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The tax bill advertised by Republicans as a Christmas gift to the American people is in fact a gift to the Global Corporate CEOs and other such executives on incentive compensation plans.  The most favored of this group are the executives of the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) with Lockheed Martin at the top.  Their gifts – to transition from multi-millionaires to billionaires.

The earlier 10% increase in military spending specially benefited MIC executives and their Carlyle Group directors.  The cut in the corporate income tax rate will probably increase their compensation at a generous multiple of the percentage which that cut represents to the increase in corporate net income and rate of return on equity.

Lockheed Martin is the best case study because of James Comey's service there as general counsel and, concurrently Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform.  Comey engineered the 2010 Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court.  Citizens United was the basis for unlimited secret corporate funding to purchase control of the reapportionment and redistricting process for the next decade.  That gave them practically certain Republican control of the U.S. House for the decade.  Comey was then as FBI Director the  point man for the MIC at each critical phase of the 2016 Presidential and Senatorial elections upon which control of the White House, Senate and Supreme Court pivoted.

Clifford O. Arnebeck, Jr. 
Public Interest Attorney