Filed under Corporations

Band of Rebels Signs

We have a number of old signs from the days we met on the street every Monday at noon. Anyone who wants to have some or all of these signs to use, reuse, or repurpose. The signs were donated to Metro Justice. Follow @Rebels_Band

Business groups fighting back in support of Common Core

ALBANY—Critics of the Common Core in New York have been winning the debate about the controversial education standards, but now they’ll face a counterattack backed by a considerable investment. High Achievement New York, a nonprofit coalition of mostly business groups, plans to launch a roughly $500,000 phone and digital advertising campaign over the next several … Continue reading »

The shocking numbers behind corporate welfare

by David Cay Johnston @DavidCayJ February 25, 2014 Boeing and its stockholders fly high on tax dollars Read the original article. State and local governments have awarded at least $110 billion in taxpayer subsidies to business, with 3 of every 4 dollars going to fewer than 1,000 big corporations, the most thorough analysis to date … Continue reading »

New Guardian Docs Show ALEC Misled Press, Public

Posted PR Watch by Brendan Fischer on December 04, 2013 Internal documents from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) published by The Guardian provide stunning insight into the inner workings of the “corporate bill mill” — and offer new evidence about how the group has continually misled reporters, the public, and even its own members. … Continue reading »

Oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Friend, There’s a global corporate coup happening right now. No, seriously. Transnational corporations are attempting to undermine our democracy on a scale we’ve never seen before—they’re literally rewriting our laws and regulations to find new ways to squeeze out a bit more profit. The important gains of progressive movements like ours will be threatened as … Continue reading »

Cuomo’s Tax “Reform” Commission Spells Trouble

No one really likes paying taxes and the current tax system certainly needs reform. Primarily, the tax system should return to being more progressive, i.e., tax rates should increase with income. Low income people should have low taxes and high income people should have high taxes with a graduated scale in between. That’s fair. The … Continue reading »

Bailed Out, Booted and Busted

From: We’re told that corporate executives get paid outrageous sums of money because they add value to the companies they work for. But a new video and report from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) show that this is far from accurate. Of the 500 highest-paid CEOs of the past 20 years, the report shows, … Continue reading »

Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court

This NY Times story draws on two important reports about the business bias in the current US Supreme Court. Minnesota Law Review Volume 97 Lead Piece, How Business Fares in the Supreme Court by Lee Epstein, William M. Landes, and Richard A. Posner New York University Law Review SIMPLIFIED PLEADING, MEANINGFUL DAYS IN COURT, AND … Continue reading »

How much federal tax do you pay?

Payroll Tax Social Security — If you are working you paid 4.2% of your gross pay in Social Security tax during 2012 because the Obama stimulus included a reduction of two percentage points  in Social Security. The 6.2% rate was restored at the beginning of 2013. Medicare — If you are working you paid 1.45% … Continue reading »

CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks

CEO Council Demands Cuts To Poor, Elderly While Reaping Billions In Government Contracts, Tax Breaks by Christina Wilkie and Ryan Grim The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed.The companies represented by executives working with the … Continue reading »

Corporate Welfare

There is a long story in the New York Times today, “As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price.” by Louise Story. “A Times investigation has examined and tallied thousands of local incentives granted nationwide and has found that states, counties and cities are giving up more than $80 billion each year to companies. … Continue reading »