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Stacey Abrams on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Republican tax bill rigged the system against working class. (Feb 2019)
  • Invest in community businesses. (Aug 2017)
Michael Bennet on Corporations
Click here for 4 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • $300B lending fund for small business; plus $12B tax cut. (Aug 2010)
  • Restructured $3 billion in corporate debt at Anschutz. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated 71% by UFCW, indicating a mixed management/labor voting record. (May 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Joe Biden on Corporations
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • 1972 Senate race: Opposed capital gains tax cut. (Oct 2017)
  • Quit corporate law firm rather than help big business. (Oct 2017)
  • 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)
Mike Bloomberg on Corporations
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Business have big cash reserves & need no tax cuts. (Dec 2017)
  • Reduce 35% corporate tax by eliminating loopholes. (Dec 2017)
  • Rezoning old manufacturing sites led to construction boom. (Sep 2010)
  • Wooed Goldman Sachs to NYC with $1.65 billion in tax breaks. (Oct 2005)
  • Built up a $1.3B company from scratch over 20 years. (Aug 2001)
  • Given $10M upon being fired from Salomon Brothers in 1981. (Aug 2001)
Cory Booker on Corporations
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 9 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • SOAR Act: $25M for Startup Opportunity Accelerator. (Sep 2014)
  • Lower corporate tax rate & close loopholes. (Jul 2014)
  • Government procurement should promote women-owned business. (Nov 2013)
  • Fund minority businesses with KIVA microloans. (Oct 2013)
  • Attacks on private equity "nauseating". (Aug 2013)
  • Corporate campaign donors also helped rebuild Newark. (Dec 2012)
  • Predatory lending & unchecked avarice destabilized economy. (Sep 2012)
  • Supports Women, Minority and Small Business Assistance. (Mar 2011)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Pete Buttigieg on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Julian Castro on Corporations
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  • Supported tax breaks to lure corporations. (Feb 2019)
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)
John Delaney on Corporations
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
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  • Raise corporate taxes to pay for infrastructure. (Feb 2019)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
Tulsi Gabbard on Corporations
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  • Small businesses are true job creators, not big corporations. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Supports tax incentives for job creation. (Sep 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Corporations
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Access to capital for small business will create jobs. (Oct 2010)
  • Nine years as Philip Morris defense counsel. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 83% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Mike Gravel on Corporations
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Use antitrust authority to break up large businesses. (Apr 2019)
  • Re-establish public banking services within post offices. (Apr 2019)
  • Democracy is gone when elections are commercialized. (Jan 2008)
  • Only natural persons should participate in politics. (Jan 2008)
  • Hold accountable war-profiteers like NBC and GE. (Oct 2007)
  • Leadership fails because US is run by corporate America. (Sep 2007)
  • Corporate taxes just get passed on to consumers. (Dec 2006)
  • Purpose of economy is to meet people’s needs, not business. (Jan 1972)
Kamala Harris on Corporations
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 3 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • New fees on banks and financial institutions. (Jan 2019)
  • Tough stance on mortgage lenders fell short. (Aug 2017)
  • Same rules must apply to everyone, including the wealthy. (Sep 2012)
John Hickenlooper on Corporations
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  • Fund $10M program to support rural business. (Jan 2018)
  • 5-year initiative to support startup businesses. (Jan 2018)
  • Colorado Blueprint: build a business friendly environment. (Jan 2014)
  • Regulatory impact statement on all new legislation. (Jan 2011)
Larry Hogan on Corporations
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  • Reduce the burden on job creators. (Nov 2014)
Jay Inslee on Corporations
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 37% by the US COC, indicating a mixed business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
John Kasich on Corporations
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 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)
Amy Klobuchar on Corporations
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • I helped avoid closing 28 profitable MN car dealerships. (Oct 2012)
  • Screen imports & ban lead in children's products. (Feb 2008)
  • Rated 86% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Seth Moulton on Corporations
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  • Eliminate tax loopholes that only benefit big corporations. (Sep 2014)
Beto O`Rourke on Corporations
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 3 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior. (Oct 2018)
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Mar 2013)
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)
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)
Tim Ryan on Corporations
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Rated 30% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Mar 2012)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Corporate political spending is not free speech. (Mar 2013)
Bernie Sanders on Corporations
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 54 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Economy is great, for those who get corporate stock buybacks. (Feb 2019)
  • Majority want tax on wealthy and regulation of Wall Street. (Feb 2019)
  • Americans in red OR blue states oppose enriching the top 1%. (Jul 2018)
  • Middle class needs tax breaks; top 1% does not. (Jan 2018)
  • 45% estate tax only for estates over $3.5 million. (Aug 2017)
  • Regulate derivatives like the high-stakes wagers they are. (Aug 2017)
  • 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)
  • Great Recession caused by Wall Street greed & recklessness. (Jul 2016)
  • Disallow stashing corporate profits overseas to avoid taxes. (Jul 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)
Howard Schultz on Corporations
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by Howard Schultz OR click here for Howard Schultz on other issues.
  • American Dream can't be accessible only in right zip code. (Jun 2018)
  • Support worthy causes in countries where our coffee is grown. (Jan 1999)
  • Build a big business on small business values. (Jan 1999)
  • People worry that national chains homogenize neighborhoods. (Jan 1999)
Eric Swalwell on Corporations
Click here for 2 full quotes by Eric Swalwell OR click here for Eric Swalwell on other issues.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Reform bankruptcy to protect jobs and retirement. (Jan 2013)
Donald Trump on Corporations
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • FactCheck: No, steel & auto investments aren't skyrocketing. (Dec 2018)
  • 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)

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  • Attended Wharton but unimpressed by academic credentials. (Aug 2016)
  • 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)
Jesse Ventura on Corporations
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Unlimited secret cash from corporations influences elections. (Apr 2011)
  • Keeping fat cats in business deepened 2008 collapse. (Mar 2010)
  • 2008 bailouts were conspiracy to keep fat cats in business. (Mar 2010)
  • Media today: controlled by corporations & all about ratings. (Apr 2008)
  • We embraced China but not Cuba because Castro nationalized. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat Indian gambling monopoly same as MLB baseball monopoly. (Apr 2008)
Arvin Vohra on Corporations
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • End the Fed, to prevent irresponsible cash-negative business. (Feb 2018)
Elizabeth Warren on Corporations
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Proposes new federal limits for corporations. (Sep 2018)
  • Wants workers to choose 40% of corporate boards. (Aug 2018)
  • Trickle-down economics overturns FDR-defined system. (Apr 2017)
  • Trickle-down is a lie, and has been a lie for 37 years. (Apr 2017)
  • 2008: Should have broken up bailed-out banks. (Apr 2017)
  • I share the frustration of Occupy Wall Street. (Nov 2014)
  • In 1980s, cops were taken off the beat in financial services. (Apr 2014)
  • Banks are larger now than when "Too Big To Fail" in 2008. (Apr 2014)
  • 2010 Time cover story: The sheriff of Wall Street. (Apr 2014)
  • My gaffe: Created intellectual foundation for Occupy Wall St. (Apr 2014)
  • Corporations are not people; but system is rigged for them. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: negotiated insurance deal for asbestos victims. (Apr 2014)
  • FactCheck: Insurers should pay victims, plus future immunity. (Sep 2012)
  • People feel like the system is rigged, because it is. (Sep 2012)
  • Government regulation makes capitalism work. (Sep 2012)
  • Rebuild the middle class instead of CEO tax breaks. (Dec 2011)
  • Same rules for trillion-dollar institutions as rest of us. (Nov 2011)
  • Bankruptcies result from mishaps, not from gaming the system. (Sep 2011)
  • Plenty of people look out for billion dollar corporations. (Sep 2011)
  • Small businesses need a level playing field. (Sep 2011)
  • New regulatory regime to protect financial consumers. (Oct 2010)
  • Scourge of the banking industry, on behalf of consumers. (May 2010)
  • Businesses aren't guilty over bankruptcy; neither should you. (Oct 2007)
  • Apply consumer protection rules to banks. (Jul 2007)
  • Restrict corporate use of consumer mandatory arbitration. (Aug 2016)
Bill Weld on Corporations
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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    No stance on record.
Marianne Williamson on Corporations
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    No stance on record.
Andrew Yang on Corporations
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  • Same tax rate on capital gains as on earned income. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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