Bully, how old is this movie? YEP! since then, Republicans/conservatives turned out to be zombies. Now, Republicans/conservatives don't believe in;
- Telling the truth,
- A working government,
- An America we can do better,
- In success of this country,
So, the Republicans/conservatives in short few decades become the people who believed in science, facts, believing in fellow citizens to total zombies.... I wish I knew the date for the movie to calculate how long did it take Repubs/conservative to loose all of their logic and brain functions.
Bully, one thing is in your favor is that your vote...still counts equal to another who has logic and brain functions. So, show us that you can still reason by supporting something logical.. I am sure you also believe in transparency...
On Monday night, the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond caught fire and more than 80 firefighters from the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Rodeo, Hercules, Moraga and Orinda fought the blaze for five hours before it was extinguished.¹ Does Chevron pay enough state taxes to cover this huge public expense? What about the cost to taxpayers for the more than 300 local residents who went to the hospital for toxic smoke inhalation?
The bill would require California's biggest, publicly-owned corporations to report how much they pay in state taxes and for that data to be put on a publicly searchable website. All of these corporations already report far more detailed information to the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., but that data isn't broken down by state. AB 2439 would cost corporations nothing, but it would go a long way toward helping us evaluate our tax laws.
Of course, corporate lobbyists are crying about the bill, pretending it will lead to "persecution" of California's biggest, publicly-owned corporations like Apple, Google, AT&T, and PG&E. Are you kidding me? This is a matter of transparency and developing the best possible public policy for California. California politics is dominated by debates over how to solve our budget problems, but how can we solve them if we're flying blind?
According to the Legislative Analyst's Office, corporate profits are “booming” in California, but corporate tax collections are 6 percent below estimates, leading to further cuts to schools and vital services.² We need this data. Any elected official that opposes the measure is standing in the way of common sense transparency and pandering to corporate campaign donors.
Yours in the fight for a better California,
Eddie Kurtz, Director of Campaigns