Ted Cruz lets the cat out of the bag?

I don’t subscribe to the WSJ so I can’t read the whole thing. There is more on twitter, but I don’t think we’re supposed to start threads with tweets.

In a column, cruz said:

In a Wall Street Journal column last week, Cruz warned that CEOs opposing Republican threats to voting rights will be excluded from his party’s pay-to-play legislative operation — because they’re no longer conservative enough for the GOP.

For example, Republicans will stop accepting donations in exchange for “looking the other way” when corporate bigwigs dodge taxes, Cruz wrote in a stunningly honest admission of his party’s current modus operandi.

“This time,” he wrote, “we won’t look the other way on Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed. This time, when Major League Baseball lobbies to preserve its multibillion-dollar antitrust exception, we’ll say no thank you. This time, when Boeing asks for billions in corporate welfare, we’ll simply let the Export-Import Bank expire.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-walter-shaub-republicans_n_608f1ca7e4b0c15313f54bc2

…so, he’s admitting that GOP policy regarding corporations who make donations to the GOP is not based on what is good for the country, but rather, what is good for the corp. If he is of the opinion that those policies should just be reversed on a whim, then all the excuses for these policies - trickle down, keeping jobs in the US, etc… - are just bogus.

Pretty remarkable admission really.

But just the republicans. Is it ok to assume that when this “looking the other way” does happen with the current majority power - it is for the same reason?

And it will.

I never thought I’d see honesty in politics…or should I more accurately say, dishonest honesty? Now lemme guess, the OP doesn’t think this goes on with Demorats…amirite? :sunglasses: :tumbler_glass:

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How does our assertion square with the current Dem proposal to raise corporate taxes?

He is trying to pull a reverse Atlas Shrugged.

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Currently, the Ds are trying to raise the minimum wage and increase corporate taxes. Hard to see how that is currency in a quid quo pro with corporate donors.

I for one welcome his newfound zeal in going after corporations who owe back taxes.

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God, I hate that book. Just so hard to read.

What is a reverse Atlas Shrugged?

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“Proposal”. “Back taxes”

Kabuki

“He” who?

What difference does the rate make if they owe?

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I doubt it’s real.

If Atlas Shrugging is the captains of industry who hold up the world stepping back and letting the world fall into socialist chaos… Cruz is suggesting that the captains of industry who have enjoyed the government largess that he has fought for because they paid him to will be forced to support the socialist chaos… unless they don’t want to be woke anymore.

This whole thing is one of the great self owns.

Is Cruz up to one self own a month now?

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I don’t understand your response.

So you think corporations are donating money to dems so they can raise their tax rate?

He’s such a nit wit.

He thinks he can position himself as like the smart version of Donald Trump. He just doesn’t get it. He’s not likable. His ideas at being likable go over like a wet fart in church.

He should stick to playing the ‘intelligent and principled conservative…I’m not trying to be popular’ guy.

I think corporations aren’t paying their taxes at any rate.

Read what Cruz is saying again.

Has the corporate tax rate been raised?

No, so they can get regulatory policy that locks out small competitors.

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Just this morning I heard Kennedy say he agrees with the idea administrations push to end one kind of loop hole re: intellectual property. Sounds like he thinks the Ds are trying to stop loopholes.