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Michael Bennet (D)

• Supported $300 billion increase in investment in small businesses
• Supports $12 billion tax cut for small businesses
• Supports small business growth as the moving force in the economy
• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Hard stance on corporations and enforcing worker rights
• Will not accept corporate PAC donations for his campaign
• Supports artificial intelligence regulation
• Require tech platforms to disclose more information about who's purchasing political ads online

Joe Biden (D)

• Raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%
• Hold corporations accountable in terms of worker's rights and privileges
• Reduce tax breaks given to top executives in companies
• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Strengthen enforcement of antitrust laws to protect small and medium-sized farmers
• Expand access to credit for small businesses
• Will not accept corporate PAC, lobbyist, or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign

Cory Booker (D)

• Lower corporate tax rate and close loopholes
• Supports minority businesses
• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Will not accept corporate PAC or lobbyist donations for his campaign
• Appoint judges that will enforce antitrust laws
• Require companies to study and address biases that get built into algorithms on their platforms and products, potentially leading to discriminatory outcomes
• Place a moratorium on future agricultural mergers and acquisitions until Congress can pass legislation ensuring antitrust laws "are tailored to today's markets"

Pete Buttigieg (D)

• Pass strict regulations on predatory lenders
• Strengthen antitrust standards
• Supports protection of rights over your own data
• Empower the FTC to intervene in anti-competitive behavior among tech companies, such as by blocking mergers
• Will not accept corporate PAC, lobbyist, or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign

Julián Castro (D)

• Reverse the Trump tax cuts, raising the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 35%
• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Will not accept super PAC or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign

John Delaney (D)

• Raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 27% to fund infrastructure
• Raise capital gains tax on big businesses but lower it for smaller businesses
• Supports regulating big tech companies like Google and Facebook to address their monopolistic power
• Develop national strategy to address artificial intelligence to ensure minimal job disruption
• Require tech platforms to disclose more information about who's purchasing political ads online
• Gives consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information, to request that their data be deleted, and to request that companies disclose what information gets collected on them
• Redesign regulations to address the concentration of power in the farm economy
• Will not accept corporate PAC money for his campaign

Tulsi Gabbard (D)

• Target offshore tax havens and other methods used by corporations to reduce their U.S. tax liabilities
• Supports breaking up big tech companies like Google and Facebook
• Will not accept PAC, lobbyist, or fossil fuel industry donations for her campaign

Amy Klobuchar (D)

• Raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 25%
• Close loopholes that encourage U.S. companies to move jobs and operations overseas
• Establish a financial risk fee on largest banks
• Renew efforts to prevent another financial crisis by restoring the stature of the Office of Financial Research
• Prosecute payday lenders that engage in predatory practices
• Companies should be taxed for sharing user data, with the revenue being returned to citizens as a dividend
• Will not accept corporate PAC, lobbyist, or fossil fuel industry donations for her campaign
• Supports regulating Facebook's data practices
• Supports investigating big tech companies first to determine further actions
• Strengthen antitrust legislation relating to agricultural monopolies and mergers
• Require tech platforms to disclose more information about who's purchasing political ads online
• Require publicly traded companies to disclose all political spending over $10,000 to their shareholders

Deval Patrick (D)

• Will accept corporate PAC donations for his campaign

Bernie Sanders (D)

• Place an extra tax on companies that pay their top executives over 50 times more than their typical workers
• Target offshore tax havens and other methods used by corporations to reduce their U.S. tax liabilities
• End subsidies to large corporations
• In favor of breaking up big banks and big tech
• Close tax loopholes that benefit the wealthy and large corporations
• Support small and medium American businesses by providing them with the low-interest loans
• Will not accept corporate PAC or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign
• Break up big agriculture monopolies

Tom Steyer (D)

• Harness innovation and promote competition by reviewing and enforcing existing — and
considering new — antitrust regulations
• Supports decreasing the power that corporations have over politics
• Close tax loopholes for corporations
• Will not accept corporate PAC or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign
• Should not violate the right to clean air and water for self-profit

Donald Trump (R)

• Wants to prevent companies from leaving the U.S.
• Cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%
• Supports breaking up and fining big tech companies
• Will accept PAC donations for his campaign

Joe Walsh (R)

• Favors cutting the corporate tax rate

Elizabeth Warren (D)

• Trickle-down economics does not exist and overturns the working regulations that FDR put in place
• Empower state and federal regulators to punish executives found liable for privacy violations
• Impose a 7% tax on corporate profits over $100 million
• Supports breaking up and regulating big tech companies like Google and Facebook
• Break up big agriculture monopolies
• Legally require big American corporations to focus on the long-term interests of all of their stakeholders — including workers — rather than on the short-term financial interests of investors
• Will not accept corporate PAC, lobbyist, or fossil fuel industry donations for her campaign
• Supports artificial intelligence regulation
• Strengthen rules on capital, liquidity, leverage, and resolution-planning for big banks
• Put private equity firms responsible for the debts and pension obligations of companies they buy
• Eliminate the ability of private equity firms to pay themselves large monitoring fees and limit their ability to pay out dividends to themselves
• Change the tax rules so that private equity firms don’t get favorable tax rates on the debt they put on the companies they buy and on the profits they earn
• Stop corporations from promoting fake research (often funded by undisclosed donors) and hold them accountable for lying to regulators

Bill Weld (R)

• Decrease regulations on corporations
• Will accept PAC donations for his campaign

Marianne Williamson (D)

• Reverse the Trump tax cuts, raising the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 35%
• Big corporations threaten the well being of Americans by having no ethical consideration for them
• Supports breaking up big tech companies like Google and Facebook
• Close the loopholes that give big breaks to big business
• Enforce antitrust laws so that small businesses have a chance to succeed
• Will not accept corporate PAC or fossil fuel industry donations for her campaign
• Change the agricultural, environmental, and chemical industry to address the root cause of chronic disease and obesity

Andrew Yang (D)

• Introduce a 10% value-added tax on corporations
• Staple goods would be taxed at a lower rate or excluded while luxury goods would face a higher rate
• Supports breaking up big tech companies like Google and Facebook
• Federal government should prevent corporations from shopping around to see which states can offer them the best tax breaks
• Supports artificial intelligence regulation
• Users should have property rights to their data, allowing them to opt out of data collection, see if a website has information on them, request for their data to be deleted, and move it to another site
• Will not accept corporate PAC, weapon manufacturer, or fossil fuel industry donations for his campaign