January 27, 2010

Lobbying clout stifles a taxpayer-friendly program

By CREW Staff

If you want a good example of how corporate lobbying clout can block a good idea from gaining traction, check out this post at CREW's Corporate Crackdown site.

It explains how California's taxpayer-friendly ReadyReturn program has been stifled by companies that profit from selling tax-preparation software.

The mission of CREW's Corporate Crackdown project is to hold accountable corporations that unduly influence government officials, overcharge taxpayers, engage in unethical practices, or sacrifice the public good for private earnings.

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