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Distribution of answers submitted by Republicans.
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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End of lobbying confirmed, then legislation should be removed that benefits the larger established corporations and stifles start-up companies. That way the market will manage itself as the small guy can offer a cost effective solution free from endless... 2 years ago from a Republican in Babb, MT
Success is success. This is America the land of opportunity so if someone does really well for themselves then great! They shouldn't be limited or further taxed. 2 years ago from a Republican in Mount Vernon, VA
Yes if the merged corporations would have more than 75% of the market share. 2 years ago from a Republican in Akron, OH
No, its already happening. 2 years ago from a Republican in Edmond, OK
Merged corporations which monopolize the market share should have the onus put on them by government to show that they are providing responsible self regulation which benefits the public. 2 years ago from a Republican in Youngstown, NY
I believe that in industries such as manufacturing, mining, basically anything industrial, there are sufficient regulations in place. Other industries such as telecommunications aren't nearly as regulated. Intervention may be necessary to prevent... 2 years ago from a Republican in Garden Grove, FL
Antitruts laws are already in place to protect consumers. 2 years ago from a Republican in Garden Grove, FL
It should be evaluated on a case by case basis. 2 years ago from a Republican in Hales Corners, WI