar 2016)
  • If we don't break up banks, we'll be bailing them out again. (Feb 2016)
  • Corporate America & Wall Street won't like President Sanders. (Dec 2015)
  • Wall Street will not be in my Cabinet; their model is fraud. (Nov 2015)
  • I'm not part of casino capitalism that wrecked our economy. (Oct 2015)
  • Fraud is the business model of Wall Street. (Oct 2015)
  • Make Wall Street bail out Wall Street; but middle class did. (Oct 2015)
  • Wall Street business model is a fraud & led us to recession. (Aug 2015)
  • Casino-type capitalism causes devastating problems. (Jul 2015)
  • Break up major Wall Street firms. (Mar 2015)
  • Break up the Wall Street giants; they can't be reformed. (Jan 2015)
  • Crooks on Wall Street started Great Recession & got richer. (Nov 2012)

    Monopolies

  • Stand up against healthcare companies' billions in profits. (Jun 2019)
  • Break up big agriculture corporations. (Apr 2019)
  • 1970s: State should take over utilities without compensation. (Mar 2019)
  • It is time to break up largest financial institutions. (Nov 2016)
  • Too-Big-to-Fail means taxpayers insure megabanks. (Nov 2016)
  • Corporate Media threatens our democracy. (Nov 2016)
  • A few giant corporations own the media. (Nov 2016)
  • If Teddy Roosevelt saw modern banks he'd say "break them up". (Nov 2015)
  • If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist. (May 2015)
  • Worker-owned cooperatives instead of corporate tax breaks. (Mar 2015)
  • Bank bailout was socialism for the rich. (Feb 2015)
  • Investigate huge dairy processors for anti-trust violations. (Oct 2012)
  • Launch anti-trust investigation of Dean Foods. (Oct 2012)

    Voting Record

  • Regrets vote to deregulate swaps and derivatives. (Apr 2016)
  • Stop $31M Pentagon payments for corporate mergers. (Jun 1997)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted NO on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require Code of Conduct for US corporations abroad. (Aug 2001)
  • Rated 14% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Mar 2013)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Mark Sanford on Corporations
Republican SC Governor; previously Representative (SC-1); GOP Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Mark Sanford OR click here for Mark Sanford on other issues.
  • Cut corporate income tax by raising cigarette tax. (Jan 2010)
  • 2009: Disdainful of auto companies' bailout proposals. (Oct 2005)
  • Sugar subsidy is corporate welfare to a wealthy few. (Nov 2000)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
  • Reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% to create jobs. (Nov 2017)
Howard Schultz on Corporations
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President until July 2019
Click here for 9 full quotes by Howard Schultz OR click here for Howard Schultz on other issues.
  • Achieve profit with humanity & pathway to middle class. (Mar 2019)
  • Rich should pay higher taxes, and corporations too. (Feb 2019)
  • Cafes in Italy are welcoming; Starbucks brings that here. (Jan 2019)
  • 1991: "Bean Stock" gives all employees ownership share. (Jan 2019)
  • Transformational Agenda: Starbucks is heart of neighborhood. (Jan 2019)
  • American Dream can't be accessible only in right zip code. (Jun 2018)
  • Support worthy causes in countries where our coffee is grown. (Jan 1999)
  • Build a big business on small business values. (Jan 1999)
  • People worry that national chains homogenize neighborhoods. (Jan 1999)
Tom Steyer on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
Click here for 13 full quotes by Tom Steyer OR click here for Tom Steyer on other issues.
  • Can beat Trump on economy, did not inherit a penny. (Jan 2020)
  • Spent $300M to take on unchecked corporate power. (Nov 2019)
  • Unchecked capitalism has failed us. (Nov 2019)
  • Break the corporate stranglehold of our government. (Oct 2019)
  • Break up monopolies but we should focus on the positive. (Oct 2019)
  • Calculate CA corporate income tax based on in-state sales. (Aug 2019)
  • US government & Trump have been corrupted by corporate money. (Jul 2019)
  • Big-money interests are committed to stopping progress. (Jul 2019)
  • AdWatch: put people before corporations. (Jul 2019)
  • Take the corporate control out of politics. (Jul 2019)
  • Corporate corruption has broken our government. (Jul 2019)
  • Supported 2012 income tax increase for multistate businesses. (Jul 2019)
  • Trump puts corporate interests ahead of people's interests. (Mar 2017)
Donald Trump on Corporations
2016 Republican incumbent President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 29 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for 11 older headlines OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • If we raise tax rates, companies will leave the country. (Oct 2020)
  • No more estate tax on small farms, small business. (Feb 2020)
  • Companies will pay dearly for moving jobs out of US. (Mar 2019)
  • Historic tax cuts and reforms for American businesses. (Apr 2018)
  • Business tax rate slashed from 35% to 21%. (Jan 2018)
  • Reducing taxes from 35% to 15% will be a job creator. (Sep 2016)
  • Get U.S. money back into U.S.: address corporate inversion. (Nov 2015)
  • 0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs. (Dec 2011)
  • Fight crony capitalism with a level playing field. (Dec 2011)
  • Wealthy move assets around globally based on tax incentives. (Apr 2011)
  • Litigation system is abused to force deal negotiations. (Oct 1997)
  • Any business of any size will pay no more than 15% tax. (Nov 2015)

    Business Advice

  • Attended Wharton but unimpressed by academic credentials. (Aug 2016)
  • I've used bankruptcy laws to do a great job for my companies. (Aug 2015)
  • Pragmatic positive: be positive, but be realistic. (Apr 2010)
  • Being a know-it-all shuts the door on new ideas. (Apr 2010)
  • In the game of life, money is how you score. (Sep 2008)
  • A great deal when both sides win? That's a bunch of crap. (Sep 2008)
  • I trust my instinct on business deals as well as personal. (Sep 2008)
  • How big you think determines how big a success you become. (Sep 2008)
  • Learning to be spontaneous takes preparation & practice. (Oct 2006)
  • Move quickly from seeing problems to seeing solutions. (Oct 2006)
  • 12-hour working days are my norm, not an exception. (Oct 2006)
  • Sue scoundrels but settle with the rest. (Mar 2004)
  • Sometimes I wait 5 minutes for a deal; sometimes 15 years. (Mar 2004)
  • Personal bankruptcy is a negotiating tool; I'd never do it. (Oct 1997)
  • We've all been victims of herd mentality on Wall Street. (Oct 1997)
  • Signed bill for regulatory relief for smaller banks. (Mar 2018)
  • Signed bill to reduce corporate tax rates from 35% to 21%. (Nov 2017)
Jesse Ventura on Corporations
Former Independent MN Governor; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 6 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • Unlimited secret cash from corporations influences elections. (Apr 2011)
  • Keeping fat cats in business deepened 2008 collapse. (Mar 2010)
  • 2008 bailouts were conspiracy to keep fat cats in business. (Mar 2010)
  • Media today: controlled by corporations & all about ratings. (Apr 2008)
  • We embraced China but not Cuba because Castro nationalized. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat Indian gambling monopoly same as MLB baseball monopoly. (Apr 2008)
Arvin Vohra on Corporations
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Chair
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  • End the Fed, to prevent irresponsible cash-negative business. (Feb 2018)
Joe Walsh on Corporations
Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Joe Walsh OR click here for Joe Walsh on other issues.
  • Cut the capital gains tax and the corporate tax rate. (Sep 2019)
  • Criticized "Occupy Wall Street" movement as pampered youth. (Sep 2019)
  • Occupy Wall Street is a well-orchestrated Socialist movement. (Nov 2011)
  • Index capital gains tax to inflation. (Sep 2011)
  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Elizabeth Warren on Corporations
Massachusetts Senator; former head of CFPB; Dem. Presidential Challenger
Click here for 41 full quotes by Elizabeth Warren OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Unfair for big corps to pay no taxes and not contribute. (Feb 2020)
  • Big, structural change against rigged system. (Jul 2019)
  • Economy doing great for top 1%; we need structural change. (Jun 2019)
  • Workers should have 40% of seats on corporate boards. (Apr 2019)
  • Protect family farms from large agribusiness companies. (Apr 2019)
  • Wants workers to choose 40% of corporate boards. (Aug 2018)
  • Trickle-down economics overturns FDR-defined system. (Apr 2017)
  • Trickle-down is a lie, and has been a lie for 37 years. (Apr 2017)
  • I share the frustration of Occupy Wall Street. (Nov 2014)
  • 2010 Time cover story: The sheriff of Wall Street. (Apr 2014)
  • My gaffe: Created intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall St. (Apr 2014)
  • Corporations are not people; but system is rigged for them. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: negotiated insurance deal for asbestos victims. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: Insurers should pay victims, plus future immunity. (Sep 2012)
  • People feel like the system is rigged, because it is. (Sep 2012)
  • Rebuild the middle class instead of CEO tax breaks. (Dec 2011)
  • Same rules for trillion-dollar institutions as rest of us. (Nov 2011)
  • Plenty of people look out for billion dollar corporations. (Sep 2011)

    Finance

  • 2008: Should have broken up bailed-out banks. (Apr 2017)
  • In 1980s, cops were taken off the beat in financial services. (Apr 2014)
  • Bankruptcies result from mishaps, not from gaming the system. (Sep 2011)
  • New regulatory regime to protect financial consumers. (Oct 2010)
  • Scourge of the banking industry, on behalf of consumers. (May 2010)
  • Businesses aren't guilty over bankruptcy; neither should you. (Oct 2007)
  • Apply consumer protection rules to banks. (Jul 2007)
  • Differentiate between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy. (Jan 2006)

    Monopolies

  • We need courage to take on corporate monopoly giants. (Jun 2019)
  • Our industrial policy has been "let giants do anything". (Jun 2019)
  • Break up big tech platforms like Amazon & Google. (Apr 2019)
  • End "integrated" farming favoring corporations over farmers. (Mar 2019)
  • Use anti-trust to break up anti-competitive businesses. (Mar 2019)
  • Companies can be umpires or team-owners, but cannot be both. (Mar 2019)
  • Breaking up big internet companies is doable and necessary. (Mar 2019)
  • Breakup online monopolies; wealth shouldn't be concentrated. (Mar 2019)
  • Proposes new federal limits for corporations. (Sep 2018)
  • Banks are larger now than when "Too Big To Fail" in 2008. (Apr 2014)
  • Government regulation makes capitalism work. (Sep 2012)
  • Small businesses need a level playing field. (Sep 2011)
  • Rated Deregulating banks encourages discriminatory practices. (Mar 2018)
  • Rated Reducing tax rates balloons federal deficit & cuts programs. (Nov 2017)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Bill Weld on Corporations
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice Pres.; former GOP MA Governor; 2020 GOP Presidential Challenger
Click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kanye West on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Marianne Williamson on Corporations
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 6 full quotes by Marianne Williamson OR click here for Marianne Williamson on other issues.
  • Make it illegal for CEOs to be paid with stock options. (Nov 2019)
  • Rise up against the false God of corporate economics. (Jul 2019)
  • Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut. (Jul 2019)
  • Giant corporations are a malfunction in society. (Jun 2019)
  • Repeal corporate tax cuts. (May 2019)
  • Corporate interests control the political process. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Corporations
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
Click here for 12 full quotes by Andrew Yang OR click here for Andrew Yang on other issues.
  • Anti-trust doesn't address issues of modern tech companies. (Nov 2019)
  • Set environmental standards for companies. (Sep 2019)
  • 0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. (Jul 2019)
  • Competition isn't always the answer, like for tech giants. (Jun 2019)
  • Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income. (Mar 2019)
  • Ran test-prep company, then sold it to bigger company. (Feb 2014)
  • Enlist entrepreneurs as mentors. (Feb 2014)
  • Send top people to startups, not financial services. (Feb 2014)
  • Economies recede after switch from making things to services. (Feb 2014)
  • Explore ideas on the side while working full-time job. (Feb 2014)
  • Venture for America: non-profit entrepreneurship support. (Feb 2014)
  • Start a company? More realistically "Join a team". (Feb 2014)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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