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Corporate Subsidies

Should We Subsidize Multinationals or Repair Our Infrastructure?

Martin Lobel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Martin Lobel

Are we better off increasing subsidies to "American" multinational corporations, or are we better off cutting those tax subsidies and using that money to repair our infrastructure, create jobs and improve our educational system? You would think the answer would be a no brainer, but you would be wrong.

Ten Examples of Welfare for the Rich and Corporations

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Here are the top 10 examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments, but these 10 will give a taste.

'Tis the Season

Lisa Longo | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Lisa Longo

I'm not being politically correct, or religiously indifferent when I say "happy holidays," I am being sensitive to the fact that there are thousands of religions in the world, and I generally have no idea what flavor you choose to acknowledge, practice or ignore.

Jillian Berman

The Biggest Tax Break In U.S. History May Not Be Enough For Boeing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business

Earlier this week, the legislature in Washington state agreed to give Boeing $8.7 billion in tax breaks through 2040 in an attempt to convince the co...

In The Public Interest : Four Reasons Lawmakers Are Scrutinizing How Companies Turn Settlements From Wrongdoing Into Tax Write Offs

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The oil giant BP paid for cleanup and compensation for their massive Gulf oil spill, and rightfully so. But was this a "necessary and ordinary cost of doing business" that deserved a $10 billion tax break? I think most of us would respond with a resounding, "no!"

Lessons from Roche's NJ Exit: Taxes Aren't the Magic Bullet for Job Creation

Gordon MacInnes | Posted 09.05.2012 | Business
Gordon MacInnes

Not even the loss of 1,000 high-paying jobs as Roche abandons its 80-year tie to New Jersey is enough to shake the one-note insistence of Gov. Chris Christie's administration that taxes are all that counts in holding and attracting jobs.