State of Georgia Archives: on Corporations

Rick Allen: Free enterprise is the fairest system

Q: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity?

Allen: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Georgia Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Andrew Hunt: Eliminate employment penalty taxes

Eliminating employment penalty taxes equally helps all employers--small, medium or large--in every location of Georgia. It also helps employees by making a tighter market place for employees, thus opening new career options--which can also be enhancement in compensation.

The Job Powerhouse program will be funded by cutting expenses and government, while receiving greater income from the expanding economy that it fosters. Expenses of having under-employed or unemployed are reduced; crimes and prisoners are fewer; and poverty and people needing financial aid are greatly reduced. With more jobs, the number of people paying taxes is increased. Without any increase in the tax rates Georgia will receive much more income in the form of sales tax due to increased commerce, and people and companies will have higher income, which will add to the tax income. By reducing state expenses and increasing its income, these employment tax structure changes can be implemented and maintain a balanced budget.

Source: 2014 Georgia gubernatorial campaign website, Aug 31, 2014

Amanda Swafford: FairTax avoids taxation of overseas corporate profit

When it comes to taxing profits US corporations earn overseas, Nunn and Perdue disagree; [but while] both candidates call for tax reform, it means different things to each of them.

Nunn wants to disallow corporate tax deductions for expenses incurred in closing plants to transfer production to other countries. Perdue is focused more on overall rate reductions. A Perdue spokesman stresses that the companies wouldn't have a reason to consider inversions [relocating abroad] if there were no tax in the first place. At the same time, he has joined other conservatives in support of the Fair Tax, a national sales tax to replace all income taxes, personal and corporate.

Libertarian nominee Amanda Swafford also sees the Fair Tax as a salvation. "The proper response isn't to ban inversions but to either enact the Fair Tax or move to a territorial system so companies can stay headquartered in America without facing a ridiculous tax surcharge on money made outside our country," she said.

Source: Morris News Service on 2014 Georgia Senate race Aug 8, 2014

David Perdue: Only about 10 Senators have any real business experience

Perdue has stressed his leadership at well-known corporations, including Sara Lee, Reebok and Dollar General. "There are only about 10 people in the Senate who have any real business experience," Perdue said during a recent campaign swing.

PolitiFact [questioned whether] with 100 members in the Senate, could only one in 10 senators have a background in business? In the 113th Congress, 27 senators identified "business" as their occupation. But some senators list more than one occupation, and senators may not have been practicing their listed profession immediately before they entered Congress.

As for Perdue, he is using a number that campaign researchers gleaned by going through the biographies of all 100 senators, said Perdue's spokesman, [counting] senators who worked in the corporate world or had responsibility for a company's profit and loss margins. "Some of the members' primary occupations are debatable, which is why we use the language 'about 10.' " We rate his statement Mostly True

Source: PolitiFact AdWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate debate Aug 4, 2014

David Perdue: End tax breaks & deals that outsource our jobs

Merkley is going up with a new ad focusing on his efforts to prevent companies from outsourcing jobs. Merkley speaks directly to the camera, describing his father working at a mill when he was growing up:

"As men and women clock in across the state, thousands of hands are building a stronger Oregon. But there are still special interests that want to give tax breaks to corporations that ship our jobs overseas," Merkley says.

"So I wrote a bill to make China play fair on trade, and I fought to end deals that outsource our jobs," he said.

The ad begins running in the Eugene market on Tuesday. The buy is "substantial," according to the campaign, which declined to further characterize the amount of money behind the ad.

Source: PolitiFact AdWatch on 2014 Georgia Senate debate Aug 4, 2014

Jim Martin: Work with Delta Air but also respond to middle class needs

I believe itís important for a Senator from Georgia to work closely with Delta and other corporations to make sure the federal government is responsive to their needs but middle class America is also struggling. We need to do something about the cost of gasoline and the lost home equity thatís occurring because of the foreclosure crisis. So sure the government needs to do something about Delta but also protect the needs of middle class Americans.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

Rand Knight: Invest in our communities, not in corporate subsidies

If we are willing to put our own people at risk while we give tax breaks and subsidies to the wealthiest corporations in the world, while we spend billions a day in the Middle East, then something is wrong. Weíve got to invest in our own communities. We need a revenue base to take care of our police and fire fighters. We canít just invest in the wealthiest one percent in the country without taking a look at the people on the ground and their safety.
Source: Georgia 2008 Democratic Senate Primary Debate Jun 30, 2008

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