RuralOrganizing.org Applauds the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy
Today, President Biden unveiled an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy designed to break the hold of corporate monopolies - an especially important issue for rural America.
The following is a statement from Matt Hildreth, Executive Director of RuralOrganizing.org:
Since our inception, RuralOrganizing.org has pushed for aggressive action to take on the corporate monopolies that have rigged the system in rural communities. Our extensive polling of rural voters consistently found this has been an important issue for rural voters, impacting small business and family farmers alike. Today, President Biden took a major step in the right direction with the new executive order to address competition and rein in monopolies.
As the President said, “Fair competition is what made America the wealthiest, most innovative nation in history.” The operative word there is “fair.” In rural America, we welcome competition. Fair competition. But Wall Street and massive corporations have rigged the system and obliterated any sense of fairness. As a result, wages have stagnated, well paying jobs are harder to come by, and daily our expenses have continued to increase.
Today marks another important step forward in the Biden administration's commitment to rural communities, building on the American Rescue Plan. We thank the President and strongly urge him and House and Senate Democrats to keep moving the country forward by passing the provisions of the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan.
The mission of RuralOrganizing.org is to rebuild a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. Follow us on Twitter @RuralOrganizing.