Kudos to John R. Cobarruvias for his succinct and accurate assessment of the enormous tax windfalls given to corporations and and scions of the ruling class of America ("It all began with Texas," The Daily News, Jan. 10).

Is there a reasonable doubt that we are indeed a fascist nation?

As Mussolini said "Fascism, or corporatism, is the merger of state and corporate interests."

Job well done!

Eric Cravey

Galveston

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Carlos Ponce

You left out the part where the thousands of dollars corporations are giving their workers are just "crumbs" according to Nancy Pelosi.[scared] I'd like to visit Pelosi's bakery.
No proof that Mussolini ever uttered or wrote that phrase in Italian or any language.What he did say was “Corporationism is above socialism and above liberalism. A new synthesis is created. It is a symptomatic fact that the decadence of capitalism coincides with the decadence of socialism. ... Corporative solutions can be applied anywhere.”
Note "liberalism" is spelled with the lower case "l" not to be confused with "Liberalism" in today's American politics."liberalism" places emphasis on individual rights. "Liberalism" in America today has government controlling businesses and corporations, very socialist, communist in nature.
Is there Fascism in America today? Unfortunately yes in the lock step ideology displayed by the intolerant Left. Think of the intolerance towards diversity of ideas on today's college campuses. "Safe zones" run contrary to the concept of free speech, free expression. "Safe zones" are fascist. Fascism runs contrary to the concepts of "I Disapprove of What You Say, But I Will Defend to the Death Your Right to Say It" often attributed to Voltaire.

Jim Forsythe

Did Mussolini say and write the quote? Some say he did, some say he did not .

"In a speech in November 1933 (translated in George Seldes's 1935 Sawdust Caesar, p. 426), Mussolini said, “Corporationism is above socialism and above liberalism. A new synthesis is created. It is a symptomatic fact that the decadence of capitalism coincides with the decadence of socialism. ... Corporative solutions can be applied anywhere.” —"
Mussolini was credited with the text, which Giovanni Gentile probably wrote

Gary Miller

Pelosi's crumbs? $80 a week and a big bonus. Trouble with it is they'll have to pay higher taxes. My Dad used to say he wished he owed $1,000,000 taxes a year. Some companies are consulting with their unions to see if contracts permit bonuses or non contract pay increases. Most union contracts don't.

Emile Pope

Made up garbage...

Emile Pope

"Some companies are consulting with their unions to see if contracts permit bonuses or non contract pay increases. Most union contracts don't." Any proof of this or is just something you made up?

Doyle Beard

being 40 yr union member it was against union policy when I was an active member. its easy to understand why.

Emile Pope

That’s not proof...

Doyle Beard

Whatever Emile .

Jim Forsythe

Since unions work under a contract, they must abide by it. But it can be changed if both parties agree. In in the 70's (when my dad worked for Amoco)  they increase our wage in the middle of the contract. Before they could officially give it to us, we had to agree to it, so the contract could be changed. Both parties must agree to changes.
The same is true for bonuses , they must be voted on and be reflected in the contract as a change . We had bonuses that were part of our contract for many years.
At no time, did we refuse a wage increase or a bonus during the time I was there,33 years for Amoco and bp. It is not so much being against union rules, as the contract has to be changed to reflect the change.

Jarvis Buckley

Gary I remembered very well. My Pop said the very same thing.✌️

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