Marianne Williamson on Corporations

Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger


Increase protections for corporate whistleblowers

Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website Marianne2024.com , Jun 6, 2023

Government has become a handmaiden to a new corporate order

When the Supreme Court granted to companies the preposterous notion of "corporate personhood," billions and even trillions of dollars started flowing in the direction of a system deeming itself responsible only to its stockholders. Its complete disregard for the welfare of the least advantaged and the least powerful among us--even of the planet itself--became inevitable. For all intents and purposes, our government has become a handmaiden to a new corporate order.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website Marianne2024.com , Jun 6, 2023

Make it illegal for CEOs to be paid with stock options

Williamson supports a wealth tax and a return to a 70 percent top-bracket income tax. She said she wants to "make it illegal for CEOs to be paid with stock options," considers herself "the first presidential candidate to advocate for reparations" for slavery and believes "strong unions make America strong by reducing wealth inequality."
Source: The Nation magazine on 2019 Democratic primary , Nov 19, 2019

Rise up against the false God of corporate economics

Now it is time for a generation of Americans to rise up again, for an amoral economic system has turned short-term profits for huge multi-national corporations into a false god. And this new false god takes precedence over the safety and the health and the well-being of we the American people and the people of the world and the planet on which we live.
Source: July Democratic Primary debate (first night in Detroit) , Jul 30, 2019

Reverse the 2017 corporate income tax cut

Williamson on Corporate Income Taxes: Reverse the 2017 corporate cut.

TWO CANDIDATES HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS: Kirsten Gillibrand; Kamala Harris.

Some candidates, such as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and author Marianne Williamson, say they want to get rid of the 2017 cut entirely.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand supports a 0.1% tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and derivatives. Author Marianne Williamson wants to eliminate preferential tax treatment of exchange traded funds.

Source: Politico "2020Dems on the Issues" , Jul 17, 2019

Giant corporations are a malfunction in society

Q: Should tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google be broken up?

A: "Giantism is a malfunction in the body, and giantism is a malfunction in society."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

Repeal corporate tax cuts

ECONOMY/TRADE: Increase minimum wage by region, repeal corporate tax cuts in 2017 tax law.

Williamson has put forward a four-step plan to reduce income inequality. It includes providing cash relief through a universal basic income; creating jobs through Green New Deal legislation; boosting government funding for early education and caregiving; and introducing a universal savings program. Williamson has proposed paying for the plan by rolling back tax cuts to the wealthy and big businesses.

Source: PBS News Hour 2019 coverage of 2020 Democratic primary , May 13, 2019

Corporate interests control the political process

Corporate interests--not the people of the United States--for all intents and purposes now own America.

Moneyed interests control the political process, routinely pouring so many millions of dollars into so many political campaigns as to have completely corrupted the process. This is not a secret anymore. The health and well-being of corporate structures are placed before the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Gargantuan economic concerns, whose financial interests are unabashedly placed ahead of the collective good, pour through the halls of our government like lava. We do not spend billions upon billions of dollars more to support certain industries than to support our children for any other reason than that organized business interests can afford highly paid lobbyists to make it happen, in both legal and illegal ways. The influence of money on the political process is a fast-growing cancer threatening to destroy our democracy.

Source: Healing the Soul of America, by Marianne Williamson, p.142-4 , Jul 24, 2018

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Joe "Exotic" Maldonado (Libertarian)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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