Trump cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. Guess where they’ll try to make up for that?
“Pulling back the curtain on the ostensibly “bipartisan” orientation for newly elected members of Congress at Harvard’s Kennedy School in Boston, Reps.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) informed the public through live social media updates on Thursday that — contrary to the ideologically neutral advertising — the private conference featured a heavy dose of speeches by corporate CEOs and completely shut out organized labor and members of the progressive community.
“Our ‘bipartisan’ congressional orientation is co-hosted by a corporate lobbyist group,” Ocasio-Cortez noted, likely referring to the Koch-funded American Enterprise Institute, which is co-sponsoring the event. “Other members have quietly expressed to me their concern that this wasn’t told to us in advance. Lobbyists are here. Goldman Sachs is here. Where’s labor? Activists? Frontline community leaders?”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib criticized the conference for shutting out the progressive community.
“If this sordid story is good for anything, I hope it serves as a reminder that we need to push back against corporate feminism. Capitalism has coopted feminism and turned it into a way for privileged women to advance their careers and sell books. Ivanka Trump has written a “feminist” book, for God’s sake! Obviously, being a rich and successful woman does not make you a feminist. Fighting for all the equality of all women does. Having more women in powerful positions means nothing if all they’re doing is leaning into exploitative capitalist conventions. Sandberg is a very clear example of that.”
Capitalism has coopted feminism and become a way for privileged women to advance their careers. We say: enough
As ‘Corporate Bribery’ Lands Amazon HQ2 in Queens, Ocasio-Cortez Says ‘Outrage’ Best Describes Community Response
“We shouldn’t be giving billions away to one of the biggest companies in the world when our schools are already at capacity and our transit crumbling across the region,” Alex Howe of the Metro D.C. branch of the Democratic Socialists of America said”
The idea that Amazon “will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need more investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here.”