Tom Coburn on Corporations
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OK-2)
Many tax preferences are little more than corporate welfare designed to compensate for our country's high tax rate. Inevitably, these exceptions tend to favor those companies and groups with close ties to lawmakers and access to the most experiences lobbyists. Without such access, small businesses and the middle class often bear the burden of the high standard tax rates while the wealthy receive a vast array of preferences created by Congress.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is North America's Neighborhood Union--1.3 million members with UFCW locals in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Our members work in supermarkets, drug stores, retail stores, meatpacking and meat processing plants, food processing plants, and manufacturing workers who make everything from fertilizer to shoes. We number over 60,000 strong with 25,000 workers in chemical production and 20,000 who work in garment and textile industries.
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