Words: Kucinich advocates breaking up monopolies in agriculture, utilities, energy, and all companies where “restraint of trade is causing Americans to pay higher prices and get inferior products”. He is also opposed to no-bid contracts. Kucinich feels that democracy fails without corporate regulation and advocates a “separation of corporations and state”.
Actions: Kucinich voted AGAINST a bankruptcy overhaul require partial debt repayment (2001), AGAINST replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140 billion in new breaks (2004), and FOR allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation (2007). The US Chamber of Commerce has given him a rating of 15%.