State of New York Archives: on Corporations
Level playing field between family stores and big business
The centerpiece of my economic policy would be to level the playing field between independent business and big business. Franchises are being squeezed by the corporate McDonald's or Yum Brands at the top, while family stores--an anchor of immigrant
communities--face huge pressures in an economy geared towards benefiting the big and the rich. I would push to enforce our antitrust laws, so that we have markets with real competition and real opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business--
the engines of our economy--to create jobs and thrive.
I would roll-back the tax cuts Governor Cuomo handed the wealthy few. We should extend the millionaire's tax beyond 2017, to ensure we can fund our schools and public programs for the long-term.
We should bring back a form of the bank tax, and review the corporate tax system, to ensure companies pay their fair share.
Source: 2014 N. Y. Governor campaign website, ZephyrTeachout.com
Jul 2, 2014
Access to capital for small business will create jobs
Gillibrand says she doesn't think it's possible to tell how many jobs a politician has created, adding, "The number one thing we should be doing to create jobs in this state--in this country right now--is getting access to capital into our small
DioGuardi counters, "Not only did you not create jobs, we've lost many jobs. You've got to be aggressive about what you do to change that and one of the things is: we're in a toxic environment in this state--mainly because of your party."
Source: Fox News 23 coverage of 2010 N. Y. Senate debate
Oct 21, 2010
Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program
Unfortunately, our Empire Zone program is no longer working. So, as I said last year, we are going to put it where it belongs--in the past. We are no longer going to provide tax credits for businesses that do not provide the jobs that we were promised.
To develop this program, we went all around the State, seeking out business leaders that would give us advice in all communities.
We have come back with three aggressive initiatives targeted for growth industries, such as clean energy, broadband, information systems, and bio-technology.
Source: N. Y. 2010 State of the State Address
Jan 6, 2010