State of Nebraska Archives: on Corporations

Dave Domina: Stop allowing companies to outsource jobs

Q: How would you help Americans save so they can secure their future and live independently as they age?

A: We cannot allow companies to get ever bigger, outsource more jobs, dry up more opportunities, or build taller barriers to entry for our aspiring independent businesses. We must be friendly to new businesses, and companies who want to compete fairly in America. Government must be about protecting the middle.

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 Nebraska Senate race Aug 31, 2014

Dave Domina: Big corporations pay their fair share

Domina said he'll offer voters an opportunity for an independent, rather than a partisan, voice to represent Nebraskans in Washington. Specifically, Domina said, he'll point to differences on Social Security reform, tax policy, veterans benefits and whether there is a clear commitment not to shut down the federal government "as a political expression." And, Domina said, he expects to raise questions about Sasse's ties to campaign funding from special interests that oppose a federal farm program.

"Deregulation with a reliance on huge wealth to do right by the people has never worked," Domina said during a telephone interview. "We need to return to a thoughtful, progressive tax system in which big corporations pay their fair share," he said. And that, in turn, would "drop the tax burden on average Nebraskans," he said.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2014 Nebraska Senate race May 20, 2014

Ben Sasse: FactCheck: stretched truth on job as management consultant

Ben Sasse and Tom Cotton have a lot in common: Republican candidacies for the Senate, Ivy League advanced degrees--a Yale PhD for Sasse, a Harvard law degree for Cotton--and a tour of duty in the white-shoe world of management consulting. One more thing: They are running as common-man conservatives from the heartland under the banner of the Tea Party.

The resumes of Sasse (R, NE) and Cotton (D, AR) do not exactly fit the profile of populists. That is especially true for the lines dedicated to the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company, firms that advise corporations on strategy, efficiency and ways to increase profitability.

In Sasse's case, he has used ties to McKinsey to burnish his private sector credentials, but in the process, he has stretched the point. He says on his campaign website that he "joined McKinsey & Company, advising leaders in times of crisis." He was actually a "special adviser" to the firm, on an hourly contract--never an employee.

Source: N.Y. Times FactCheck on 2014 Nebraska Senate race May 17, 2014

Dave Heineman: We lowered taxes over last 3 years; do same for next 4 years

Our efforts to lower taxes three years ago and our determined resolve not to raise them the past three years has resulted in a more competitive business environment and improved rankings in the annual Tax Foundation survey. In 2006, Nebraska's business climate was ranked 45th of 50 states. We were one of the top 10 highest taxed states in America. Today Nebraska is 29th. We have improved our ranking more than any other state except one. During the next four years, we need to reform our income tax system so that middle class families and small business owners don't pay at the same marginal rate as Nebraska's richest citizen. We need to lower corporate tax rates. Lowering taxes will create more job opportunities for our citizens.
Source: 2011 Nebraska State of the State Address Jan 13, 2011

Scott Kleeb: Close corporate tax loopholes; keep R&D tax credits

In the U.S. Senate, Scott will advocate for sound measures like:
  • Closing loopholes that allow corporations to avoid paying their fair share in taxes.
  • Continuing the child care tax credit.
  • Providing small businesses, like those developing and creating jobs in renewable energy, tax cuts to spur research and development.
    Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraska’s Brand of Change, p. 4-5 Aug 19, 2008

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