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ICYMI: Rubio: Corporations That Undermine American Values Don’t Deserve GOP Support

Apr 26, 2021 | Press Releases

Corporations that undermine American values don’t deserve GOP support
By U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
April 26, 2021
New York Post

“What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.” This was a ­defining American ­adage in the last century, because it was true: US corporations helped to make our country the most prosperous in the history of the world. But with the profits came a corporate duty to care for the strength of the nation and its citizens. 

That bargain has broken down. Many in corporate America feel no obligation to act in the best interest of our country. 

Historically, corporate America played an integral role in building thriving communities, stable families and a strong nation.


US companies made a comfortable lifestyle available to millions of working- and middle-class Americans… 

But somewhere along the line, corporations began prioritizing short-term financial windfalls and ruthless offshoring. 

Corporate America began to view these good jobs, families, communities and even the nation as an afterthought. American workers of all backgrounds suffered as a result. Corporate greed annihilated an entire way of life. 

Then a culture shift followed. It became trendy for executives to view themselves as “citizens of the world.” Love of country, free speech and traditional faith and other bedrock American ideals became unfashionable.

Today, corporate America routinely flexes its power to humiliate politicians if they dare support traditional values at all. 

These hypocrites want to have it both ways: to coast off everything that makes America the most business-friendly country in the world, while moving good jobs out of our nation and waging a merciless war against traditional values. 

But increasingly, the bill is coming due. More politicians are realizing what I understand: As our corporate leaders care less and less about the strength of our nation, the policy advice they give lawmakers makes less and less sense for our country. 

No policymaker would allow a company to dump toxic waste into a river upstream of a thriving town he is charged with governing. Yet corporate America eagerly dumps woke, toxic nonsense into our culture, and it’s only gotten more destructive with time. These campaigns will be met with the same strength that any other polluter should expect. 

Our nation needs a thriving private economy. And patriotic business leadership has historically underwritten the American Dream. But lawmakers who have been asleep at the wheel for too long, especially within my own party, need to wake up. America’s laws should keep our nation’s corporations firmly ordered to our national common good. 

The work of rebuilding — and rebalancing — the relationship between our nation and its large corporations begins today. 
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