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  • Health system sets 25% diversity contracting goal for Mount Pleasant project

    12/20/2019 6:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Milwaukee Business Journal ^ | December 11, 2019 | Rich Kirchen
    Advocate Aurora Health Care is accelerating its initiative for hiring diverse contractors on major construction projects and set a goal of 25% for a showcase $228 million campus in Mount Pleasant. The diversity program builds on goals Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care previously instituted for spending 15% of construction costs with contractors owned by minorities, women, veterans and other groups, said Daryl Hodnett, Advocate Aurora’s director of supplier diversity and inclusion. “This is an important part of how you help grow and build and develop underserved communities,” Hodnett said. “We’re helping make healthier communities economically — helping create jobs and economic...
  • Chick-fil-A was already moving left, but nobody noticed until it caved to LGBT lobby

    11/26/2019 7:21:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 22, 2019 | Life Site News
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — At Chick-fil-A, the politically correct handwriting was on the wall for a long time, but most of us missed it. Until now. Just four days since the popular chicken restaurant’s infamous announcement about reprioritizing its corporate giving, and despite the launch of a counter-narrative by conservatives Rev. Franklin Graham, Erik Erickson, and others, it’s clear that Chick-fil-A (CFA) has been on a troubling leftward trajectory for quite some time. The revelations are stunning. Chick-fil-A evolving into a pipeline of cash to leftist causes CFA fans wouldn’t have been caught by surprise if they...
  • Pro-Trans Advertising Doesn’t Reflect Most of America

    11/22/2019 7:43:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    To hear college students and corporate consumer-product commercials tell it, gender fluidity is so normal, popular even, that they’re simply communicating these ideas as a way to reflect the new progressivism in America. Only that’s not exactly the case. Their ideas aren’t at all in sync with the rest of the country. Still, that doesn’t stop college students from talking about the “infinite” number of genders, or corporations from selling Sprite with a commercial about transgenderism and breast-binding to boot, minus any mention of the soft drink itself. A June 2019 Gallup poll reported Americans greatly overestimate the size of...
  • In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax — with lawmakers’ blessing | Special Report

    11/14/2019 6:50:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    EBay Inc., the online auction company with 180 million buyers around the world, earned $34 million of profit in Florida in 2014, according to state auditors. At Florida’s official corporate income tax rate of 5.5 percent, eBay should have paid more than $1.8 million in state taxes -- enough money to hire 40 new teachers. But records show eBay actually paid $18,810 -- not even enough to hire one. It’s not an isolated example. Auditors say Sanofi Pasteur Inc., one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, earned an estimated $55 million of profits in Florida between 2008 and 2013 --...
  • DeSantis approved these toll roads. So where’s the reason to build them?

    10/30/2019 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 25, 2019 | Lawrence Mower
    LECANTO — When Florida lawmakers signed off this year on a bill creating more than 300 miles of toll roads, they did so with scant evidence the project was needed. More than five months later, after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed it into law and the project has been vetted in two rounds of public hearings, local officials are growing frustrated by the persistent lack of details about what would be the largest expansion of Florida’s toll system in decades. “We’re beating a dead horse right now before it’s even born,” said Dixie County Commissioner Mark Hatch, who sits on a...
  • Time To Make Life Really Hard For The Rich

    10/26/2019 3:54:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 73 replies
    Splinter News ^ | 2017 | Splinter
    It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest. Inequality is eating America alive. It has been growing for decades. To say that “the American dream is dead” is no longer a poetic exaggeration—it is an accurate description of 40 years of wage stagnation and declining economic mobility that has produced a generation that cannot expect to live better than their parents did. Not because of devastating war or plague, but because of a very specific set of...
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Betrayal of Its Own Industry

    10/18/2019 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tom DeWeese
    My address to the Colorado Independent Cattlemen’s Association I’m not a cattleman and I’m not going to pretend I know everything you are facing. But I do know that the major weapon being used against your industry is the misnamed control devise called Sustainable Development. I know why and I know who the players are. I hope I can leave you today with some ideas on how to fight them. To begin, let’s set the terms and make one thing very clear. The use of the word sustainable may sound like a comfortable term, not threatening. After all, you, your...
  • The World According to Calvin: It Just Needs a Little Tweak

    10/08/2019 4:55:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-8-19 | MOTUS
    Elizabeth Warren is determined to set herself apart from the rest of the Democrats-for-Socialism candidates running for president.Rather than an arch-foe of capitalism she’s presenting herself as its savior. Accordingly, in addition to redistributing the wealth of the filthy rich she intends to do the same to corporations, the wealth generators. As such she will introduce her Accountable Capitalism Act tomorrow.Under her bill corporations with more than $1 billion in annual revenue would be required to obtain a corporate charter from the federal government (currently granted by states). Such charters will mandate that companies not just consider the financial interests...
  • China pushing ahead with controversial corporate social credit rating system for 33 million firms

    09/19/2019 9:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Frank Tang
    * China's National Reform and Development Commission has completed its initial assessments, which will be used to label firms excellent, good, fair or poor. * Foreign firms fear they will be targeted in the event of a trade dispute or to give domestic firms a commercial advantage. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ China is moving forward rapidly its plans for a controversial social credit rating system that will include 33 million companies, raising fears of reprisals among foreign firms as Beijing seeks to extend its control over the business environment in the country. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is pushing ahead with...
  • Albertsons Companies joins supermarkets in changing guns policy

    09/08/2019 8:17:34 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2019 | Akshay Balan
    Supermarket operator Albertsons Companies said on Saturday it would ask customers not to openly carry firearms at its stores, joining an array of retailers and store chains this week who changed their gun policy in light of several mass shootings in the United States.
  • The Woke Capitalism List: 50 Times Huge Companies Sided With The Social Justice Warrior

    08/09/2019 9:13:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/9/2019 | ellie gardey
    Companies endorse liberal causes at seemingly every turn, virtue-signaling their way to what they hope are greater profits. Some companies get rich off their wokeness, while others falter as a result. Read the 50 times corporations attempted to capitalize on left-wing politics. 1. Electronic Arts video game features disabled woman fighting in World War II. Electronic Arts’ 2018 game Battlefield V reenacts scenes from World War II with a twist: large amounts of the soldiers on the frontlines of battle are women. The trailer for the game features a woman with a hook for a hand killing soldiers. The words...
  • Dealing with Corporate Activism: Shop to It!

    07/30/2019 7:03:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 30, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    "Our view was always, 'Let's just run a business.'" Today, former Walmart CEO Bill Simon would be in the minority. As more companies pick sides in the cultural debate, he -- like a lot of executives -- is having a hard time understanding which business these CEOs are in: advancing left-wing advocacy or their company's brand? Things have changed a lot over Bill Simon's career. In the retail business, he remembers, it used to be simple. "We'll sell to anybody. We'll try to stay out of the public eye on issues that can be confrontational." Fast-forward to today, when everything...
  • Social Media Companies Need to Stand Up Against Left

    06/12/2019 5:09:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, The New York Times ran a massive piece detailing the supposed radicalization of one Caleb Cain. Cain moved from political liberalism toward self-ascribed “tradcon” status from watching YouTube videos. The New York Times charted this nefarious move by following those videos. The suggestion by the Times was simple: If you watch typical conservative content hosted by people like me, you will eventually end up watching material hosted by alt-right figures. The only solution, presumably, would be for YouTube to downgrade material the Times dislikes. This attitude isn’t only springing from the Times. Axios chief technology correspondent Ina Fried...
  • ‘We’re the Ones Yelling Stop’: How These Conservatives Are Fighting Corporations’ Liberal Tilt

    05/24/2019 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 23, 2019 | Kevin Mooney
    By supporting a nonprofit that favors rationing health care, biotech giant Johnson & Johnson appears to violate its founding principles, a conservative shareholder activist says. The activist brought this contradiction to the attention of the corporation’s CEO at a shareholder meeting last month, in what he hopes will become a model practice for other conservatives. Conservatives can be effective in challenging liberals’ efforts to move major corporations to the left if they simply acquire some stock and speak up with facts, David Almasi, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, said in a phone interview with The...
  • How Liberal Companies Are Bringing Blue State Mindsets to Red States

    03/07/2019 3:18:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 7, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    Amazon isn’t the only one fed up with New York’s ridiculous tax rates. Plenty of companies are packing their bags and looking for office space in states with more business-friendly policies. There’s just one problem: A lot of these top firms can’t stand the conservative laws that make their new homes so successful. AllianceBernstein, another firm fleeing the Empire State’s stifling economy, just announced that it’s relocating its $70 million headquarters to Nashville. But before it moves, the CEO is warning Tennessee: It’s not a fan of religious liberty. And AllianceBernstein is proving it by fighting the state’s faith-based adoption...
  • Dems Eye 33% Corporate Rate Hike

    01/07/2019 9:05:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 76 replies
    American Tax Reform ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alex Hendrie
    House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will call for a 33 percent corporate income tax rate by hiking the rate from 21 percent to 28 percent. This would make the U.S. a less competitive place to do business and make the U.S. statutory rate higher than many developed competitors. State corporate taxes average 6 percent across the U.S, so this planned tax hike would give the U.S. an average top corporate rate of 34 percent. The current combined corporate rate across the 36 member Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) is currently...
  • Business groups brace for Dem push to hike corporate taxes

    11/25/2018 9:32:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | Naomi Jagoda - 11/25/18 | Naomi Jagoda - 11/25/18
    The business community is bracing for Democratic proposals to raise the corporate tax rate to pay for infrastructure spending and other priorities. Infrastructure is seen as one of the rare areas where Democrats and President Trump might be able to come to a deal, since both sides have called for improvements to the nation’s roads, railways and bridges. The problem is how to pay for the new spending. Many in Washington expect Democrats to push for a hike in the corporate tax rate, which was slashed under the tax law championed by Trump. “I have no doubt that it will...
  • No, we do not want the government regulating free speech, or freedom of association period!

    10/31/2018 10:23:18 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    Oct 31, 2018 | by Jim Robinson
    No, we do not want the government regulating free speech or freedom of association. Not at political rallies or protests, not at churches, schools or public institutions, not at associations or corporations or businesses, not at newspapers or publications, not on the Internet and certainly not at social medias sites! The first amendment reigns supreme in these regards and must remain supreme! Government regulation of free speech no matter how well intended at the start will be the downfall of liberty in the end. The first amendment guarantees our God-given rights to free speech and freedom of association and expressly...
  • Mandating Women on Boards: Evidence from the United States (California)

    10/17/2018 12:08:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sunwoo Hwang, Anil Shivdasani, and Elena Simintzi
    Abstract: On September 30, 2018, California became the first US state to mandate women directors on corporate boards. The passage of this law resulted in a significant decline in shareholder value for firms headquartered in California. The decline in shareholder value is directly related to the number of female directors that firms are required to add to the board. We argue that supply-side constraints contribute to the costs imposed by the mandate. The expected costs of additional female directors are higher for firms that face a more limited director pool and for those with weak corporate governance. Our findings indicate...
  • American money flowing back into America [Record $300 billion First Quarter]

    06/26/2018 6:28:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 26, 2018 | Suzanne O'Halloran
    Despite President Trump's tit-for-tat trade barbs, America’s CEOs are not wasting anytime in taking advantage of his tax reform plan. Over $300 billion was repatriated to the U.S. in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) -- the most on record. “U.S. firms that used to build their factories overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes, they stopped in their tracks because of the tax bill, they are bringing all the money home,” said Kevin Hassett, chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, during an interview on FOX Business’ Varney & Co. in June.