WOW!!!! The reaction here to my idea that we need a national policy for a national problem seems to be one of knee jerk ranting and raving. I am accused of wanting to abolish Federalism. I am accused of being a socialist. Amazing.
I never realized that accepting that we are one nation, like the Pledge of Allegiance maintains, was such a radical belief. Bringing all of America under the same ban on giving corporations and businesses unfair tax breaks is only consistent with the 14th Amendment of the USA. The Supreme Court has ruled - and has done so very recently in the Citizens United case - that corporations are persons are entitled to the Constitutional protections of rights that persons are entitled to. So let us extend the protections of the 14th Amendment to them as well. Let us extend to all corporations the EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW. No company, co corporation, no business can have an unfair advantage extended by the government as it would violate other corporations equal protection of the laws.