Now see there, MC ..... you KNOW this is a subject that really gets my blood to boiling!! Are you just trying to ruin my weekend before it even gets started good??
This article brings up a lot of good points ... but, all-in-all, I think people need to understand that the main, biggest, and bottom-line reason that corporate america gets away with the rape, pillage and plunder of the American public and our economy is because of straight-up CORRUPTION at the political/governmental level ... i.e., major corporations PAYING OFF political politicians (on both sides of the aisle) to the tune of MILLIONS (if not BILLIONS) of dollars to enact and protect "laws" that make sure that "they" (the corporations) not only keep what they have ... but also to take what we've got to add to their riches!!
Besides not having a president who will - let alone CAN - do anything to stop the kind of dirty, underhanded, under-the-table political payoffs that make sure that corporate entities keep politicians in their back pockets .... (and I'm not just talking about our current President ... but, ALL past and future presidents to come!!) ... the current crop of career/lifer politicians who are living high on the taxpayer- and corporate- hog are SO bought and paid for that there will NEVER be any political will to "threaten" them into a compliance of fair taxation.
That's just a pipe dream. And no type of any REAL or responsible corporate economic reform will (probably) EVER come from ANY government-type action on the part of bribe-taking politicians. That's like asking a fox to guard your hen house!! And having some type of (un)real(istic) expectation that you will find more than a bunch of flying feathers there when you return the next morning!!
Until THE PEOPLE revolt against being used and abused by corporate piracy ... and decide to wipe out ALL of the current class of sitting professional-politician Congressional representatives on the corporate payroll .... AND ... replace them with not-yet-corrupted replacements willing to walk in the door and IMMEDIATELY implement a political correction to the current system of PAY-TO-PLAY politics ... BEFORE they, too, are bought and sold by the deep pockets of corporate interests ...there will be no help in sight for us.
Either we HELP ourselves ... or there won't be any comin'!! Period. Not from "the government." Not from the/a/any sitting President. And definitely not from the "goodness of the heart" of corporate America in any shape, fashion or form.