Time To Stop Giving America Away to Billionaires & Big Corporations

Thom plus logo The FoxConn scam is just the latest in a long line of similar scams that companies have run all across the country since the 1980s. Cities and States should compete based on the quality of their infrastructure, which build their wealth and livability over time, instead of how much tax money they can give away, which erodes their wealth and livability over time. Any State in which companies get giant tax breaks for located their operations there should lose their federal highway funds. We need a race to the top instead of a race to the bottom.

-Thom

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Banana11 1 year 17 weeks ago
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Never called or posted before....hope this is the right venue :-) Am very in favor of Warren's wealth tax, and apparently, so was Trump in 1999 https://www.vox.com/2019/1/31/18203999/donald-trump-wealth-tax-14-5-percent. Apparently Trump isn't talking about THAT anymore! More importantly, I am fully convinved that Howard Schultz has been planted by his right wing buddies and/or Russia for the sole purpose of stealing votes in the 2020 election. Hopefully no one will be fooled. Hope Thom or someone brings this up on the show. Interested to know others thoughts. Just my opinion. :-)

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