California bill would wipe out independent and private businesses
This is an announcement from www.FreedomAdvocates.org September 4, 2011
Say “No” to Buddies and Beneficiaries, Governor Must VETO B Lab’s AB 361
Contributions to this report from Stephen Poole and Wynne Coleman.
There are big bills pending in California right now that will ultimately wipe out independent and private businesses. One of them is AB 361 which establishes “California B Corp Benefit Corporations,” a program for buddies and beneficiaries who agree to advance the principles of Sustainable Development and Agenda 21.
The vehicle for passing this bill is California B Corp AB 361. It has already passed the California Senate and Assembly. It’s on its way for the Governor to sign but there is still time to veto it.
Because B Corps are legally recognized by government for their willingness to undertake Agenda 21 Sustainable objectives, state and local entities will be encouraged to allow these companies to go to the front of the line for licenses, permits and tax incentives. The companies that refuse to become benefit corporations will have to wait.
As more companies allow themselves to be “certified” or rated by third party entities (such as B Lab) for their pro-sustainability practices, the pro-sustainability companies will be given incentives to work with others of like mind and will come to favor each other (sort of like a brotherhood of businesses). Those who do not practice sustainability will be excluded. You don’t need to peruse it, just skim down the pages of this B Lab – B Corps 2011 Annual Report and you will see how the B Corps are already working with each other and cheering each other on.
Of course, eventually, it will be the big companies that get the favors from government by going along with Agenda 21 sustainability practices, including the idea of benefit corporations. These favors would not only be in the form of tax breaks or incentives, but also include special permissions to build on or set up business in prime locations. Large companies have the financial means to implement the agenda on a large scale that the little companies may not be able to accomplish. Corporate monopolies will result.
Government uses these elite businesses to accomplish their social engineering ideals and also to acquire more power without having to answer to voters.
Recently it was announced that Green Plus – Institute for Sustainable Development, is offering small rural business ways to become certified in sustainable practices so they can qualify for business loans and other programs. This is another way some businesses, even small ones, think they can profit from going sustainable.
Stephen Poole has written a comprehensive 4 part article entitled,
Benefit Corporations: Expansion of the Public-Private Fascist State, Part 1 Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Wynne Coleman has a one page article on B Lab with easy links to explore for other States involvement and also a commentary on the connections between Benefit Corporations, Public Private Partnerships, Sustainable Development and U.N. Agenda 21,
B Labs Benefit Corporations Won’t Benefit You
There are national groups promoting these corporations in many states. To see the list of States, including California, where B Corp legislation has been proposed or passed go to: http://www.bcorporation.net/publicpolicy
If Governor Brown signs this legislation it will be a giant step into the unknown. The text of the bill doesn’t even try to define what the standards will be — only that there will be standards, and that those standards ARE NOT subject to the approval of the voters but instead a yet-to-be-named “third party.” In short, the governor should not sign into law a bill that has the potential to give economic carte blanche to a group or organization that the public has neither vetted nor approved.
Say “No” to Buddies and Beneficiaries.
The Governor must VETO B Lab’s AB 361.
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