I think that we can agree that corporations are to Republicans what unions are to Democrats.
No. It's that unions are the largest liberal financiers of elections. People specifically go after unions for this reason, and their motives are highly suspect.
Using this logic, it seems simple enough that if you don't like a corporation, you can boycott them. If you don't like a union, what are your recourses? Is your only decision to quit your job, or to continue to pay dues without being in the union?
I find this amusing. Conservatives speak until they are red in the face about standing on your own, or the ability to find a job in any environment. I've dealt with shitty unions before. It's not like moving to another job, or starting your own business, is a completely alien experience.
How do I boycott federally funded corporations like Fox News, Koch Industries, KBR, Halibourton, BP, Rush Limbaugh? My tax
money goes to these people. The only way out of this is leaving the country, but conservatives are pretty silent when it comes to the corporate welfare gem.
Even ignoring that, how do I know, when I buy any given product, which corporations are behind it, without a metric fuckton of research? The solution here isn't boycotting. A blacklist is too narrow. What's probably going to be needed is a more whitelist-friendly situation.
The only real method I can think of is to make it easier to start small businesses, though I'd love to hear any other suggestions.
Well that's easy
1) Provide universal healthcare. This is the number one reason why Republicans in power are opposed to universal care in this country - because it would lead to an increase in entrepreneurship, as people would, in fact, save up a bit of cash, leave their jobs and strike out on their own. My first business failed for many compound reasons - but if it wasn't for my health, there would be no donation bar on Elliquiy.
2) Remove sales taxes. This is especially crippling on people who start businesses, especially in service industries. It directly impedes cash flow at the lowest brackets of society, where money moves fastest, and people like me get stuck paying sales tax twice, because we have to charge it on the value of our services, and again when we pay for the goods we need to live.
...actually, as a general case, that's about it. There are situations where individual industries have set up various protectionist rackets around themselves, but those are individual cases and should be addressed as needed. Germany also gives ~$30k to start a business in a recession, which is good, but I don't think it's necessary. Still, compare German and US unemployment, and consider who fudges the figures more.