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Mike Gravel on Corporations

Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)


Hold accountable war-profiteers like NBC and GE

[Cutting me out of the Drexel debate] is corporate censorship. It’s not just NBC. NBC is owned by General Electric, one of the war profiteers in this country. We have to hold them accountable. I will go at them where they live. Because it’s not fair for them to do what they’re doing. I have a voice. I may not have the millions of dollars that the other candidates have, but I don’t need millions of dollars to tell you the truth about what’s going on in this country.
Source: Protest about 2007 Democratic debate at Drexel University Oct 30, 2007

Leadership fails because US is run by corporate America

We are going downhill as a nation. We refuse to accept this. We’re stuck in triumphalism, thinking we’re the greatest in the world. Well, boy, start looking at educational statistics around the world and you’ll see we’re far from the greatest in the world, and we’re going downhill.

No, we are failing, and it’s our leadership that’s failing, and the American people, if they had the power to make laws in partnership with representative government, they could correct this.

But you can’t, since the country is run by corporate America, particularly the military-industrial complex, the medical-industrial complex, and we do nothing about it. Look at this election and it’s all money. Follow the money, and you’ll find out what you’re going to get in the way of leadership.

Source: Huffington Post Mash-Up: 2007 Democratic on-line debate Sep 13, 2007

Corporate taxes just get passed on to consumers

Much demagoguery swirls around issues of taxation: