The days when Big Business can have it both ways -- as an artificial, power-concentrating entity with special privileges and immunities, on the one hand, and all the constitutional human rights of real people on the other hand, are coming to an end.
Multinational corporations are aggressively pursuing a stealthy campaign to eliminate taxes on their "foreign" profits. Of course, such a policy is contrary to the Obama administration's objective to create jobs and will hurt domestic companies that have to pay taxes on their profits.
For decades we've heard about CEOs who garner more in a day than their average employee earns in a year. The sad fact is our current tax code encourages these runaway pay packages -- and even subsidizes the excess.
We are calling on tax-dodging and highly-subsidized corporations to pay their fair share in taxes, to create good jobs in our communities, to reset the housing market and restore our economy, and to keep corporate money out of our democracy.