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Joe Biden on Corporations
Outgoing Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • 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)
Jeb Bush on Corporations
Former Republican FL Governor
Click here for 12 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Hedge fund managers should pay taxes the same as others. (Feb 2016)
  • We need to lower rates for small business AND big business. (Oct 2015)
  • Free-market, pro-development, pro-growth philosophy. (Oct 2014)
  • Stop rewarding portfolio Americans over paycheck Americans. (Oct 2013)
  • Champion enterprise zones and business deregulation. (Mar 2013)
  • Auto bailout was government intervening; bank bailout was ok. (Jun 2012)
  • Touchdown Jacksonville: Bring pro football to Florida. (Feb 2007)
  • $310M in stimulus money to start Scripps biotech facility. (Feb 2007)
  • Cutting taxes on job creators benefits everyone. (Feb 2007)
  • OpEd: Profited on Enron while FL lost $300M. (Jan 2007)
  • Repeal the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists. (Jun 2000)
  • Fight corporate welfare: snouts out of public trough. (Nov 1995)
Ben Carson on Corporations
Tea Party challenger in Republican primary
Click here for 3 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Smart bank regulation necessary to protect people. (Oct 2015)
  • Tithing teaches about not hoarding as capitalist greed. (Jan 2012)
  • Highest corporate tax rate causes highest national debt. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Corporations
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 36 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Make economy work for everyone, not just the powerful. (Oct 2016)
  • I voted to close corporate tax loopholes that Trump used. (Oct 2016)
  • Make wealthy pay their fair share; close corporate loopholes. (Sep 2016)
  • I voted for bill that saved the auto industry. (Mar 2016)
  • I warned corporations about wrecking the economy. (Feb 2016)
  • Every once in a while we have to save capitalism from itself. (Oct 2015)
  • OpEd: Disagrees with progressives on corporatism & military. (Dec 2014)
  • FactCheck: Pushed Wal-Mart for women managers & environment. (Jan 2008)
  • Bush defanged the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: Yes, Bush shrunk CPSC; but it shrank before Bush. (Dec 2007)
  • Stop bankruptcies to get rid of pension responsibilities. (Aug 2007)
  • Close lobbyists’ revolving door; end no-bid contracts. (Jun 2007)
  • 1976 Rose Law: Fought for industry against electric rate cut. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate lawyer at Rose Law while Bill was Attorney General. (Jun 2007)
  • Corporate elite treat working-class America as invisible. (Apr 2007)
  • Companies get rewarded with hard-working people left hanging. (Mar 2007)
  • 1980s: Loved Wal-Mart's "Buy America" program. (Jun 2004)
  • 1970s: Potential conflict of interest when GM sued Arkansas. (Nov 1997)
  • Businesses play social role in US; gov’t oversight required. (Sep 1996)
  • Family-friendly work policies are good for business. (Sep 1996)
  • Serving on boards provides ties but requires defending too. (Aug 1993)

    Financial Reform

  • Agrees that Wall Street and banks cannot get too powerful. (Feb 2016)
  • It's not just Wall Street; it's Big Pharma too. (Feb 2016)
  • Monied interests spending money to defeat me. (Feb 2016)
  • FactCheck: Yes, hedge-fund billionaires run ads against her. (Dec 2015)
  • AIG & Lehman were not big banks; we needed to bail them out. (Nov 2015)
  • Let bank regulators send bank executives to jail. (Oct 2015)
  • Investigate "shadow banks" and break up big banks. (Oct 2015)
  • World Bank should impose rules on sovereign wealth funds. (Jan 2008)
  • Outraged at CEO compensation. (Oct 2007)
  • Enough with corporate welfare; enough with golden parachutes. (Jun 2007)
  • Angry at unacceptable acquiescence to greed in the 1980s. (Jun 1994)

    Voting Record

  • Take back $55B in Bush’s industry give-aways. (Apr 2008)
  • Voted YES on repealing tax subsidy for companies which move US jobs offshore. (Mar 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 35% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Ted Cruz on Corporations
Republican Texas Senator
Click here for 4 full quotes by Ted Cruz OR click here for Ted Cruz on other issues.
  • End sugar subsidies and corporate welfare. (Nov 2015)
  • Business flat tax of 16%; big business same as small. (Oct 2015)
  • Slash corporate tax rates to 15 percent. (Mar 2015)
  • Get senseless obstacles from Washington out of the way. (Jan 2015)
Carly Fiorina on Corporations
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
Click here for 14 full quotes by Carly Fiorina OR click here for Carly Fiorina on other issues.
  • Crony capitalism is alive and well, and leads to socialism. (Oct 2015)
  • At HP, I made tough calls in tough times. (Oct 2015)
  • I got fired because I challenged the status quo. (Sep 2015)
  • US should uplift small businesses, not crony capitalism. (Jul 2015)
  • Crony capitalism is alive and well: focus on small business. (Mar 2015)
  • As CEO, laid off 30,000 workers but doubled size of company. (Mar 2015)
  • Focus on supporting small family-owned businesses. (Dec 2009)
  • Favorite business author: philosopher Friedrich Hegel. (Sep 2007)
  • Change takes a critical mass, not 100% support. (Sep 2007)
  • Employees, customers, shareholders, public: all one audience. (Sep 2007)
  • Named "Most Powerful Businesswoman", but lists are bad idea. (Sep 2007)
  • Strike balance between preservation and reinvention. (Sep 2007)
  • Leaders are made, not born: so develop them. (Sep 2007)
  • If things are working, people don't need a leader's help. (Sep 2007)
Lindsey Graham on Corporations
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (SC-3)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Lindsey Graham OR click here for Lindsey Graham on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Hero of the taxpayer & guardian of small business. (Mar 2014)
  • 1997: Created trucking logistics company with 100 employees. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted NO 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 Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Huckabee on Corporations
Former Republican AR Governor
Click here for 9 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • Stop punishing manufacturing; stop punishing work. (Nov 2015)
  • Wall Street executives should have gone to jail in 2008. (Oct 2015)
  • Fight the Wall-Street-to-Washington axis of power. (Aug 2015)
  • Axis of evil exists between Washington and Wall Street. (Dec 2013)
  • Corporate taxes are stupid; they just get embedded in prices. (Nov 2008)
  • Regulations burden small business more than large companies. (Nov 2008)
  • 80% of all jobs in this country come from small business. (Jan 2008)
  • Wal-Mart is case study in genius of American marketplace. (Jan 2007)
  • Consumerism is addictive but tranquility is immaterial. (Oct 2000)
Bobby Jindal on Corporations
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • We all want to get rid of death tax & reduce power of IRS. (Nov 2015)
  • Get rid of both corporate tax and corporate welfare. (Oct 2015)
  • Eliminated burdensome business taxes. (Apr 2013)
  • We paid companies, via loopholes, to not pay corporate tax. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
Gary Johnson on Corporations
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 7 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Zero corporate tax would create tens of millions of jobs. (Jun 2016)
  • Eliminate double taxation embodied in business income taxes. (Jan 2016)
  • Built Big J Enterprises into leading construction company. (Aug 2012)
  • Visited Occupy Wall Street; we need radical surgery. (Feb 2012)
  • Started a one-man handyman business; grew it to 1,000 people. (Sep 2011)
  • Eliminate corporate income tax as real way to create jobs. (Jun 2011)
  • Lower the tax burden; eliminate corporate tax. (May 2011)
Tim Kaine on Corporations
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Tim Kaine OR click here for Tim Kaine on other issues.
  • Close some gaping loopholes that advantage big corporations. (Jul 2016)
  • Protect banking industry's ability to serve consumers. (Jul 2016)
  • Fix the tax code to help businesses without lobbying clout. (Jul 2013)
  • Auto industry is back; manufacturers are hiring again. (Sep 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
John Kasich on Corporations
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 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)
Evan McMullin on Corporations
Conservative independent challenger
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    No stance on record.
Martin O`Malley on Corporations
Democratic Former Governor of Maryland
Click here for 7 full quotes by Martin O`Malley OR click here for Martin O`Malley on other issues.
  • It's crony capitalism to bail out banks for bad bets. (Nov 2015)
  • Separate casino banks from good ones: support Glass-Steagall. (Oct 2015)
  • Income gap growing due to concentration of corporate power. (May 2015)
  • Break up too-big-to-fail banks before they break us. (Apr 2015)
  • Change Maryland's anti-business attitude. (Feb 2015)
  • Repeal personal property tax on small business. (Feb 2015)
  • Maryland is #1 in businesses owned by women. (Jan 2014)
Barack Obama on Corporations
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 48 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • 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

  • 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)
Sarah Palin on Corporations
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 7 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • I fought against crony capitalism as governor. (Nov 2010)
  • Adopt a pro-market agenda that invites competition. (Feb 2010)
  • Small businesses have to be brave enough to fail. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: No, Obama’s plan won’t tax millions of businesses. (Oct 2008)
  • Wall Street violated public trust & caused mortgage crisis. (Sep 2008)
  • Governor must act as effective CEO on behalf of Alaskans. (Nov 2006)
  • Encourage small business growth by reducing business taxes. (Nov 2006)
Rand Paul on Corporations
Republican Kentucky Senator
Click here for 9 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • No safety net cuts until corporate welfare is all cut. (Jan 2015)
  • Most small businesses fail, & government often picks wrong. (Jan 2014)
  • Cut corporate tax in half to create millions of jobs. (Feb 2013)
  • Kelo decision was dangerous landmark in US law. (Sep 2012)
  • Punishing the rich means the poor lose their jobs. (Aug 2012)
  • Obama's "You didn't build that" insults American workers. (Aug 2012)
  • Stop subsidizing profitable large multinational corporations. (Mar 2012)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Mike Pence on Corporations
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 12 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • 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)
Rick Perry on Corporations
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Lowering corporate tax rate 10% increase wages by 10%. (Jun 2015)
  • Capitalism creates jobs; vulture capitalism kills jobs. (Jan 2012)
  • Reduce business' tax burden & regulatory climate. (Sep 2011)
  • Free up small businessmen and -women to risk capital. (Sep 2011)
  • Texas is the land of freedom from over-regulation. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Says don't pick winners & losers; but doles out $250M. (Oct 2005)
Marco Rubio on Corporations
Republican Florida Senator
Click here for 18 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • Big corporations gave out bonuses instead of reinvesting. (Apr 2018)
  • Regulations favor big banks because small ones can't keep up. (Nov 2015)
  • Big companies influence government; small businesses can't. (Aug 2015)
  • Cut corporate tax rate to 25%. (Apr 2015)
  • The banks caused the mortgage crisis and we bailed them out. (Mar 2013)
  • Lower corporate tax rate; it's the highest in the world. (Feb 2013)
  • Accused of rigging bidding process for Turnpike concessions. (Jun 2012)
  • End double-taxes: capital gains; dividends; & inheritance. (Jun 2012)
  • Antigambling, based on seeing "another side" as kid in Vegas. (Jun 2012)
  • 2004: Pushed $60M tax subsidy for Marlins baseball stadium. (Jun 2012)
  • Accused of sweetheart deal: $200K profit on sale of house. (Jun 2012)
  • AGREE Act: small business write-offs for capital purchases. (Jun 2012)
  • Most countries choose to have government run the economy. (Jan 2012)
  • Businesses need certainty to commit to hiring new workers. (Oct 2010)
  • Work across the aisle to make America more business-friendly. (Mar 2010)
  • Eliminate taxes on capital gains; lower corporate tax rates. (Feb 2010)
  • Loser pays, to discourage frivolous lawsuits. (Nov 2006)
  • Rated 14% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)
Bernie Sanders on Corporations
Democratic primry challenger; Socialist Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 46 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Too-Big-to-Fail means taxpayers insure megabanks. (Nov 2016)
  • Reform credit-rating agencies by separating from Wall Street. (Nov 2016)
  • Corporate Media threatens our democracy. (Nov 2016)
  • A few giant corporations own the media. (Nov 2016)
  • Let's create America that works for all, not handful on top. (Dec 2015)
  • If Teddy Roosevelt saw modern banks he'd say "break them up". (Nov 2015)
  • Fix estate tax so mega-rich pay their fair share. (Sep 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)
  • Americans want change: corporations get rich & people don't. (Sep 2014)
  • Investigate huge dairy processors for anti-trust violations. (Oct 2012)
  • Launch anti-trust investigation of Dean Foods. (Oct 2012)
  • 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

  • It is time to break up largest financial institutions. (Nov 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)

    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)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Rick Santorum on Corporations
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 15 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • No bailouts: I'm a capitalist, not a corporatist. (Nov 2015)
  • Make America #1 in manufacturing, to being back jobs. (Oct 2015)
  • Pro-worker Republican; only 10% of Americans own businesses. (Jan 2015)
  • People at the bottom get only a trickle from trickle-down. (Apr 2014)
  • Congressional attention curbed outrageous corporate abuses. (Apr 2014)
  • Reduce corporate tax to flat rate of 20%. (Apr 2014)
  • Small business pays more tax because big guys have loopholes. (Jan 2012)
  • Companies run into a stiff headwind called government. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut all corporate tax rates to zero. (Sep 2011)
  • Cut the corporate tax to zero, to create jobs. (Sep 2011)
  • Cut corporate tax rate to zero & jobs will come back. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Jill Stein on Corporations
Green Party presidential nominee; Former Challenger for MA Governor
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  • 80 billionaires own as much as the lower 50% of world. (Jan 2016)
  • Privatization is an enormous step backwards. (Jul 2015)
  • Break up "too-big-to-fail" banks. (Jun 2015)
  • Hillary is the Wal-Mart candidate. (Jun 2015)
  • Transaction tax of .03% on every Wall Street transaction. (Nov 2012)
  • Enormous bipartisan collaboration on deregulation. (Oct 2012)
  • Romney & Obama are both pro-1% big corporation. (Feb 2012)
  • Corporate elite richer than ever, but pay less tax than ever. (Jan 2012)
  • Record profits-with politicians' help--caused the recession. (Jan 2012)
  • Make all corporate tax subsidies transparent. (Jan 2012)
  • 1776 Revolution threw off corporate rule; it's creeping back. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on Corporations
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 29 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Business tax rate slashed from 35% to 21%. (Jan 2018)
  • US open for business: keep Carrier AC in Indiana. (Dec 2016)
  • Reducing taxes from 35% to 15% will be a job creator. (Sep 2016)
  • OpEd:Thinks you can punish business into doing what you want. (Mar 2016)
  • Get U.S. money back into U.S.: address corporate inversion. (Nov 2015)
  • 2002: Participated in development boom of Jersey City. (Apr 2012)
  • 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)
  • First real estate deal: 1,200-unit residential foreclosure. (Oct 2006)
  • Vulture lawyers look for businesses known to settle cases. (Oct 1997)
  • 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

  • I've used bankruptcy laws to do a great job for my companies. (Aug 2015)
  • Business is an acquired skill based on discipline & focus. (Apr 2010)
  • 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)
  • Recuperated from debt with hard work and intelligence. (Sep 2008)
  • How big you think determines how big a success you become. (Sep 2008)
  • Look below the daily news to identify big sweeping changes. (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)
  • Do your research, but then trust your instincts. (Oct 2006)
  • 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)
Scott Walker on Corporations
Republican Wisconsin Governor
Click here for 4 full quotes by Scott Walker OR click here for Scott Walker on other issues.
  • Put power into hands of job creators, and job growth results. (Nov 2014)
  • Put in place manufacturing/agriculture production tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • 300 rule changes from Small Business Regulatory Review. (Jan 2013)
  • Expand relocation & economic development tax credits. (Feb 2011)
James Webb on Corporations
Former Virginia Democratic Senator
Click here for 3 full quotes by James Webb OR click here for James Webb on other issues.
  • If you've got capital, you're feeling pretty good. (Oct 2014)
  • GOP puts corporate interests first; Dems put workers first. (Apr 2006)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
Bill Weld on Corporations
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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    No stance on record.


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