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Rick Weiland on Corporations

 


Stop sweetheart deals & government bailouts of big business

Big corporations have embedded themselves into our government, wasting our tax dollars with bloated contracts.

I'm running so that we can give a fair shake and an even playing field to every small business.

I'm running so that we can stop the waste in government, so that we can stop the sweetheart deals and the government bailouts of businesses that are 'too big to fail'. It's time for the everyday citizens to take back our country, and that is what my campaign will be about.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, rickweiland.com, "Priorities" , Oct 9, 2013

Immigration problem from profits from cheap immigrant labor

Weiland connected his immigration position into his campaign's populist theme. [In calling for border security and a path to citizenship at the same time, Weiland said], "That's really tied into our message of big money and its demand for profit. If corporate agriculture had been willing to pay Americans a fair wage instead of trying to make cheap profits off immigrant labor, there wouldn't ever have been an immigration problem."

Weiland called the Senate bill--which he supports--a "band-aid solution" and said a real fix would involve raising the minimum wage to stop employers from turning to immigrant labor for low costs, and harsh penalties such as prison time for people who employ undocumented workers.

Source: Argus Leader on 2014 South Dakota Senate race , Jun 30, 2013

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