Many of America’s biggest companies talk a lot about how much they care about democracy and voting rights. And they should – these corporations have done exceedingly well under our democratic system. But too many of them are professing their support for democracy while taking actions that undermine it.
Many of America’s biggest corporations say they value democracy. But how well does their rhetoric match their actions? Our investigative researchers at Accountable.US took a comprehensive look at America’s 100 largest companies by total annual revenue and graded them on their support for voting rights, our electoral process, and our democracy.
If you follow big money in politics, you’ve probably heard the name Barre Seid pop up over the last few days. Seid was – until recently – the sole owner of Tripp Lite, a $1.65 billion dollar electronics manufacturer that makes surge protectors and power strips, as well as server racks, computer cooling equipment, and other devices.
Following passage in Congress of President Biden’s widely popular, cost-lowering, deficit-reducing, corporate greed containing Inflation Reduction Act over the objection of all Congressional conservatives, government watchdog Accountable.US released the following statement.
Report: Private Equity Firms That Bought Up Single Family Homes Have Spent Nearly $12M Lobbying Against Affordable Housing Reforms
Government watchdog Accountable.US released a new analysis finding several private equity and investment firms that have aggressively bought up single-family homes since the 2008 Financial Crisis have spent nearly $12 million lobbying against housing reforms that would impact their bottom lines.
Americans know our government doesn’t work for most of us. It works for the benefit of the well-off, and well-connected.
The ultra-wealthy take advantage of tax loopholes that aren’t available to most Americans. The biggest corporations lobby for policies that hurt consumers, workers, and small businesses.
In advance of the Biden administration’s meeting with Big Oil executives tomorrow to discuss high gas prices, Accountable.US provided critical context, pointing to record oil industry profits and massive payouts to already wealthy industry executives and shareholders.
Conservative Lawmakers That Failed to Sink Key Shipping Reform Bill Took Over $300K From Sea Transport Industry
The sea transport industry has donated over $300,000 to the 42 Republican Members of Congress who voted against the bill that will help lower costs for working families.
The ten largest publicly traded apartment companies by number of units all raised rent prices and collectively saw their total 2021 fiscal year net incomes soar by 57% to nearly $5 billion.