Statements about Corporations
"The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined."
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."
"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."
Economic Development Commission Executive Director Keith Stokes "sent me a letter and he said the taxpayers will never be on the hook for these bonds" for 38 Studios.
"New Jersey's governor cut $1.6 billion from public education while handing out $2.1 billion in corporate tax breaks, more than the entire previous decade."
"The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."
"No one knows who bought the [38 Studios] bonds. And there was some language put in the bond offer that they must remain anonymous."
Of six Rhode Island tax-credit programs worth about $35 million, "three companies got 90 percent of that -- CVS and two companies not even located in the state of Rhode Island."
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs."
AIG has fully repaid the federal government "plus a profit of more than $22 billion."
Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."
Says Walmart employees represent the largest group of Medicaid and food stamp recipients in many states, costing the taxpayer $1,000 per worker.
"Mitt Romney made over a hundred million dollars by shutting down (a Marion, Ind. paper) plant."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"Tommy Thompson made millions from corporations who outsource American jobs and now he's trying to lavish huge tax breaks on them."
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse "rewarded Wall Street executives with millions in bonuses."
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