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Hawley targets Disney, writes “It's time to end economic handouts for woke corporations”

by Paul Goldberg
Hawley targets Disney, writes "It's time to end economic handouts for woke corporations"

In a new Op-Ed for Fox News, Senator Hawley targets Disney, writing “it’s time to end economic handouts for woke corporations.”

Hawley writes in the piece:

Big business is no friend to conservatives—that’s been clear for years. And it’s increasingly no friend to America.

In the postwar era just a few decades ago, many corporate leaders could honestly say that they loved this country. Now that seems a stretch.

Today’s multinationals have embraced a toxic blend of offshoring and woke politics, selling out American workers even as they attack American values. But conservatives don’t have to take this behavior any longer.

You could see the mask slip back in 2015, when big companies started bullying states into backing down from efforts to protect Americans’ religious liberties.

Seven years later—under pressure from activist employees and investors—big business’s priorities now apparently extend to voter ID laws, abortion, and sex education classes for younger and younger children, to name just a few examples.

That wasn’t always the case. In days gone by, the companies themselves mostly stayed out of social debates. After all, as Michael Jordan famously quipped, “Republicans buy sneakers too.”

But today, the highest levels of American industry have become virtually unrecognizable.

CEOs now regularly release jargon-heavy statements denouncing conservative social policies across the board. One Disney higher-up even bragged recently about “adding queerness” to children’s programming wherever she could.

At the same time, these firms are more than happy to pander to Chinese censors to avoid losing access to a lucrative market.

Whenever there’s a whiff of political pushback to all this, a legion of D.C. lobbyists immediately descends to regurgitate the same tired talking points. Inevitably, the lobby groups complain that any consequences for woke corporations, no matter how marginal, will devastate the American economy.

We’re told that the relationship between business and the right is a one-way street: companies can say and do whatever they want, no matter how destructive to conservative principles, and Republicans—simply because they’re Republicans and ostensibly “business-friendly”—need to be OK with it.

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