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Distribution of answers submitted by Democrats.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Oct 31, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Corporate Mega Mergers
In October 2016 AT&T announced that it intended to buy Time Warner Cable for $84.5 billion. The merger would create one of the biggest media companies in the history of the U.S. The announcement sparked criticism from Congressional Democrats and Republicans who argued that huge corporate mergers create monopolies which prevent competition. Since President Obama took office his administration has prevented several mega-mergers from taking place including Sprint and T-Mobile, AT&T and T-Mobile and Allergan and Pfizer. In 2015 $3.8 trillion dollar’s worth of mergers and acquisitions occurred which made it the largest year for corporate consolidation in the history of the U.S. Proponents of mergers argue that the government should not interfere with corporations and the free market should be allowed to run its own course. See recent Corporate Mega Mergers news
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Yes, if the merged corporation would have more than 30% of the market share for non-essentials, but essentials such as food, medical equipment, and medicine should be regulated to no more than 10% and existing mega corporations should be broken up. 11 months ago from a Democrat in Cheney, KS
The government should consider the impact, rather than having a hard and fast rule. 11 months ago from a Democrat in Fitchburg, MA
Regulate it. 11 months ago from a Democrat in Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government (balance), TN