State of South Carolina Archives: on Corporations


Mike Bloomberg: End forced arbitration, like I do in my companies

Q: Would you support a bill seeking to end forced arbitration of all employment disputes in the workplace?

BLOOMBERG: Yes. I can tell you, in my company, we do not force arbitration, period. We have never done it, certainly not going to start it. And I think that should be the standard for the entire country. If we did it, maybe some other big companies will do it, and maybe we can start a national trend, because I think the conduct that the #MeToo movement has exposed is really outrageous.

Source: CNN S.C. Town Hall on eve of 2020 primary Feb 26, 2020

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Issue isn't capitalism, but monopoly capitalism

Through an army of highly paid lobbyists and massive campaign contributions to elected officials, big business and corporate monopolies were able to exercise monopoly power, write and influence public policies in their interest The issue is not socialism versus capitalism, the issue is fair and open market capitalism versus monopoly capitalism. Our challenge is to limit monopoly power by controlling the concentration of economic and political power of big business and corporate monopolies.
Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

Gloria Bromell Tinubu: Break up monopolies, enact new antitrust laws

Source: 2020 S.C. Senate campaign website GloriaForUSSenate.com Feb 9, 2020

James Emerson Smith: Offer new businesses tax incentives to build in rural areas

When James Smith is governor, he will ensure our rural residents are equipped to compete in a technology-driven economy that is not restricted by their zip code. He will create new opportunities in rural areas by expanding internet access to rural communities, offering new tax incentives for new businesses seeking to revitalize distressed areas, and developing regional business incubators in regions across South Carolina.
Source: 2018 S.C. gubernatorial candidate website JamesSmith.com May 2, 2018

Thomas Ravenel: Crony capitalism is not true free market capitalism

Crony capitalism--our current system in which special interests line the campaign coffers of politicians such as Lindsey Graham in an effort to cut off competition from upstarts through government subsidies and increased regulation--is not true free market capitalism. A perfect example of such cronyism is the Export-Import bank, which serves as a slush fund, doling out taxpayer-guaranteed loans to a select few foreign corporations that then purchase goods from a select few American corporations. The benefits of these subsidies go overwhelmingly to the shareholders of those few companies and their top executives, not to the American people. This is not true capitalism, in which no such specialized subsidies exist. Cronyism is a command economic boondoggle benefiting a select few while leading to reduced competition and higher prices for the rest of us. Such government-funded schemes undermine the invisible hand of the free market and must end.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, RavenelForSenate.com Sep 1, 2014

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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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