State of Idaho Archives: on Corporations


Nels Mitchell: Subsidies to established corporations waste taxpayer money

Q: Should the federal government raise taxes in order to balance the budget? Which spending cuts do you favor?

A: We have a tax system that plays favorites and is inefficient. We need to make our tax system fairer and simplify it. We also need to increase transparency and eliminate waste and fraud. Federal subsidies to profitable, well-established corporations are a waste of the taxpayer's money. For instance, oil and gas industries are highly profitable, but have been getting huge subsidies from the U.S. taxpayers for almost a century. A conservative think tank recently estimated that corporate welfare in the federal budget costs taxpayers almost $100 billion a year. That's $870 for each one of America's 115 million families. The Simpson-Bo

Source: Idaho Statesman Voter Guide on 2014 Idaho Senate race Jun 25, 2014

Butch Otter: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission: state plus business

Neither government nor business alone can provide all the ingredients necessary for progress. We must leverage our limited resources toward realizing unlimited opportunities together. That's the idea behind IGEM--the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission. You will hear much more about its work as the IGEM Council reports to the germane House and Senate committees. But I can tell you that never before have our three research universities worked together more collaboratively or been more committed to finding common ground and mutual benefit with our business leaders. Together with the Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies--and given time and our sustained support--they will nurture a rising tide of economic activity that will lift all our boats.

I'm issuing a challenge to Idaho businesses: Make it a priority to invest here at home. Join Premier Technology and others in devoting a greater percentage of your supply-chain purchases to Idaho vendors.

Source: Idaho 2013 State of the State Address Jan 7, 2013

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