Posts tagged ‘corporate welfare’

Thom Hartmann: I thought we voted for Democrats

by , posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

pf_pick_avatar_50 from The Big Picture, with Thom Hartmann (RT)

With just 13 days to go until America goes over the fiscal cliff – progressives across America are asking why President Obama chose to put Social Security cuts on the bargaining table. Why is the president letting Republicans hack away at Social Security – instead of presenting progressive solutions that can help us avoid the cliff?


The Epstein Report: State Subsidies to Attract Corporate Investment Should be Banned

by , posted on Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

from The Real News Network

The money thrown at corporations by states to invite investment is a boondoggle that should be ended by federal law.

Gerald Epstein is the Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

See also:

General Motors pushed hard for tax breaks in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. Some $200 million later, this is what remains,” b Louise Story, New York Times,December 1, 2012

Lines Blur as Texas Gives Industries a Bonanza,” by Louise Story, New York Times, December 2, 2012

Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part,” by Louise Story, New York Times, December 3, 2012


Grassroots Collaborative: Fulton on the River Action, Chicago, August 7th

by , posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2012 at 9:27 am

from the Grassroots Collaborative

Shut down the LaSalle Central TIF!


PDA-Chicago: Don’t Take Our Children’s Money!

by , posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 8:00 am

from PDA-Chicago

Join PDA Chicago as we stand with the Chicago Teachers Solidarity Campaign this Wednesday, August 8, to protest public tax money going to corporate welfare.

5:30-8:00 p.m., Lake Park Ave. and E. 53rd St., Chicago, 60615

$5.2 million of property taxes intended for our public schools is going to Hyatt Hotels, a company that doesn’t need it. No more corporate welfare!