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The New Corporate World Order


Business  (tags: offshoring outsourcing, Tax Breaks, bailout, military, foreign policy, hogs at the troughcorporate, corruption, dishonesty, politics )

Norm
- 1093 days ago - readersupportednews.org
As the WSJ put it, the multinational companies "cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show."



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Norm C. (74)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 1:09 am
The "multinational" corporation declares it is not an American company but a global one. It does everything it can to pay no taxes here at all. In fact it manages to find ways to get the taxpayer to pay them. Then they have the unmitigated gall to demand help from the US govt. when they get into trouble abroad. Our State Dept and Defense Dept get to bail them out.

It must be nice to screw everyone at the same time.
 

Chris Nielsen (70)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 6:10 am
We need a national constitutional convention to strip corporations of the power they have stolen from the people. Put limits back on the evil demon called greed. We can no longer allow the fearful few to deceive the courageous many.
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 12:45 pm
General Electric is a prime example. Guess that's why Obama named GE's Immelt
head of his jobs council and why Obama and GE's Ceo are so chummy.
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 12:46 pm
CEO
 

Terry King (108)
Friday April 22, 2011, 10:04 am
All hail the world Oligarchy! Get in touch with your inner serf!
 

LeMoyn Salmoen (90)
Friday April 22, 2011, 10:16 am
Government of the Multinationals, For the Multinationals, By the Multinationals
 

Danny Wilson (20)
Friday April 22, 2011, 10:35 am
LeMoyn Salmonsen.......not of the People by the People for the People!
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Friday April 22, 2011, 10:46 am
thanks
 

Danny Wilson (20)
Friday April 22, 2011, 10:51 am
P.S. This was predicted as far back as the 60's you know.
 

Dave Colorado (11)
Friday April 22, 2011, 1:41 pm
You know what it's called when We have a system that is of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations?

It's called FASCISM!

...we all saw how 'well' centralized planning worked for the Soviets. It seems to work only slightly better, from the consumer's point of view, for national/global corporations...

It's not "Our State Dept", Norm -- after just taking it in the chops for generation after generation of ongoing bi-partisan covert domestic subversion of the Constitution without standing up for Ourselves or even saying anything, We The People are getting the government that too many of Us (who sheepishly vote for sons of politicians, making treason not just a Bush family tradition) deserve...
 

Robert Garvin (46)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:00 pm
Well said and written, but go further behind the scenes and check out who is pulling the strings. Which religion stands to gain the most? Obama is really no different to any other President, they WILL do what they are told or else become like JFK. HE objected to Religion dominating His Presidency. He didn't last long after that.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 4:19 pm
Mega Corporations own our politicians and judges. We do not have a real democracy only the illusion of one.
 

John Y. (94)
Friday April 22, 2011, 4:48 pm
Thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 5:09 pm
1970s to 2011, we've lowered corporate taxes over and over again. Meanwhile, the whole time, we've been bleeding good jobs because of corporate greed. When will we learn?
Oh, by the way, Robert Garvin, it wasn't religion that got JFK killed, it was money, literally. In June, 1963, JFK bypassed the INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED FOR PROFIT Federal Reserve, by having the Treasury Department print up his version of Lincoln's "greenbacks". It was this action which got both JFK and Lincoln assassinated. When Andrew Jackson killed the 2nd Bank of the US, an assassination attempt was made on him. He claimed Rothschild was behind it. Guess which family is still the richest banking family in the world? The same family has been the wealthiest banking family on Earth for over 300 years. They even claim to be the oldest banking family on several of their web pages, and they boast that they are invested in over 150 nations' central banking system, including the Federal Reserve. What they don't tell you is that they are the #1 investor in all those banks. Rothschild's loaned money to Rockefellers, Morgans, Carnegies, and many more to give them their start to their ill-gotten fortunes. Rothschilds are literally banksters to the world!
 

Carolyn Munro (37)
Friday April 22, 2011, 5:57 pm
To Robert O

You have that down pat. So right you are.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (60)
Friday April 22, 2011, 5:58 pm
well it's the same in Europe !
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Friday April 22, 2011, 6:20 pm
The Republicans accuse the democrats of class warfare. They say that there is no reason for such feelings.
Well......It seems as if the Multinationals are ready for it. So, let's bring it on. No more tax loopholes for the Multinationals. They have taken and taken from the American citizens. As Senator Ted Kennedy said, "How Mush Greed Is Enough?" I am sick and tired to companies saying they want to be treated like people so that they can provide tons of campaign money to corporate friendly candidates. You know the corporate heads are already treated like Real People. BUT Companies?!?!
OK! They want to be treated as real people? Here is what should be done.
1. Limit the number of lobbyists to ONE per company/Industry. Aside from lobbyists the corporation
employees will be barred from meeting with Senators and/or Congress persons more than twice a year.
If they want to be like REAL people this is one way to do it.
2. No corporate funds are to be used for Political events. Example: Tea Party events.
3. Pay Taxes. The Tax Rate on corporations should have a minimum rate that MUST BE PAID. Just like real
people.
4. All Corporations will have 1% of its employees available for military duty. The Military Branches will pick
1% of a company's employees to serve. The Services will pick the ones they want/need, This ill be a fair
way of doing things since roughly 1% of all REAL People serve in the military. The companies will be
barred from giving extra pay or privileges to those (former) employees serving in the military. These
companies need to be treated like Real people.
There are so many Real PEOPLE consequences for corporations. Do they really want to be treated like Real People?
 

William Y. (54)
Friday April 22, 2011, 6:23 pm
Why are people only now realizing this?
 

pam M. (98)
Friday April 22, 2011, 6:35 pm
William Y - I agree . .now this is news? It was decades in the making and the supreme court has brought it into fruition with the passage of the despicable bill in 2010 giving corporate a-holes free reign to elect whom they will into public office. We got the first taste of their corporate puppet government last November.
 

Norm C. (74)
Friday April 22, 2011, 6:57 pm
Unfortunately, many either do not yet realize it or they actually relish it. Follow the comments of our old friend Hans in his new personna. Lilith C.
 

Norm C. (74)
Friday April 22, 2011, 7:01 pm
Unfortunately, many either do not yet realize it or they actually relish it. Follow the comments of our old friend and troll, Hans in his new personna -- Lilith C.
 

Monica D. (580)
Friday April 22, 2011, 7:08 pm
Sad.
 

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Friday April 22, 2011, 7:18 pm
There is nothing new here, Corporate power has been in charge all along.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Friday April 22, 2011, 8:43 pm
Great article! A lot of information presented in a thought-provoking manner. How ironic that the GOP claims to be against "big government" when they and the large corporations they represent take advantage of the government more than anyone else!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 8:59 pm
TAKE ACTION | Why Are YOU Paying More Taxes Than G.E.?

TAKE ACTION | Tell Philips: I Vote Jobs
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Friday April 22, 2011, 9:05 pm
One thing; DEMOCRACY IS BLOCKING INTELLIGENCE (emotional, cognitive, spatial and all other forms of intelligence)!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday April 22, 2011, 9:27 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 4:04 am
SLICE & DICE BABY!!! 2011 NEO-NAZI/"TEA-PARTY"/GOP ARE DESTROYING AMERICA!!!
VOTE THESE "BLANKS" OUT OF OFFICE!!! VOTE GOOD DEMOCRATS INTO OFFICE AND SIGN EVERY PETITION YOU CAN, TO KEEP OUR RIGHTS!!!Thankyou!
 

Ronald N. (3)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 11:15 am
Well, even if American industrialists were greedy in the past, they did their slavemaster ways in a nationalistic way. So what makes anyone think these conservatives of the old Mellon, Rockerfeller mode of the past than today's capitalists? They wil figure out every corner to gain advantage. Americans aren't sacred to them. They will use our U.S, forces to implement war or takeovers for their own good with American taxpayers dollars. Today's system in America has been overrun by the corporates. That is why they have the loopholes and why Eric Holder punished whistleblowers and imprisoned them. Why those who tell the truth are silenced, imprisoned or killed. It's happening without any thought while the American mainstream media softens the dialogue. Not to forget five of the Supreme Court judges did the unthinkable, as it made the corporates with legal rights as individuals.

The majority of the American people have to respond because the corporates and neither the government can respond for us, the majority of Americans. The corporate stronghold is composed of a small portion of a very minute, elite group of people, who hold most of the wealth of America. There is one thing very noticable about this arrangement. While the rest of the world is in political and revolutionary turmoil, the American system will fight, first of all fight for corporate interests while we Americans remain non-players in American policies! We can call it whatever we like, oligarchy, corporatocracy, or even fascism. Many Americans can't buy those definitions and are blinded by their desire that they are on the right side of patriotism. I guess George Lucas was ahead of his time. We are on the dark side!
 

Linda Mccleary (10)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 12:54 pm
If the big customers are somewhere else and we are not an attractive market, it sounds like we can expect less and less an pay more for it anyway. If that's the case, what have we really got to lose if we say "pay up or pack up!"? Let China or India take care of their trade agreements and diplomatic problems for them.
 

ewoud k. (73)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:14 pm
Big Money is ruling the world, and Politics is just sitting there and watching ... and doing nothing to change this.

Logic, as Big Money controls Politics as well.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:44 pm
Thanks for post Norm.
 

Peter T. (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:53 pm
Never mind Al Qaeda: the destruction of the USA and its hubristic would-be hegemony is a task that can be safely left in American hands. All that is needed to complete the task (perhaps) is a Palin presidency...
 

Doug G. (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:56 pm
Good article. Question, where have American voters been for the past thirty years or more? This crap didn't just happen overnight and voters elected people to "represent" them holding the believe in this system that externalizes a company's true costs to taxpayers for a very long time
The fact that this is now just gaining attention suggests the real problem has been with the electorate who want to live in a fairytale illusion rather than see things for what they are. With more people seemingly more informed on this than before, the real question is what will really change within the next decade to reverse these abuses?
Frankly, I don't think anything will change in the near or long term for the taxpayers this country. The biggest reason this nation have been faltering IS BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE PEOPLE THINK AND DO.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 4:09 pm
The 2 most powerful men in the world are Rothschild and Rockefeller!
 

Hartson Doak (32)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:57 pm
We are indeed growing into a globalized economy. The earth is but ONE country and mankind is it's citizens. The problem is that the Corporations have figured this out. The governments of the world have not. When the governments learn that these businesses are taking advantage of the global loop holes to not pay their own way. Then they will be made to do so. Till then, the little people will be crushed under a huge economic burden.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:48 pm
A lot of you seem to be giving up. We have to elect decent people, not a Bush 'cause his daddy was a Bush. And QUIT electing millionaires, they have no idea of real life. If we elect decent people who will vote in the laws we want. We will stand a chance. WE can tax the hell out of these corporations or get rid of them. They are not irreplaceable. We can have laws that are fair & not trying to screw someone else. This country is FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. DON'T FORGET IT. FIGHT BACK! I don't care if we have to riot, we can't let them enslave us. Everyone has to fight to be free. Americans have grown spoiled, we need to get our fight back.
 

Doug C. (51)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 8:44 pm
I wonder if we could all contribute to fund a hit on Rothchild or the head of the IMF or the World Bank. Perhaps through the petition site.
 

Ray M. (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 9:28 pm
No surprises here. Been happening for years and will never end. They have even more power now with the newly elected corporate prostitutes in the house of representatives. Thanks to the stupid american people who vote them into power. Democracy? NOT!
 

Norm C. (74)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 12:11 am
Alice is right. The last thing we need to do for our kids and theirs is to quit. We have scads of opportunities to stop this. Wisconsin has created an opening. Believe it or not Citizens United has created an opening. The majority of Americans do not like the power exercised by corporations over our lives. We can change this. Find a group in your area that is standing up to the banks, to the tax cheats. If you can't find one locally, start one

MoveOn, US Uncut, The other 98, True Majority, Wellstone Action, Common Cause, Public Campaign, and a lot of others are looking for more people to get involved.

Get off your butt. The future of America depends on you.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 10:11 am
'The Game, the Game, All Glory to It!' (Bach Toccata and Fugue in the background)

Gonna sit right down and enjoy me this game of Roller Ball Murder, sponsored by ENERGY, AGRICULTURE, and LUXURY corporate groups.

(Read William Harrison's book for details.)
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:13 am
Alice - "And QUIT electing millionaires, they have no idea of real life."

Obama and Clinton are both millionaires!
 

Bonnie B. (103)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 6:40 pm
The one good thing about our world-wide economic crisis is that it might, just might get people off their butts and into voting booths and the streets! Thanks, Norm!
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 6:44 pm
The radical ultra-left do this country a considerable disservice in spewing hate against mainstream Republicans and part of the Democrat party. Both groups invariably want to see Wahsington cleaned up. Those radical ulrta-leftists play right into the power brokers' hands by giving them the "divide and conquer" that they need to stay in control.
 

Norm C. (74)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:37 pm
A new stratagem, Hans, Lilith, Paul, Ben, etal.? Suddenly trying to paint yourself as a voice of moderation? Sorry, old boy, we've followed your comments for many months. It's a little late to try to reinvent yourself here. You can come up with a new name and a new avatar, but you can't hide the style.

Firstly, in DC the only Republican I can think of that might truly be a moderate moderate is Dick Lugar, but then there are a lot of GOP reps. I am unfamiliar with. Senators Collins and Snowe might qualify, but I would be far more likely to consider them old-fashioned conservatives that are afraid to buck the radicals. No, radicals is not the right word, the power mad fanatics is more appropriate.

As for Democrats, the only ones we take to task are the ones that sell us out. That is the only reason we take the Republicans to task.

I've seen a lot of progressive commentary around here. I've seen almost no "ultra left" here. In fact, coming as you do from a specific, pretty dogmatic TP view, I doubt you know the difference between moderate and center left and left and ultra left (assuming those labels actually mean anything, which as a general statement they don't).
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Monday April 25, 2011, 9:08 am
@Norm - There is a difference between mainstream members of both parties and the politicians who they supposedly represent. Your broad brush condemnations ignore that fact. It's as though you don't want to see a uniting of the mainstream members of both parties to clean up government.

As to how I gage an ultra left-winger I need to go no further than your comments.
 

Phillip I. (67)
Monday April 25, 2011, 9:15 am
14. July, 1789.
 

Norm C. (74)
Monday April 25, 2011, 11:34 am
Hans, Lilith, Paul, Ben, et. al.

Obviously, you define "mainstream" as something so far removed from the will of the people that your concept applies to the 25 remaining Blue Dogs and ConservaDems like Mark Pryor, Ben Nelson, Mary Landrieu, Kent Conrad, and a couple others. They get your seal of approval ONLY when they are selling out, say Social Security recipients present and future or when they back the Tea Party ignorance. Your problem is that the mainstream of American opionion is so far to the left of just about every person in Congress and the WH as to quality us all in your lexicon as radical ultra left.

Puulleeeeez, do yourself a favor and stop writing your disturbed and delusional pieces of fiction. Many headed trolls such as yourselves are funny to observe twist and writhe in all their intellectual dishonesty.
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Monday April 25, 2011, 2:00 pm
@Norm, the mainstream represents the vast majority of the people, not some leftist radical group whose political beliefs coincide with your own. You insist on excluding the mainstream from your little band of radicals and even deny their existence. Your only counter is to call the thinking of the mainstream disturbed and delusional.

Do yourself a favor and try and expand your horizons past your little clique. There's a whole world of ordinary people. You'd be pleasantly surprised..
 

William Y. (54)
Monday April 25, 2011, 2:40 pm
@Lilith Cohen, yes the mainstream is the vast majority, who do not co-inside with the radical right on KillingSocial security & Medicare, Tax cuts for the wealthy, Defunding Planned Parenthood, and radical pseudo-Christian idiocy. The mainstream is from left of center to right of center, not radical on either side, but to the radical right, right of center is radical left.
 

Ronald N. (3)
Monday April 25, 2011, 3:07 pm
Hi Lilith. Can say I can't agree with you. The Republicans, Tea Party as well as the Democrats have shifted to the right and the "New World Order" is the "Old World Order" of the past. Really the privatization and corporatization as well as the outsourcing has made the American people powerless and diminuative in comparison. Yes, those who have the power to call the "People", the 99.999999% of the American public "radicals" or even non-participants in our democracy, is probably closer to the truth. Not so much that it is true that we are radicals, but we have been disempowered by forces of the corporatocracies. They have manipulated all and have transfered too many to want what the media tells us what we want, yet most got nothing but a deep recession and a system of austerity.

Sadly, this is not the American dream nor what the founders of our country meant for us. Our politicians are chosen by these forces that empower them?? Yes, it's the money and the corporates who decide who is elected into office. You can be best assured that those who have wield the money have the power to transform our politics. Truly, as in the example in some of our districts we don't have many oppositional forces in the House of Representatives. We have "Blue Dogs" and conservatives who are paid handsomely as they receive the bulk of the money by special interests, while small grassroot candidates receive nothing, but a few coins from the grassroot supporters. You can't recognize this because many mainstream has drunk the "Kool Aid" and bought into the system and now finding out that they've been had. Yes, it has been a successul, that the "divide conquer" has overcome many of the American consciousness. We have been too complacent and have allowed those with the power to do as they please. That is why the bulk of the wealth has shifted to a few and one billion dollars / per day finances our war machine by the American taxpayers, while the super wealthy pay no taxes at all! But sadly Americans are given only propaganda that only glorifies the false attributes of the corporates. We are finally seeing the true consciousness arise in places like Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio, whose workers are finally fighting for what they worked for. This isn't going to stop, then you will realize It's more than just a little clique!
 

Norm C. (74)
Monday April 25, 2011, 4:53 pm
Lilith, Hans, Paul, Ben and all you other names,

You can pontificate all you wish to. You can pretend that the country and the world is as you describe it. But none of that makes it true. The concept of reality that you are pushing is a mirage built upon a mountain of BS. Take your BS elsewhere. Take your lies elsewhere.

Your offer rational human beings nothing of substance or value. You are offering only fairytales and nonsense.
 

Lilith Cohen (202)
Monday April 25, 2011, 5:23 pm
@Norm - Squeel all you want. It's obvious that you want nothing to do with the mainstream of America. Who is pulling your puppet strings, CitCo? Why is it that you are incapable of making any rational arguements? Your comments are nothing but hot air by a blow hard. Get a life!
 

Norm C. (74)
Monday April 25, 2011, 7:54 pm
Lilith, Hans,

Not only do you live in your own little bubble of fantasy, you also now are inventing your own spelling?

Another nice try at faux rational, but you seem to be just getting more and more desperate. As in your previous incarnation here as Hans, you never make an argument but demand something that only you are allowed to pass on from everyone else. You're a fraud. "Get thee to a boobyhatch!"
 
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