Statements about Corporations

Says Democratic recall opponent Mahlon Mitchell sent a letter "encouraging folks to boycott more than 100 companies."

"The United States already has the highest corporate tax rate in the world."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as  "tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in China."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "half a billion to an electric car company that created hundreds of jobs in Finland."

Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."

Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."

"The number of new businesses started per year has dropped by 100,000 during this president’s term."

"General Motors is the largest corporation in the world again."

Last year, "Exxon pocketed nearly $4.7 million every hour."

Giant companies like Toyota will not locate in a state that has not passed a right-to-work law

Says that Rick Santorum "voted for the unions over FedEx."

"The governor is trying to take credit for recent actions taken by these companies. The problem is that for all three companies, the decision to move or stay in New Jersey happened before Chris Christie became governor."  

"Federal, state and local governments have subsidized the production of the Volt to the tune of estimates between $50,000 and $250,000 per vehicle sold."

Says Wisconsin Democrats during the previous administration adopted "double-digit tax increases."

"While Romney was a director of the Damon Corporation, the company was defrauding Medicare of millions."

"The top 10 most well-paid CEOs in America received a combined $770 million in 2010, while the average American worker’s wage rose just 2 percent."

Says he lived up to a 2008 promise when he "closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas."

"We have the second highest corporate tax rate among our trading partners."

Solyndra "had robots that whistled Disney songs. I'm not kidding."

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