Search for...
Follow @ontheissuesorg
OnTheIssuesLogo

Green Party on Corporations

Party Platform


Focus on declining deficits only benefits the wealthy

People are seeing their incomes and wealth shrink, unless they are among the wealthiest Americans. Median household income continues to decline. Income is 8.3% lower than it was in 2007. And, for the poorest Americans, the rise in poverty is the most dramatic indicator. This is the first time the poverty rate has remained at or above 15% three years in a row since 1965.

If President Obama had provided Americans with a truthful perspective on workers it would have meant a completely different approach to the economy. The president could have put forward a vision of a full employment economy and ending poverty. Instead he focused on declining deficits, a mistaken goal he put forward in his first State of the Union. He set the wrong goals then, and continues to pursue them. The result is an economy that is a disaster for most Americans, despite the president's attempt to create a false image of success.

Source: Green Party response to 2014 State of the Union , Jan 30, 2014

Citizenship means standing up to corporate-dominated system

When Obama said, "It is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong," it was hard to disagree. But by "citizens" he unfortunately means "consumers." Without the activism and courage of everyday truth-tellers and people willing to stand up to the corporate-dominated system through nonviolent means--certainly not what he meant by citizens--our union would be more broken than it is today. No, it is not our uniformed men and women who make us more secure (as he maintained)--it's people willing to refuse orders; people who take responsibility for their actions who make us more secure.

Let us not reduce ourselves to the lie that we are consumers destined to combat an eternal, external enemy who is lurking behind the corner. This kind of outright manipulation of corporate and political elites who have everything to gain from a disunited, fearful citizenry must be seen for what it is: a direct insult to our human potential and dignity that we will no longer tolerate.

Source: Green Party response to 2014 State of the Union , Jan 30, 2014

Restrict flow of capital; tax currency transactions

[Congress should] prohibit U.S. corporations from avoiding or evading payment of their taxes by banking abroad or locating their charters offshore. Every day over $1 trillion dollars circles the globe in currency trade--wreaking havoc on low-economy nations--without obligation to sustainable investment. We seek to restrict the unfettered flow of capital and currency trade, and levy the Tobin tax of .05% on cross border currency transactions.
Source: Green Party Platform adopted at 2004 National Convention , Jun 30, 2004

Decentralize economic institutions & empower individuals

Ten Key Values: (#5) Decentralization

Centralization of wealth and power contributes to militarization, and social & economic injustice. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system that is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.

Source: Ten Key Values as ratified at 2003 Green Party Convention , Nov 19, 2003

  • Click here for definitions & background information for the Corporations.
  • Click here for VoteMatch responses for the Green Party.
Other political parties on Corporations: Green Party on other issues:
Political Parties:
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Libertarian Party
Green Party
Reform Party
Natural Law Party
Tea Party

Former Presidents:
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
Bill Clinton(D,1993-2001)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
Ronald Reagan(R,1981-1989)
Jimmy Carter(D,1977-1981)
Gerald Ford(R,1974-1977)
Richard Nixon(R,1969-1974)
Lyndon Johnson(D,1963-1969)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)

Political Thinkers:
American Civil Liberties Union
Noam Chomsky
Milton Friedman
Heritage Foundation
Arianna Huffington
Rush Limbaugh
Ayn Rand
Secy.Robert Reich
Donald Trump
Gov.Jesse Ventura
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Page last updated: Mar 15, 2014