ICYMI: Reverse Robin Hood Cooper Effort Gains Momentum

Oct 25, 2017 by AFP

Two weeks ago, we launched a new online campaign, Reverse Robin Hood Cooper, to shed light on Gov. Cooper’s corporate welfare schemes that take money from taxpayers to give to well-connected businesses.

People are already taking notice.

Last week, our efforts were highlighted in this article.

WRAL.com asked how State Director Donald Bryson felt about corporate welfare in North Carolina. “It’s just a terrible trend where what you have are really special sweetheart deals to move to some of the most politically connected areas,” he responded.

Learn more about our effort at ReverseRobinHoodCooper.com, and sign the petition at the bottom of the page.

Corporate welfare goes beyond Gov. Cooper. This recent article says that “In the wake of the 2008 recession, about four of every 10 of the jobs state officials hoped to lure to North Carolina with the promise of millions in taxpayer money failed to materialize.”

As Bryson put it, “The government just doesn’t have enough knowledge to figure out what is a good investment and what’s not a good investment. How do we know we’re investing in the right company?” Nevertheless, some companies like Credit Suisse continue to get tens of millions in taxpayer money as part of North Carolina’s corporate welfare programs.

And that’s just the beginning of the story. Visit ReverseRobinHoodCooper.com to learn more!