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  • Corporations Join Droves Renouncing US Citizenship

    08/31/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 08/30/2014 | Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, InternationalMan.com
    Don’t be surprised to lose if you don’t make an effort at being competitive.And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.If that sounds like simple common sense, that’s because it is.But it’s also exactly what the US has been doing for years—enacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness.It’s like trying to get in shape for a marathon by going on an all-McDonald’s diet. (Speaking of McDonalds, check out this funny video spoof of what their commercials should really look like.)Here are two major reasons why the US is lagging in...
  • Government Pensions Make Big Bucks Off 'Corp Deserters'

    08/06/2014 7:02:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 08/06/2014 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    It’s not just fat cat hedge funds, banks or Wall Street investment companies that benefit when U.S. companies cut their tax bills by moving their headquarters overseas via mergers with foreign concerns. More than a dozen state government pension funds that run retirement accounts for government workers like teachers, cops and firemen own big chunks in these “corporate deserters,” too. Five U.S. companies merging with overseas concerns have big state government pension investments amounting to nearly $2 billion, based on data provided by Richard Peterson, senior director at S&P Capital IQ. But you don’t hear about government pension investments in...
  • Do Corporations Rule America?

    07/29/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/29/2014 | Christopher Chantrill
    I suppose it's natural that the average American believes that the Crash of 2008 was caused by greedy bankers and that the problem with health insurance is insurance company profits. After all, most Americans work for big companies, and they know that at any moment corporate security could appear at their cubicle to escort them to the exit. Employees know the power their bosses have over them; why shouldn't the bosses have the same power to work their will over politicians? Not only that, but politicians pose as the worker's friend. We'll protect you from the ravishings of your lascivious...
  • How to stop companies from deserting America before it’s too late

    07/25/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Fortune ^ | 07/24/2014 | Allan Sloan
    Sometimes even journalists get it right. My essay about companies incorporating overseas to dodge taxes, “Positively Un-American,” featured in our last issue, clearly struck a nerve. Since its publication, these corporate “inversions”—a euphemism for “desertions”—have taken on a life of their own. Barely a day seems to pass without a corporation announcing that it plans to leave the U.S. to save taxes but wants to continue having its business, its employees, its directors, and especially its top executives benefit from our rule of law, democratic system, and the other great things that make America America. It just doesn’t want to...
  • Big Corporations Have An OVERWHELMING Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

    07/20/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog ^ | July 14, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    From our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way. Right now there are more than 313 million people living in the United States, and the job of feeding all of those people is almost entirely in the hands of just a few dozen monolithic companies. If you do not like how our food is produced or you don't believe that it is healthy enough, it isn't very hard to figure out who is to blame. These mammoth corporations are not in business to look out for...
  • The other side of the Hobby Lobby decision: Are corporations considered persons?

    07/02/2014 12:16:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The team here has had plenty of great coverage since the Hobby Lobby decision came down, but there are still elements of not only the court case, but the highly vocal opposition to it which leave me puzzled. There has been plenty of analysis regarding the religious freedom aspect of the case, particularly from Ed, and that is certainly an important facet of the discussion. But I find myself even more perplexed by the arguments I’ve been seeing regarding the nature of personhood vis-à-vis corporations and how they shouldn’t be eligible for the various assurances found in the bill...
  • At Walgreen, renouncing corporate citizenship

    07/01/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The New York Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    A little less than two years ago, Gregory D. Wasson, the chief executive of Walgreen, sought a series of tax breaks from Illinois, where his company is based. “We are proud of our Illinois heritage,” he said at the time. “Just as our stores and pharmacies are health and daily living anchors for the communities we serve, we as a company are now recommitted to serving as an economic anchor for northeastern Illinois.” The state gave Walgreen $46 million in corporate income tax credits over 10 years in exchange for a pledge to create 500 jobs and invest in upgrading...
  • Study: Michelle Obama anti-fat group treats obese as 'idiots'

    06/11/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2014 | Paul Bedard (Washington Secrets)
    Two major national anti-obesity campaigns supported by first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton treat overweight Americans as “idiots” too dumb to figure out what's good for them, according to a new academic study.Worse, said the study from a George Washington University professor, the Obama-backed Partnership for a Healthier America and Clinton supported Alliance for a Healthier Generation blame consumers and not the makers of unhealthy food for the obesity epidemic.“I found that these organizations might more appropriately be called the ‘Partnership for a Healthier Bottom Line,' ” said associate sociologist professor Ivy Ken in the influential academic journal...
  • American Companies Think The Unthinkable — Leaving The U.S.

    04/15/2014 5:23:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/15/2014
    Walgreen, America's venerable drug-store chain, is thinking the unthinkable: relocating to Europe. Not because it sees growth and opportunity there, but because of onerous taxes here in the U.S. It's an ominous trend. The Financial Times of London calls it "one of the largest tax inversions ever." That is, a company seeking to avoid punitive taxes in one market by moving to another. No doubt the FT is right. And after its recent $16 billion takeover of Swiss-based Alliance Boots, it would be easy for Walgreen to remake itself as a Swiss company. If it did, the Democratic Party's liberals...
  • Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit

    04/14/2014 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4/14/14 (I think) | Ed Hammond
    OK it's not Walmart, but it's a serious issue nevertheless. America needs to keep, start, build and GROW global companies right here in America. Stop this nonsense.
  • The State Tax Grab

    02/08/2014 6:07:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    City Journal ^ | Feb 8 | STEVEN MALANGA
    New Jersey’s shakedown tactics have spread. California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nebraska, and Virginia have been among the states named in congressional testimony for trying to levy corporate taxes on firms whose only substantial connection is a visiting truck. In one typical case, when a small Milwaukee transportation firm, LTL Trucking, answered a Nebraska tax questionnaire by acknowledging that its trucks had driven through the state in recent years, it received a back-tax bill of $1,321, despite having no inventory, customers, or sales there. Manufacturers delivering products to customers in locations where the firms don’t otherwise operate have found...
  • The State Tax Grab

    02/08/2014 5:29:06 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2014 | Steven Malanga
    Cash-hungry governments are shaking down nonresident businesses and workers.Revenue-hunting states have lately gone beyond raising their own taxes; now they’re trying to shake down firms and workers in other states. Stretching the limits of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause to the breaking point, local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks simply passing through their jurisdiction, refusing to release them until the firms that dispatched them fork over corporate income taxes. Finance departments have slapped out-of-state businesses with bills for thousands of dollars in corporate back taxes, based on little more than a single worker visiting the state sometime during the...
  • Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly since 2000

    01/30/2014 5:18:22 AM PST · by thackney · 11 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 29, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
    U.S. refining capacity increased since 2000 as capacity additions outpaced the loss of capacity from three major refinery closures. Yet the number of refineries and companies both declined over the same period, as the concentration of refining capacity among the top five companies increased from 38% in 2000 to 44% in 2013. Ownership of U.S. refinery capacity changed substantially in recent years, notwithstanding relatively slow changes in refinery capacity and the number of companies involved in the refining sector. An examination of company-level information and transactional data since 2000 shows both consolidation and dispersion. Almost 40% of large refiners (i.e.,...
  • Congressional Extortion

    01/12/2014 8:56:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Some of the world’s most famous people became such by challenging conventional wisdom. Who does not know the name Galileo? He was scorned as a heretic in his day. Or what American does not know of Jonas Salk, who developed a nonconventional process and saved the world from the dreaded polio disease. Now comes along a man challenging conventional wisdom. The subject is not as lofty as curing polio or defining the center of the universe, but it challenges an accepted orthodoxy that has been beaten into our brains for decades. Though campaign finance reform dates back to 1867 when...
  • Companies Say Goodbye to the 'Burbs

    12/06/2013 2:37:32 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06Dec13 | Lauren Weber
    When Motorola Mobility lined up a Silicon Valley candidate a few months ago for a VP-level role, the phone maker was hopeful he'd accept. After all, the company offered the chance to develop products at a subsidiary of Google Inc. The engineer declined. His reason: the prospect of relocating to Libertyville, Ill., about 35 miles from downtown Chicago, said Scott Sullivan, Motorola's head of human resources.
  • Challenging the Culture of Death [Partial corporate boycott list re: givers to Planned Parenthood]

    11/26/2013 7:34:59 PM PST · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Life Decisions International (LDI) brings together many of North America's leading experts for its primary mission of challenging the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood worldwide. SNIP LIFE DECISIONS INTERNATIONAL HAS BEEN FAITHFULLY SERVING THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS (AND WE PRAY THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS). Corporate Funding Project (CPF) Join The Boycott!Help fight Planned Parenthood by refusing to do business with corporations that fund its deadly agenda. Did you know that the following corporations are boycott targets? Pernod Ricard (alcoholic beverages, including Absolute, Ballantine's, Beefeater, Bancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Chivas Regal, G.H....
  • Obama courting CEOs on immigration widens conservative split, raises issue of corporate motives

    11/10/2013 5:41:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 10, 2013
    POLITICS Obama courting CEOs on immigration widens conservative split, raises issue of corporate motives Published November 10, 2013 FoxNews.com President Obama's courting of top U.S. executives this week to help get the Republican-controlled House to pass immigration reform is furthering the divide among conservatives, with a top GOP senator and others suggesting corporate America is lending its support with hopes of getting more access to low-cost immigrant labor. The president said before the White House meeting Tuesday that he and others who support comprehensive immigration reform passed in the Senate know the “politics are challenging” in the House and that...
  • Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Oct 7 - Oct. 11 edition)

    10/07/2013 3:49:28 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 53 replies
    Weekly Investment & Finance Thread ^ | October 7, 2013 | Freeper Investors
    This is the Weekly Investment & Finance Thread (Oct 7 - Oct. 11 edition)----  Trying to focus on the markets for today and each day and the economic news This is where you can exchange some investment opinions and advice If you see another FR economic thread you like and want to link to it here, please doPost your favorite economic site links. Your favorite economic blogs and precious metals blogs and sitesPing list -- on or off let me know here or via freep-mail. If I missed you then Freep-mail me I might ping you to other interesting economic threads a...
  • Corporate Profits Decline: Time For A Celebration?

    09/01/2013 5:13:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Austin Hill
    “Corporate Profits Lose Steam.” That was the headline atop a recent Wall Street Journal article. For those that become indignant about highly successful and profitable corporations, this should be really great news – right? But nobody is celebrating. In fact, the sagging profits reports of the past several weeks are thought to be such a bad thing that some believe they have brought about the downward shifts on the stock market as of late (could it be that the business uncertainty caused by our U.S. government could be the problem on Wall Street instead?). Companies as diverse as Krispy...
  • Conservative conference draws lawmakers, picketers (ALEC)

    08/08/2013 3:39:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2013 5:34 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives are gathering this week for conference that could shape a new wave of Republican legislation in state capitols pushing for deeper tax cuts, limits on union powers and a private-sector makeover for government Medicaid programs. Attendees at the American Legislative Exchange Council were countered Thursday by a roughly equal number of protesters upset by the close ties between big businesses and lawmakers. … The conservative organization’s 40th annual meeting comes as it is experiencing increased influence due to a growth in Republican-led legislatures and enhanced opposition from liberal-leaning groups that have...
  • Putin Goes After Global Cos Hiding Money Offshore

    06/20/2013 8:42:16 PM PDT · by KMR · 5 replies
    FORBES ^ | June 20, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Hello Russia news Freepers. Tired of all this talk about companies hiding money offshore and not paying taxes? If there is one man who can make some noise about this, it won't be Obama. It'll be Putin. He already is taking over from British PM David Cameron who first made overtures to the fact that offshoring was unfair.
  • Thousands Of Firms Trade Confidential Data With US Gov. In Exchange For Classified Intelligence

    06/14/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 6/14/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The rabbit hole just got deeper. A whole lot deeper. On Sunday we predicated that "there's one reason why the administration, James Clapper and the NSA should just keep their mouths shut as the PRISM-gate fallout escalates: with every incremental attempt to refute some previously unknown facet of the US Big Brother state, a new piece of previously unleaked information from the same intelligence organization now scrambling for damage control, emerges and exposes the brand new narrative as yet another lie, forcing even more lies, more retribution against sources, more journalist persecution and so on." And like a hole that...
  • Is Gen Y Loyal to Employers?

    06/12/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 30 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 6-11-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Do 20- and 30-somethings prefer a womb-to-tomb quasi-communist corporate culture like Japan, or do they prefer a less secure, more competitive, corporate culture of modern America? There was a time when Americans worked for a ...
  • Live Free or Move (To the Lowest Tax Location)

    05/29/2013 7:17:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | 05/29/2013 | Scott Beyer
    To listen to President Obama and the media, you would think America’s most pressing issues are gun control and immigration. But the issue that has plagued Obama from the start is job creation. Though unemployment has ticked down to 7.5 percent, the job numbers remain bleak when accounting for those underemployed or outside the workforce. Yet some areas of America are thriving, offering Obama a primer—if he wants it—for how to proceed. Consider the recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data on 2012 job growth for America’s 51 largest metropolitan regions. The data include a list of the top ten, which...
  • Obama Bagged $18 Million In Corporate, Special Interest Cash For Second Inauguration

    04/29/2013 1:40:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Wynston Hall
    Obama’s big money corporate donors included: AT&T--$4.6 million Microsoft--$2.1 million Boeing--$1 million Chevron--$1 million Genentech--$750,000 Deloitte--$500,000 FedEx--$500,000 Coca Cola--$430,000 Bank of America--$300,000 Xerox--$250,000 ExxonMobil--$250,000 Northrup Grumman--$100,000 Verizon--$100,000 Obama also hauled in $250,000 checks from each of the following unions: The International Association of Fire Fighters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the National Education Association.
  • Boeing CEO says 787 grounding didn't have big financial impact

    04/29/2013 11:48:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 29, 2013 | Gregory Karp
    Just days after Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was officially cleared to fly by U.S. regulators, Boeing CEO Jim McNerney said the plane's 100-day grounding did not and will not have a significant financial impact on the Chicago-based aircraft maker. McNerney, speaking after Chicago-based Boeing's annual meeting at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago on Monday, said some fixes are "big and huge and others are less financially impactful."
  • What are Benefit Corporations?

    03/31/2013 2:17:47 PM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | March 31, 2013 | Staff
    A Capitol follower who happened to be at a hearing on HB 2318 in Salem had their interest piqued when they heard Democrats pushing Benefit Corporations, and dancing around the questions being asked. A 2011 article in left-leaning The Nation magazine described Benefit Corporations as having “the purpose of making a ‘positive impact on society and the environment,’” “Benefit Corporations can’t be held liable by courts for failing to place profits over everything else. This is an important shift in law.”
  • SB 99: For Whose Benefit? (The latest, liberal Trojan Horse)

    03/20/2013 9:27:32 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Beaufort County Now ^ | 3/02/2013 | Brian Balfour
    the underlying premise of creating a "benefit corporation" is that traditional corporations and companies don't benefit the public. This notion, of course, is ludicrous. Over time, however, it would not be surprising if B-corporations begin to seek favored tax statuses as well.
  • Corporate crime and punishment

    03/15/2013 8:57:17 AM PDT · by IndePundit · 1 replies
    David Rivkin ^ | 3/15/2013 | David Rivkin and John Carney
    Two weeks ago, a unanimous Supreme Court rebuffed the Securities and Exchange Commission Gabelli v. SEC. The SEC maintained that its enforcement actions for fines under the Investment Advisers Act weren't subject to the five-year statute of limitations. This wasn't the first time the courts have pushed back a federal agency for overreaching. It won't be the last. But the SEC's audacity prompts a broader policy question: What good is accomplished by imposing monetary penalties on corporations, as the agency attempted to do in Gabelli? The answer is that when such penalties are sought by the government, they probably do...
  • Why Companies Aren't Getting the Employees They Need (companies deserve a lot of the blame too)

    03/14/2013 6:45:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/14/2013 | PETER CAPPELLI
    Everybody's heard the complaints about recruiting lately. Even with unemployment hovering around 9%, companies are grousing that they can't find skilled workers, and filling a job can take months of hunting. Employers are quick to lay blame. Schools aren't giving kids the right kind of training. The government isn't letting in enough high-skill immigrants. The list goes on and on. But I believe that the real culprits are the employers themselves. With an abundance of workers to choose from, employers are demanding more of job candidates than ever before. They want prospective workers to be able to fill a role...
  • Dozens of big U.S. companies to back gay marriage

    03/05/2013 4:54:36 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 126 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 26, 2013 | Roger Parloff
    On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple, Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that laws banning same-sex marriages, like California's ballot initiative Proposition 8, are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. According to a draft copy obtained by Fortune, the companies argue that such laws "send an unmistakeable signal that same-sex couples are in some way inferior to opposite-sex couples, a proposition that is anathema to amici's commitment to equality and fair treatment to all." At...
  • Abolish The Income Tax: You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away With Paying Zero Taxes

    02/24/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/21/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The federal income tax is a bad joke and it needs to be abolished. All over the nation, hard working American families are being absolutely crushed by oppressive levels of taxation, and our politicians are constantly coming up with new ways to extract money from all of us every single year. Meanwhile, many ultra-wealthy Americans and many of the most profitable corporations in the country pay little to nothing in taxes. In fact, as you will see below, there are dozens of very prominent corporations that make billions of dollars in profits and yet don't pay a dime in...
  • Boy Scouts Were Pressured by Corporate Sponsors to Change Policy on Gays

    01/30/2013 2:13:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Pressure from corporate sponsors may be the critical factor in a decision by the Boy Scouts of America to change policy to include homosexual scouts, volunteers and leaders. When a representative from BSA met with Frank Page, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, to discuss the proposed change, Page was told that BSA is "wilting under pressure from some of their corporate sponsors ...," Page explained in a statement to The Christian Post. The Human Rights Campaign, a pro-gay rights advocacy organization, told BSA's corporate sponsors that it would downgrade their "non-discrimination ratings" if they continued...
  • Inaugural donations from corporations: Not okay in 2009, totally cool in 2013

    01/21/2013 4:29:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Because accepting donations from those distasteful, money-grubbing corporations is just not acceptable --- except, you know, when you really need the money.In 2008/2009, President Obama’s inaugural committee (amidst much self-promoted fanfare, I might add) decided to buck precedent and announced that they would not be accepting corporate donations or individual donations in excess of $50k in a grandiose display of thwarting special interests.Now, of course, the situation is quite different --- worn-out donors and a still-"recovering" economy mean that the inaugural committee is totally okay with corporations and the wealthy possibly ingratiating themselves with Team Obama. It is what it...
  • The Obama Inauguration Brought To You By Corporations and Unions

    01/21/2013 8:35:27 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Obama's 2009 inauguration was bolstered by the feelings of "hope and change" that boosted the President to electoral victory. His official inauguration committee eschewed corporate donations back then, but times have changed dramatically. The Presidential Inauguration Committee set a goal of raising $50 million for Barack Obama's second inauguration, but have turned to big corporations and big labor unions in order to make it there. AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Microsoft and Coca-Cola are all on the official list of inauguration donors this year. Joining those corporations are the American Federation of Government Employees, the American Postal Workers Union, the...
  • How ‘Anodyne’ Communication Destroys Societal Trust

    01/11/2013 10:46:29 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 20 replies
    Playing The Devil's Advocate Blog ^ | January 9, 2013 | Blogger "dissention"
    A few months ago I went to an all expenses paid job interview in another city. The interview went well and I was one of the top 2-3 candidates. However I did not get the job, which is fine by me for reasons that I will mention later on in this post. I did however find the ‘rejection’ email interesting because it is one of the better examples of what passes for communication in the corporate environment today. Here is the name-redacted email..
  • Obama to take corporate cash for inauguration

    12/07/2012 10:28:58 AM PST · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    politico44 ^ | 12/2/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    But the sources say the new decision is driven by pragmatism: The president and his team just wrapped up the most expensive campaign in history — with costs topping $1 billion — and they’ve determined that their donors are simply tapped out. The cost of an Inauguration can run into the tens of millions. Obama spent $47 million in 2009. And raising that in a matter of six weeks is too difficult without throwing open the flood gates, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The inaugural fundraising team will be screening each corporate donation. Those determined to...
  • Democrats: Let's Ban Profits!

    09/06/2012 11:41:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 115 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | SchiffReport
    Peter Schiff speaks to mainstream DNC delegates who want to see a cap or ban on corporate profits.
  • Top 25 Most Difficult Companies To Interview; Consulting Firms Lead The Way

    09/01/2012 7:39:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Glassdoor ^ | 08/31/2012
    Some companies are notorious for using interview processes that bring you back to the days of your college entrance exams wrought with riddles, written tests, bizarre questions, and multiple rounds of group or in-person interviews. So which companies have the toughest interview processes out there? Glassdoor dug through more than 80,000 interview reviews shared over the past year to uncover the Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview. Company Interview Difficulty Rating Interview Experience: Positive Interview Experience: Negative Company Rating Company Rating McKinsey 3.9 62% 13% 4.1 Very Satisfied Boston Consulting 3.8 70% 10% 4.1 Very Satisfied Oliver Wyman 3.7...
  • Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights

    08/30/2012 12:01:02 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Obama Calls for Amendment Limiting Free-Speech Rights By Matt Cover August 30, 2012 (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama endorsed a constitutional amendment that would restrict the free-speech rights of political activist groups by overturning the Supreme Court decision in the landmark Citizens United v FEC case that granted First Amendment rights to corporations. “Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United,” Obama wrote during a question and answer session on the website Reddit on Wednesday. “Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of...
  • Rush: Senates are people

    07/16/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies
    Rush | July 16th
    Today Rush made a rather profound observation without even realizing it: RUSH: "Of course corporations are people. What else would they be? Buildings don't hire people." Duh. Really? Yeah, last time I interviewed with that building it didn't do me any good. I interviewed with that desk and I could not get a response whatsoever. Yeah, and then I went and I talked to the White House. And the White House put out a statement. The White House isn't people. It's just a building. If corporations aren't people, how the hell can the White House be people? How can Congress...
  • What 14 Corporations Would Look Like in Human Form

    07/07/2012 12:50:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Cracked ^ | July 7, 2012 | Cracked Readers
    Legally speaking, corporations have the same rights as people. We asked you to imagine if there was a real person who embodied everything we know about some of the biggest companies in the world. What would they look like, what job would they have, just how punchable could a human being possibly be?
  • General Mills boycott urged over marriage amendment stance

    06/27/2012 5:15:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-27-12 | julie forster
    Earlier this month General Mills came out in opposition to Minnesota's marriage amendment ballot measure. Now supporters of the proposed amendment have launched a boycott of General Mills, imploring consumers to dump their Cheerios, Yoplait, and the myriad other products the Golden Valley manufacturer makes and markets. The National Organization for Marriage said Tuesday, June 26, that it is initiating a protest of General Mills and has launched a website with an online petition in response to General Mills taking a public position on the amendment, which seeks to preserve Minnesota law that defines marriage as the union of a...
  • Which Corporations Profit from Food Stamps?(Big Banks and Corporations)

    06/16/2012 8:01:59 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    AllGov.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Vicki Baker
    In these tough economic times, millions of Americans have leaned heavily on food stamps. This government assistance program also has done well by some of the country’s biggest banks and corporations.   An investigation by the advocacy group Eat Drink Politics found banks and businesses have reaped multi-million-dollar contracts from the government to administer food stamp programs at the state level. Yet, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), doesn’t make public how much profit the banks and other businesses earn by acting as government agents for the program.   One significant beneficiary...
  • I Stand With ALEC (Fight Van Jones and the Left)

    06/05/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT · by 92nina · 3 replies
    I Stand With ALEC ^ | 2012-06-05 | ATR
    What is ALEC? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is dedicated to promoting Jeffersonian, free market principles. At ALEC, bi-partisan state legislators from every state come together to develop and share pro-growth, pro-jobs policies. Why Stand With ALEC? Obama's former "green jobs" czar and self-proclaimed communist, Van Jones, has partnered with George Soros and Big Labor to put pressure on state legislators and supportive companies to stop supporting ALEC and their free market agenda. How Can I Help? The left has already been successful in persuading several large corporations to leave the ALEC Private Enterprise Members. Send them, the remaining...
  • Rational People Fear Big Government, Not Big Business

    05/22/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5-22-12 | Dennis Prager
    You cannot understand the left if you do not understand that Leftism is a religion. It is not G0d-based (some Left-wing Christians' and Jews' claims notwithstanding), but otherwise it has every characteristic of a religion. The most blatant of those characteristics is dogma. People who believe in Leftism have as many dogmas as the most fundamentalist Christian. One of them is material equality as the preeminent moral goal. Another is the villainy of corporations. The bigger the corporation, the greater the villainy. Thus, instead of the devil, the left has Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Oil, the "military-industrial complex," and...
  • The Downfall of IBM

    04/29/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 107 replies
    BetaNews.com ^ | April 27, 2012 | Robert X. Cringely
    Reducing employees by more than three quarters in three years is a bold and difficult task. What will it leave behind? Who, under this plan, will still be a US IBM employee in 2015? Top management will remain, the sales organization will endure, as will employees working on US government contracts that require workers to be US citizens. Everyone else will be gone. Everyone.
  • Not Another Dime

    04/08/2012 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve sat by and watched progressives attack our liberties, our Constitution and our way of life for long enough. No more. For too long, conservatives have been content to sit on what we call the high ground while the Left racks up small victory after small victory until all we have left is the high ground under our butts. Enough. They go after Rush Limbaugh, and conservatives say, “This is an outrage,” but do nothing. The most extreme, racist left-wing groups contact advertisers and sponsors and pressure them to abandon shows and networks that made them. And too often –...
  • Was “Citizens United” an activist Supreme Court decision?

    03/09/2012 9:56:28 AM PST · by Chuckmorse · 16 replies
    A Whig Manifesto ^ | March 12, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The simple answer is no, the Citizens United decision was not an activist Supreme Court decision. The Citizens United decision upheld the principle that organized groups, whether they are corporations, unions, or for that matter groups such as the National Organization of Women, a corporation, have the right to engage in political speech and political activism in the form of supporting candidates and causes with money and in-kind support. Citizens United upheld the Constitutional principle of the right to assemble and to seek redress of grievances. By rendering their decision, the Supreme Court upheld the right of any group, which...
  • What is "control" of a corporation - 50% + 1 share, or plurality control? [vanity]

    03/02/2012 4:08:14 AM PST · by foreverfree · 8 replies · 104+ views
    foreverfree's curiosity | 3/2/12 | foreverfree
    This question has gnawed at my brain ever since someone stated on another board (one pertaining to the radio-TV industry) that "control" of a company consists of owning a plurality of shares, not a majority.Can FReepers help me with this (with something other than a Wiki link)? I never took an economics course.ff