Statements about 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."
"In one year, (President Obama) provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world … into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1."
Says the United States has the "highest corporate tax rate in the world."
Says Mitt Romney’s investments created zero jobs.
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
"We have only one person on the (TVA) board, to my knowledge, who even has any corporate board experience."
"An April study found that about 70 percent of ads in this election cycle have been negative [due to SuperPACs], up from only 9 percent through the same period in 2008."
Says "millions of dollars in tax breaks" were paid for "by busting unions, cutting BadgerCare, and raising taxes on the poor and the middle class, thanks to Elizabeth Coggs' help."
"In 1950, corporations paid $3 in taxes for every $1 by a worker. Today, they pay 22 cents for every $1 by a worker."
"The Koch brothers alone gave twice as much money to Scott Walker as the total amount of money raised by Tom Barrett."
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
Says Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."
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