Common Dreams: In 2023, It’s Time to End Corporate Tax Giveaways
“As 2022 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year behind us, and set goals for the year ahead. As state lawmakers, there’s no shortage of dreams and aspirations we have for the communities we are honored to serve. But there is one New Year’s Resolution that all states and political parties can get behind that would benefit all our constituents: ending corporate tax giveaways,” write Florida State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani and Maryland Delegate David Moon in Common Dreams.
“Unfortunately, state lawmakers across the country face a prisoners’ dilemma. We feel forced to participate in corporate giveaways because nearly every state does. States are pitted against each other by multinational corporations seeking the biggest tax giveaways. As Good Jobs First reports, Kansas’ $800M megadeal with Panasonic and Georgia’s $1.5 subsidy package are just two examples, but these deals are everywhere. Negotiations are also often kept secret, keeping the public in the dark until the contract is signed. Without tax transparency, we don’t even have the data to make informed decisions for our constituents.”
Read the full Op-Ed here.