State of Delaware Archives: on Corporations


Jack Markell: Start It Up Delaware: nurture employers

Creating a Nurturing Environment for Employers: Readying a workforce for the world we now live in is a key part of making Delaware an attractive place to do business. So is providing a nurturing environment for new entrepreneurs. Let's start at the beginning. Businesses that start here are more likely to stay here. The challenge is to get the people, the ideas, and the capital together as we build The Start-Up State.

Inspired by successful models across the country, local entrepreneurs have created Start It Up Delaware. This public-private partnership will serve as a hub for entrepreneurial activity with support from Delaware's financial, accounting, legal, and real estate communities. It will build relationships with the University of Delaware, Delaware State and Delaware Tech, among other institutions of higher education.

Source: 2013 Delaware State of the State speech Jan 17, 2013

Alex Pires: Corruption comes from taking money from the corporate world

In recent months, Pires has accused Carper of corruption, insider trading, domestic abuse and lying about his service in the Vietnam War. "I don't take money from anyone in the corporate world," Pires said. Pointing at Carper, Pires said, "He is the world-record holder for taking money from corporations."
Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Alex Pires: Less money on corporate subsidies; more on children

Pires said more federal money should be spent on children and medical services and less money should be spent on corporate subsidies. "I'm interested in families," he said. "Why are we spending so much of our time and money on the corporate world?"
Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Tom Carper: Roadmap for deficit reduction should raise corporate taxes

Carper said President Barack Obama has created a roadmap for deficit reduction, which includes raising tax rates on corporations. He said the president's proposal has earned bipartisan support. "This is a good roadmap; we should do it," Carper said.

Carper said a comprehensive deficit reduction plan would demonstrate fiscal responsibility. The government does not create jobs, Carper said; it creates a nurturing environment where businesses can thrive.

Source: Cape Gazette on 2012 Delaware Senate debate Oct 19, 2012

Kevin Wade: Small business owner: Philadelphia Control System since 1982

During [his proposed series of debates against Sen. Tom Carper], Wade said, he would describe his vision and solutions from the perspective of being a small business owner. Wade owns Philadelphia Control Systems, Inc., in Christiana, Delaware. The firm, which Wade founded in 1982, provides industrial automation computer solutions and technology data management.
Source: Delaware Republican Examiner on 2012 Delaware Senate debates May 26, 2012

Jack Markell: Expand manufacturing; reform permitting; help small business

Historically, Delaware has been defined by what we make. Manufacturing jobs have provided a ladder to economic independence for countless families and they must remain part of our economic future. Our Delaware Manufacturing Association will build on effective past outreach to local manufacturers on topics ranging from lean manufacturing techniques to energy savings programs. Together, we will work to develop and implement new ways to expand manufacturing jobs.

We will stay focused on the particula issues facing our small businesses. That means continuing our efforts to make permitting more efficient and predictable. It also means recognizing that one of the most important assets of any small business is its workforce. Too often, small business owners have trouble negotiating and paying for healthcare coverage for their workforce, or attracting the best workers when they don't. We will implement the new federal health care act in a way that most helps our small businesses.

Source: 2011 Delaware State of the State Address Jan 20, 2011

Chris Coons: Citizens United was ill-decided & distorts political process

Q: What is your reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing corporations to donate to political campaigns?

COONS: The Citizens United decision was an unfortunate and ill-decided decision. One that opens the flood gates to increased corporate contributions that could have, as an unintended consequence of the decision, significantly distorting out electoral process. I would support reforms that further disclose who is behind these shadowy groups? Whether individuals, or corporations, that are trying to influence our elections by pouring money into it. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. And in politics it is best for us to disclose as fully and as broadly as possible who is making contributions.

O'DONNELL: And yet the legislative efforts to do exactly that has failed to do that. The Disclose Act, put out there to do just that, has exempted the major corporations from disclosing it. Instead, what these efforts do is only serve to infringe on the First Amendment right of private citizens.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Christine O`Donnell: Economic recovery comes when government gets out of the way

O'DONNELL: The best thing the government can do to get our economy back on real economic recovery is to get out of the way of the small business owner and get out of the way of the entrepreneur. And the way you do that is to make sure these tax hikes don't come in January. You begin to roll back some of the regulation that's forced them to close their doors.

COONS: I'm not sure I understand what Ms. O'Donnell means by "culture of dependency" and that her primary objective would be to end the endless regulation and red tape. She denounces the Obama administration, says it's done nothing to promote job growth when frankly, just a few weeks ago, a new bill that would provide expanded SBA loan capacity, $30 billion worth of new lending capability, TARP funds that have been repaid, and are being repurchased towards small and midsized banks all over the United States. Real and concrete steps are being taken.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

Christine O`Donnell: Citizens United overturns limits on First Amendment

Q: What is your reaction to the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing corporations to donate to political campaigns?

COONS: The Citizens United decision was an unfortunate and ill-decided decision. One that opens the flood gates to increased corporate contributions that could have, as an unintended consequence of the decision, significantly distorting out electoral process. I would support reforms that further disclose who is behind these shadowy groups? Whether individuals, or corporations, that are trying to influence our elections by pouring money into it. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. And in politics it is best for us to disclose as fully and as broadly as possible who is making contributions.

O'DONNELL: And yet the legislative efforts to do exactly that has failed to do that. The Disclose Act, put out there to do just that, has exempted the major corporations from disclosing it. Instead, what these efforts do is only serve to infringe on the First Amendment right of private citizens.

Source: CNN's Wolf Blitzer moderating 2010 Delaware Senate debate Oct 13, 2010

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