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DEFENDERS OF CORPORATE WELFARE, ARISE

December 21, 2005

The TaxProf has links to the briefs in the Cuno case now before the Supreme Court. As a public choice theorist would predict, the proponents of taxing existing businesses to lure and subsidize their competitors are legion. Professor Caron's list of those filing Amici briefs in favor of corporate welfare:

    * AlphaGenics, Inc., Greater Baltimore Technology Council, 
MdBio, Inc., Technology Council of Maryland, Upsate Venture 
Association of New York, Inc., and 20/20 Genesytems, Inc.
    * Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
    * City of New York
    * Council on State Taxation and National Association of 
Manufacturers
    * Ford and GM
    * National Governors Association, National league of 
Cities, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Council
of State Governments, National Association of Counties, 
National Conference of State Legislators, U.S. Conference 
of Mayors, Government Finance Officers Association, and 
International City/County Management Association
    * Nissan
    * Pacific Legal Foundation
    * Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
    * Tax Foundation
    * The Right Place, Inc. and the City of Grand Rapids, MI
    * Thirty-Four States (AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HA, 
ID, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NV, NY, ND, OK, 
OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI)
    * Washington Legal Foundation
    * Wayne County, MI

The complete list of those filing Amici briefs opposing corporate welfare:

It seems the plunderers are better-organized than the plundered.

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