The Business Roundtable is an association of the CEOs of America’s biggest companies. Their total revenues are more than $7.3 trillion, and they employ nearly 16 million people somewhere in the world. Their big priority, supported by millions from their corporate treasuries, is to cut corporate taxation from 35% to 25%, which is hilarious when you realize that most of their members don’t pay anywhere near either rate. Among the members are GE, Tenet Healthcare, PG&E Corporation, and a host of other tax dodging companies. And lest you think that matters, Carter Wood, Senior Communications Advisor at Business Roundtable, will be happy to tell you that whatever they pay is way too much, and they are all moving off-shore.
|By: masaccio Thursday March 21, 2013 3:19 pm|
|By: dakine01 Monday January 28, 2013 11:20 am|
Well, it looks like there is a new push on in the long term destruction of Social Security today. Now, I usually write about the plight of the long term unemployed and underemployed but I am getting close to Social Security eligibility so decided I would discuss the anti Social Security effort today.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 17, 2013 11:03 am|
In roughly a month Washington’s focus will again turn to attempts to get a “grand bargain” on deficit reduction when the sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, so the Business Roundtable is already laying down their goals. Their proposal for Social Security and Medicare reform including adopting the chained-CPI and increasing the eligibility age for both programs to 70. There are trying to push the envelope on the issue of Medicare age beyond what has even been discussed so far.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 12, 2012 8:21 am|
I think the White House added the corporate tax piece into the negotiations so that they could get business groups to pressure Boehner on the other points, especially raising individual tax rates. John Engler of the Business Roundtable dutifully carried that out yesterday.
|By: masaccio Tuesday August 9, 2011 5:20 pm|
The S&P downgrade was intended to encourage political elites to focus on austerity at the expense of jobs and growth.
|By: David Dayen Thursday November 12, 2009 7:19 pm|
The Business Roundtable, an organization representing the CEOs of the largest companies in America, has said in a new report that the status quo in health care is completely unsustainable. It’s something that’s been forgotten as the debate rages in Congress, but the fight over health care is essentially a fight over what will be [...]