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The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« on: April 14, 2021, 10:46:43 PM »
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Re: The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2021, 06:09:13 AM »
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Basically, business leaders believe that it’s in the interest of society to have social harmony. The CEOs really care about these issues. Divisiveness in society is not in their interest—short term or long term. They don’t want angry communities; they don’t want fractious, finger-pointing workforces; they don’t want hostile customers; they don’t want confused and angry shareholders.

The political desire to use wedge issues to divide—which used to be fringe in the GOP—has become mainstream. State by state, party has taken that path. That is 100 percent at variance with what the business community wants. And that is a million times more important to them than how many dollars of taxes are paid here or there.

If [corporate tax rates] go from 34 percent to 27 percent instead of 22 percent, they’re way less concerned about that. There’s too much focus on taxes. On taxes, what we’re seeing is, in fact, CEOs are willing to concede. There’s a lot of ground there. You’ll get anywhere from [JPMorgan Chase CEO] Jamie Dimon and Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos saying, “We'll give a couple of dollars on tax.”
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They have different priorities [than the Republican Party seems to think]. They’re upset about the [anti-LGBTQ] “bathroom bills.” They’re upset about gun violence; hundreds of companies severed ties with the NRA or stopped dealing in semiautomatic weapons—from Walmart to Dick’s Sporting Goods. As we talk about “regulatory rollbacks” during the Trump administration, they were almost entirely EPA-directed; nobody was lobbying for that in corporate America. With the automakers, it became the entire industry fighting the [Trump-era] EPA, saying, “We like working with California. We think that in addition to what we’re doing with hybrids and [electric vehicles], we are pretty sure that we can get a 50-mile per gallon efficiency in the old-fashioned internal combustion engine. Don’t stop us.” So [Attorney General Bill] Barr was told to unleash the antitrust division to sue the auto industry for conspiring in [agreeing to stricter environmental standards]. It was ridiculous.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/15/republican-party-big-business-georgia-voting-rights-conservative-481978

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Re: The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2021, 09:46:41 PM »
corporations are good people.
"a lot of political rhetoric is picking a slice of "elites" and positioning yourselves against them."

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Re: The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 11:11:23 PM »
The best of us
Hyperbolic partisan duplicitous hypocrite

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2021, 04:42:52 AM »
One of the primary mouthpieces of Corporatist Democrat Nation, owned by the pinnacle of corporatism.   Gives a voice to the defense-industrial complex to speak against ending perpetual war.

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No word if Liz Cheney and ProgFascist Perpetual War Lovers are going to propose denying the funding of pulling out of Afghanistan . Like they did less than a year ago.

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Re: The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2021, 07:10:04 PM »
Maybe putting it in this thread is pushing it, but lol on the follow up tweet

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Re: The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 07:45:56 AM »
AstraZeneca-Alexion merger barely draws a breath from Biden’s FTC.  Cheap money from the Fed, liquidity out the butt in the market.   

It’s a Big (insert industry) field day of consolidation in the marketplace.

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The thread to discuss corporatist Democrats
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 08:02:42 PM »
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