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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Corporations

 

 


Our kids can't buy homes because of corporate accumulation

Q: As president, you would take the DoD spending cuts, this is primary to your economic plan, transfer that money into other things.

KENNEDY: Yeah, but I mean, that's not the only thing I want to do. I have a number of common sense programs that will begin restoring the middle class in this country.

Q: OK, what's another one?

KENNEDY: Well, one of the reasons that the price of housing has gone up and nobody can get a house anymore, people make an offer on a house and then somebody comes in with a cash offer-- they're big institutions like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street.

Q: Buying up hundreds of thousands of homes?

KENNEDY: Right. They're targeting single family homes. They're competing with our kids, and they have these big bank books so the cost of money and mortgages to them is minuscule. And our kids have to compete with them.

Q: Well, what do we do about it?

KENNEDY: You change the tax code to make it more difficult for large corporations to accumulate thousands of houses.

Source: CNBC "Last Call" interview with 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Aug 30, 2023

Rebuild industrial infrastructure and undo off-shoring

In a June interview on the "Breaking Points" podcast, Kennedy said that his "primary platform" on the economy would be cutting military spending and reinvesting that money into domestic spending and development.

"My primary platform is to cut the costs on the military," Kennedy said on the show. "Again, what we were told was a peace dividend after the collapse of the Soviet Union. We were going to cut our military budget from about $600 billion a year to $200 billion a year."

On his website, Kennedy lists rebuilding industrial infrastructure "ruined by forty years of off-shoring" among his top priorities, alongside "government assistance to the nation's most vulnerable."

Source: ABC Politics on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 21, 2023

Other candidates on Corporations: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on other issues:
2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Ryan Binkley (R-TX)
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)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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External Links about Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:
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