Corporate America helped put Joe Biden in the White House.
Democrats received record “dark money” donations during the 2020 election cycle.
The 2020 election saw more than $1 billion in “dark money” spending at the federal level, a massive sum driven by an explosion of secret donations boosting Democrats in a historically expensive cycle.
Despite this, many in the GOP continue to protect corporations instead of the American people.
GOP Rep Chip Roy called out these conservatives.
Roy pointed out that these corporations are “using massive market power combined with government-corporate cronyism to impact negatively – in real time – the lives, liberty, & ability to pursue happiness of the American people.”
Thread on corporate America. Too may conservatives are caught up in a 1990’s business school view of laissez-fair economics assuming those corporations are acting to maximize shareholder value as opposed to advancing an agenda & are acting removed from corporate cronyism… (1/8)
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) April 22, 2022
Here is the rest of his Twitter thread:
“Instead, corporate America is – across multiple industries – using massive market power combined with government-corporate cronyism to impact negatively – in real time – the lives, liberty, & ability to pursue happiness of the American people…It is hardly deniable that #BigTech & #BigMedia are using their power along with govt regulatory protection to impact what we read, see, & hear in a way designed to affect policy. It’s true re: #COVID, race/CRT/BLM, gender/trans (e.g. Disney), CO2/Energy & more…It is hardly deniable that #BigHealthcare is using its massive power to enrich itself thru corporate crony policies. Obamacare “coverage” mandates, COVID mandates, tax policies biased to corporations – all reducing access to doctors & limiting… #HealthcareFreedom…It is hardly deniable that #BigEducation (a mix of University & K-12 monopoly, union influence, corporate cronyism) limits options for parents and students – keeping them trapped without choice to accept the “agenda” however radical & hostile to their values it is…It is hardly deniable that #BigEnergy & #BigGreen (w/ help of #BigTech & #BigEducation) are making large profits off of subsidies at the expense of small/mid-size energy companies and the well-being / flourishing of Americans (& empowerment of Russia & China)…the GOP should promote policies that are radically pro-small business, pro-competition, anti-ESG, pro-#EducationChoice, pro-#HealthcareFreedom & end preferences/subsidies in energy… while ending deficit spending. Laissez-fair in economics, but not blind to the abuse…by #BigCorp of market power combined with government funding & tax/regulatory policies to undermine fundamental freedoms & core values while rolling over the ability of small businesses & STATE GOVERNMENTS to enable us to live how we prefer in a federalist system.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is showing conservatives how to fight back against corporate America.
Rather than allowing Disney to dictate how Florida is run, Florida is eliminating their special privileges.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill dissolving Disney’s private government.
The law would eliminate the 55-year-old Reedy Creek Improvement District and several similar districts by June 2023. The measure allows those districts to be reestablished under circumstances.
It could have significant tax implications for Disney, which operates a series of theme parks in its 25,000-acre district.
“Don’t worry, we have everything thought out,” DeSantis said during a press conference in Hialeah. “Don’t let anyone tell you that somehow Disney is going to get a tax cut out of this, they’re going to pay more taxes as a result of that.”
Conservatives are finding a new way to win!