Statements about Corporations
"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."
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."
"(GM and Chrysler) repaid their loans."
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."
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