Corporations

There is no shortage of alarmism when it comes to corporate taxes. Earlier this year, Mitt Romney said that the U.S. tax code “looks like it was devised by our worst enemy to tie us in knots.” A more recent memo drafted by the Senate Republican Caucus claimed that the “corporate income tax harms...
04/13/2012
News/Resource
Demos' Heather McGhee explains why the Buffett Rule is needed to address tax loopholes for capital gains and carried interest -- the very loopholes exploited by private equity investors.  
01/30/2012
Video
Demos' Heather McGhee explains why progressive tax reform is increasingly difficult to achieve -- when the wealthy are able to bankroll elections, their interests are privileged above everyone else's.
01/30/2012
Video
Demos' Heather McGhee argues that unlimited campaign spending shifts political power from ordinary Americans to the hands of the 1 percent.
01/30/2012
Video
When thinking about campaign finance issues, I always like to step back and think about the following question, which really motivates much of my work: How can we ensure adequate representation in a democracy and, more to the point, how will a particular rule, regulation or decision impact...
01/23/2012
Press Release
A Nelson hold is a wrestling move used to pin an opponent.  The Montana Supreme Court recently upheld its century old restrictions on corporate political spending, finding that the State had a compelling interest in protecting its state government from corruption, encouraging the full...
01/19/2012
Publication
Citizens United, the misbegotten Supreme Court case granting corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections, has entered its terrible twos. Already, we've seen the first results of this Wild West approach to money in politics and it's not pretty. Everyone is using the...
01/19/2012
News/Resource
Two years ago the Supreme Court got it supremely wrong when it held that corporations had the  same rights as people to spend money in elections. Campaign finance laws protect our democracy from corruption and preserve the integrity of our elections.  These rules governing the use of...
01/19/2012
Publication
Sponsored by Demos, Free Speech for People, and the New York Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society this special breakfast discussion with Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert and Jeff Clements on his new book, Corporations Are Not People, took place on January 12, 2012....
01/14/2012
Video
Join Demos' Lisa Danetz for a panel discussion about the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United decision and its impact. Read Danetz's prepared remarks from this event.  The other panelists include Ben Clements, formerly Governor Deval Patrick’s chief legal counsel and John Walsh,...
01/12/2012
Event
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