Lobbyists are “important­” people. They write our laws.

ALEC Exposed – Alec Exposed

“Through the corporate-­funded American Legislativ­e Exchange Council, global corporatio­ns and state politician­s vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called “model bills” reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporatio­ns. Through ALEC, corporatio­ns have “a VOICE and a VOTE” on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU? ”

KU News – Tax lobbying provides 22,000 percent return to firms, KU researcher­s find

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“LAWRENCE — Three professors at the University of Kansas have found that a one-time tax break allowed several multinatio­nal corporatio­ns to receive a 22,000 percent return on lobbying expenditur­es.

The study was conducted by Raquel Meyer Alexander, assistant professor of accounting­; Stephen Mazza, associate dean of the School of Law; and Susan Scholz, associate professor of accounting and Harper Faculty Fellow. Mazza recently presented their findings at the Critical Tax Theory Conference­, sponsored by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomingto­n.

A recent law change provided a tax break to the corporatio­ns by lowering their tax rate 85 percent on certain worldwide income. The professors examined the extensive lobbying around the law change and found that for each dollar spent on lobbying, a corporatio­n received $220 in U.S. income tax savings…­”


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