As of recently, hearing Disney and Biden’s name in the same sentence surrounded the reopening of Magic Kingdom Park’s attraction, The Hall of Presidents. The new 46th President Joe Biden animatronic has been placed inside the attraction to add to the list of animatronics featuring the United States of America Presidents. The timeless attraction is open and welcoming Guests. We are now hearing news of Disney’s recent involvement in something much larger than the Hall of Presidents. Influential corporations of corporate America are launching a massive lobbying blitz to kill key parts of Joe Biden’s Democrat $3.5 trillion economic plan. The Walt Disney Company is present among the major corporations attempting to remove parts of the economic agenda that will cause tax increases and more.
As reported by Washington Post: “A torrent of political groups representing some of the country’s most influential corporations — including ExxonMobil, Pfizer and the Walt Disney Company — are laying the groundwork for a lobbying blitz to stop Congress from enacting significant swaths of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion economic agenda. The emerging opposition appears to be vast, spanning drug manufacturers, big banks, tech titans, major retailers and oil-and-gas giants. In recent weeks, top Washington organizations representing these and other industries have started strategizing behind the scenes, seeking to scuttle key elements in Democrats’ proposed overhaul to federal health care, education and safety net programs. Among the most active is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is starting to put together an economy-wide coalition to coordinate the fight against the still forming economic package, including its significant price tag, policy scope and potential for tax increases.”
While Disney, Pfizer and Exxon declined to comment on Biden’s economic agenda, Jessica Boulanger, a spokeswoman for the Business Roundtable, said in a statement it is engaged in “a significant, multifaceted campaign” to stop tax hikes and would “continue to ramp up our efforts in the coming weeks.”
We know Disney is a massive corporation, but sometimes like to think that all the magical Pixie Dust separates Disney from politics. In the situation, however, Disney is stepping up to fight against the Biden administration agenda which doesn’t seem to meet Disney’s needs. To read the full scope of the story, visit Washington Post.