Jim Oberweis on Corporations
Oberweis has accused Durbin of "bullying" the corporations that consider moving their headquarters overseas for tax purposes. He chides Durbin for not preventing the exodus with a rewrite of the tax code.
Oberweis is an investment manager and dairy owner known for the ice cream parlors that carry his name. He touts his private-sector success and derides Durbin as a "career politician." Oberweis said, "I freely admit that I'm not as good a politician as I am a job creator. Dick Durbin has never created a private-sector job in his entire life." Oberweis believes lower taxes and fewer federal regulations would help improve workers' fortunes.
Libertarian Sharon Hansen is aligned more closely with Oberweis on inversions, saying: "We need to lower their taxes so they don't want to go someplace else."
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