State of Texas Archives: on Corporations


MJ Hegar: Corporations & wealthy need to pay higher taxes

When asked if she supported another coronavirus relief stimulus package, Hegar said that she was worried that the reopening process is moving too hastily and might "cause more damages to small businesses," but did not directly say if she supported another stimulus. Hegar added that she was concerned about the national debt and believes that corporations and wealthy Americans need to pay higher taxes.
Source: The Texan on 2020 Texas Senate race Jun 8, 2020

Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez: Increase funding for Small Business Administration

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy. In Texas, small businesses represent over 99 percent of businesses and 45 percent of our workforce. As Senator, Cristina would ensure that Texas entrepreneurs can succeed by increasing funding for the Small Business Administration to provide access to low-interest loans and other programs to support aspiring business owners.
Source: 2020 Texas Senate campaign website CristinaForTexas.com Dec 19, 2019

Elizabeth Warren: Companies can be umpires or team-owners, but cannot be both

Fresh off her call to break up Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple, Elizabeth Warren packed the lion's den at the "Conversations on America's Future" weekend collab between SXSW and The Texas Tribune. The interviewer urged the employees of those companies to stand up so she could see them. "And then the drone will come and take your pictures," Warren quipped.

"My view on this is that it's like baseball. You can be an umpire, or own a team, but not both," she said of her approach to tech trust-busting. "So you can work for the platform, or for one of the teams, and you'll then compete with everyone else on the platform, and it'll be a lot more fun to work there." While much snorting and eye-rolling has accompanied Warren's nascent tech industrial policy--which would, to use a cogent local example, prevent Amazon from integrating its marketplace with Whole Foods--the senator may have indeed well-read the room by positioning herself as a friend of entrepreneurs and startup funders.

Source: Mike Clark-Madison, Texas Tribune on 2019 SXSW conference Mar 10, 2019

Beto O`Rourke: Protect consumers from predatory financial behavior

Q: Financial Regulation: Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Ted Cruz (R): Yes. Abolish CFPB. "Free consumers & small businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades. which stunt economic growth."

Beto O'Rourke (D): No. "Protecting consumers from predatory financial behavior & this country from another economic meltdown, should transcend politics."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Texas Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Ted Cruz: Free businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades

Q: Financial Regulation: Support cutbacks in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)?

Ted Cruz (R): Yes. Abolish CFPB. "Free consumers & small businesses from the CFPB's regulatory blockades. which stunt economic growth."

Beto O'Rourke (D): No. "Protecting consumers from predatory financial behavior & this country from another economic meltdown, should transcend politics."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Texas Senate race Oct 9, 2018

Sema Hernandez: Break the oligarchy protecting Wall Street instead of people

Don't sell out. Have a genuine platform that represents what you believe in, but also what the people want. Do not be a politician, be real. Don't use your family as a prop. At the end of the day it is you who are serving, not your family. And we must work together to break the oligarchy that controls our government through an agenda that protects Wall Street instead of the people.
Source: Twitter posting on 2020 Texas Senate race Mar 29, 2018

Sema Hernandez: Entitled millionaires are free-loading from us

Taxes are going up because a FEW entitled millionaires & billionaires are free loading from us, the working class. This is class warfare, the 1% divide us, scapegoat to deflect & distract us. #TaxTheRich #TexasPrimaries #ElectionDay
Source: Twitter posting on 2020 Texas Senate race Mar 6, 2018

Vicente Gonzalez: Cut bureaucratic red-tape that burdens job-creators

I will fight for good paying jobs to build our local economies and grow the middle class.
Source: 2016 Texas House campaign website VicenteGonzalez.com Nov 8, 2016

Greg Abbott: $2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax

I will reject any budget that does not include genuine tax relief to Texas employers and job creators. I will also insist on property tax reduction. It's time for property owners--not government--to truly own their property.

My plan calls for a $2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax and a $2.2 billion reduction in the property tax burden. My budget includes an appropriation that makes school districts whole for any tax revenue they might lose.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Texas Legislature Feb 17, 2015

Emily Sanchez: The Occupy Movement woke me up and gave me hope

I remember a time when I wanted nothing to do with politics and then the Occupy Movement was born. I can not deny that it woke me up and gave me hope. Here there were so many individuals with shared beliefs trying to make a dent in the system. It was the beginning and now I'm occupying the ballot. Be the change.

Three years ago a rebellion began in NYC--it spread across the country and was in 1400 cities in America. We occupied public parks and places to make a bold political statement-- that the country had been hijacked by special interests, lobbyists, and corporate welfare/windfall profits which fueled dark money and bought off elections. The economy never recovered (meaning average people lost big while big corporations did very well).

A new world is waiting for us but first we need to recognize it and then make it happen! May all the corruption, deaths, foul play, and downright dirty deeds fade away and may all good people unite for a better tomorrow!!

Source: 2014 Texas Senate campaign website on Facebook.com Sep 18, 2014

Brian Babin: Government regulations stymie entrepreneurship

Job Creation: I believe jobs are created by a thriving free enterprise system, not by the government. Indeed, our government has done much to stymie entrepreneurship. We must implement pro-growth policies to provide incentives for the creation and growth of businesses. This will create jobs and help regenerate our economy.

Regulation: Burdensome regulations must be reduced and reined in. Bureaucratic agencies are killing the economy and have usurped the powers of the Congress and states.

Source: 2014 Texas 36th House campaign website BabinForCongress.com Aug 31, 2014

David Alameel: Big corporations & executives should pay fair share in taxes

Source: 2014 Texas Senate campaign website May 15, 2014

David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government

At Friday's U.S. Senate debate between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, Dewhurst said, "I formed a business from scratch and built it up. Then I tried to take my business skills to Austin and we've created the very best economy in the entire country."

Cruz responded, "My record is one of spending a lifetime of fighting to defend the Constitution and winning on a national level."

Source: Kera North Texas News on 2012 Texas Senate debates Jun 25, 2012

David Dewhurst: I formed a business from scratch; bring that to government

At Friday's U.S. Senate debate between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, Dewhurst said, "I formed a business from scratch and built it up. Then I tried to take my business skills to Austin and we've created the very best economy in the entire country."

Cruz responded, "My record is one of spending a lifetime of fighting to defend the Constitution and winning on a national level."

Source: Kera North Texas News on 2012 Texas Senate debates Jun 25, 2012

David Alameel: Abandon Washington dependence on big money from Wall Street

Dr. Alameel is running for congress for one and one reason only! He wants to give back to his community and his country which gave him so much of God's blessings. He is concerned today about the direction of our nation and especially the mindless gridlock in Washington. He believes that it is time for Washington to abandon the dependence on big money from corporate and Wall Street money. The outdated political ideas and tactics which rely on big money and the blind obedience to one's own party is not in our national interest. It is time for us to put our country first and he will do just that. He is a man who will be steadfast in his commitment to a government of the people.
Source: 2012 Texas House campaign website, AlameelForCongress.com May 10, 2012

Tom Leppert: I'm a career businessman; I've actually created jobs

In his attempt to set himself apart from the other candidates, Leppert pitched his experience as a career businessman before entering politics. "I don't only talk about creating jobs and cutting spending, I've actually done it," the former Dallas mayor said.

Leppert suggested that Texans needed a senator who wasn't a career politician like Dewhurst, lacking in business experience like Cruz, or inexperienced holding elected office like James.

Source: Associated Press on ABC News on 2012 Texas Senate debate May 3, 2012

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