State of Arkansas Archives: on Corporations


Leslie Rutledge: Stop private social media companies from censoring & banning

A proposed Arkansas bill stating to "promote Arkansas voices" and "combat cancel culture" has been introduced, which would target social media sites like Twitter and Facebook for "unfairly censoring or banning someone," according to Rutledge. "This legislation would allow everyone, no matter the circumstances to have an equal and fair opportunity to post online and if a social media giant does not comply, the company can be held accountable," Rutledge said.
Source: THV11 Digital on 2022 Arkansas Governor race Mar 4, 2021

Dan Whitfield: Close loopholes so corporations pay more than zero in taxes

Corporations are getting away with paying little to no taxes. Amazon, Fed Ex, and Netflix paid $0 in taxes last year. An estimated $21 trillion is floating around offshore bank accounts avoiding taxation. When we spend our money, we expect it to be taxed and come back into our communities, but it is instead going to offshore banks to build interest rather than building our economy. We need to close the loopholes that allow the rich to avoid paying their fair share.
Source: 2020 Arkansas Senate campaign website DanWhitCongress.us Nov 30, 2019

Jared Henderson: Give right tools to right people, & jobs will flourish

Henderson wants to stimulate wage growth and entrepreneurship. "I'm glad to see our unemployment rate so low, but wages are also low, and growth is minimal. And that is one thing that we need to focus on strongly." "There are people that have the work ethic, the initiative, and the passion to figure out what to do with a vacant store front on Main Street. What they don't have are the technical know-how, often times the relationships and the capital. We can do something about that."
Source: TB&P TalkBusiness.net on 2018 Arkansas Gubernatorial race Dec 31, 2017

Tom Cotton: AdWatch: Worked as management consultant, not in insurance

Voice-over for new Senate Majority PAC ad attacking Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor (D): "Before Congress, Cotton got paid handsomely working for insurance companies"

This attack ad attempts to connect the dots: Rep. Tom Cotton made a fortune working for insurance companies, the story goes, and so he would happily do their bidding as Republicans dismantle Medicare. The ad even helpfully provides an image of connected dots.

The problem is that these dots are phony. The core of the ad is that Cotton worked for insurance companies. Cotton worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Co., flitting from one industry to another; [the closest he came to insurance was] an assignment working for the Federal Housing Authority, to improve its service in providing insurance to lenders who finance apartment buildings.

As for Cotton's pay, he earned $85,000 from McKinsey in 2011. We will leave it to readers to decide if that means he was paid "handsomely."

Source: Washington Post AdWatch on 2014 Arkansas Senate race Apr 1, 2014

John Boozman: Tax cuts for higher income helps small business owners

The two disagreed over the tax cuts that were instituted under former President George W. Bush, with Lincoln calling for extending the cuts for low to moderate income taxpayers.

Lincoln, however, said that extending the tax cuts for the wealthy should only be done if it can be paid for. "The ultrawealthy, I do not think should receive that tax cut unless it is paid for in a responsible way, and that's an important thing we have Boozman said he supports extending all of the tax cuts and said that not extending them for the higher income taxpayers would hurt small business owners. "The last thing we need to do in this economy is raise expenses on small businesses, especially on small businesses that are making money," Boozman said. "That makes no sense at all."

Source: Associated Press coverage of 2010 Arkansas Senate debate Sep 10, 2010

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2020 Presidential contenders on Corporations:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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