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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    New Mexico to end food stamp supplement | New Mexico Independent

    Well, it's official, New Mexico would rather Rich People get Tax Breaks then elderly people and the poor eat.
    Let the disabled and elderly get help from their local communities. The federal government shouldn’t be in the business of feeding people.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Irrelevant even if true, and you haven't proven it.
    Proven what?

    Look, what is the reason for the hard economic times right now? It's not entitlements, it's the banking sector and the big businesses that invested, traded, and short-changed in an unsustainable manner.

    Yet it is the poor who are being attacked - the OP is exhibit A. Our government seems to have no problem reducing social services and programs, but I don't see the corporate tax rate increasing. In fact, failing businesses get bailouts.

    It's unfortunate that many conservatives are so quick to applaud what New Mexico is doing, but corporate socialism gets a free pass, or, at best, a weak criticism.

    I am mainly just pissed off that the institutions who SHOULD be the pariahs right now are instead reclining comfortably out of the limelight, and politicians are still playing chess with populations that experience bare-bones poverty.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

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    They have other top 10 links you can look at...not once did I notice the Salvation Army in any of em.
    Yeah...Im sure the University of Miami is helping people in every major city throughout the country. Hell...we are tripping over them as an aid provider...

    From your website...

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Notice how New Mexico cuts off the disabled and elderly, but not the younger, healthier population. Is that really what's happened here or have I misread the article?

    If so, that's an interesting situation since the elderly and disabled can't take to the streets while the younger, healthier foodstamp recipients could. I wonder if that was a decisive move they made to prevent food riots or if I'm just reading too much into this.
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Our government seems to have no problem reducing social services and programs, but I don't see the corporate tax rate increasing. In fact, failing businesses get bailouts.
    One only increases tax rates on things one wants less of. So if you prefer fewer jobs then increase the tax rates on businesses. If you prefer job creation then reduce all tax rates. Oh, and reverse this insane notion tht the poor should not pay income taxes. They should. It gives them a reason to distrust government.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Which line item in the budget should I look for to see how much money the government is giving to wealthy corporations?

    Geez, maybe conservatives need to find out what their leaders are doing. How does the GOP manage to keeps its constituents so uninformed?

    Corporate welfare is a term describing a government's bestowal of money grants, tax breaks, or other special favorable treatment on corporations or selected corporations.



    Two Republicans stood by their vows to end the federal subsidies of Big Oil, but in the end, it wasn't enough. The rest of the Senate GOP voted to allow the largest oil companies to keep their taxpayer handouts even as they post near-record profits.

    Senators voted 52-48 on Tuesday to block a bill that would have stripped the oil companies of more than $20 billion in subsidies that many argue amount to corporate welfare, particularly when the companies are posting an estimated $3 billion a week in profit.

    The tally fell eight votes short of the 60 required to break a filibuster and move to final approval.
    Senate Democrats have said that the subsidies to big oil companies should be cut to tame the federal budget deficit before other government programs that many midddle class Americans rely upon.

    “Republicans would rather cut college scholarships, slash cancer research and end Medicare than take away taxpayer-funded giveaways to oil companies that are raking in billions in profits. That tells you everything you need to know about their priorities,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared in a statement after the failed vote.
    The Washington Current: Sens. Flip Flop, Let Big Oil Keep Subsidies




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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    One only increases tax rates on things one wants less of. So if you prefer fewer jobs then increase the tax rates on businesses. If you prefer job creation then reduce all tax rates. Oh, and reverse this insane notion tht the poor should not pay income taxes. They should. It gives them a reason to distrust government.

    Ha,ha, still pushing that fat conservative lie. If tax cuts create jobs, where are the jobs? The tax cuts have been in effect since 2001 - so where are the jobs?

    Oh, and the poor should pay but let the corporations keep their subsidies?

    How the the GOP manage to dumb down all Reps/cons into believing such an idiotic lie. Tax the poor but ease the taxes on the rich? Geez, unless all Republicans are uber wealthy, they are just like "chickens voting for Colonel Sanders".



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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Corporate welfare is a term describing a government's bestowal of money grants, tax breaks, or other special favorable treatment on corporations or selected corporations.
    So given that perhaps it is time for all of us to fight for the fair tax that will end this practice. Are you with me?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Two Republicans stood by their vows to end the federal subsidies of Big Oil,
    What were those subsidies again?


    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    but in the end, it wasn't enough. The rest of the Senate GOP voted to allow the largest oil companies to keep their taxpayer handouts even as they post near-record profits.
    And how much money does the government take compared to the record profits? Should oil companies be allowed to have any profits? If so what percentage would be fair? Should we take the average profit of all industrial sectors and agree that that much would be fair? And how much should the government take?

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Ha,ha, still pushing that fat conservative lie. If tax cuts create jobs, where are the jobs? The tax cuts have been in effect since 2001 - so where are the jobs?
    Cut more. And eliminate the thousands of pages of regulations that hamper business. Or don't. And die.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    So given that perhaps it is time for all of us to fight for the fair tax that will end this practice. Are you with me?
    You should be posing that question to your Congressmen.


    What were those subsidies again?
    Didn't you read the article? "taxpayer-funded giveaways"

    The measure House Republicans opposed would bring the Big Oil Welfare Repeal Act of 2011 (H.R. 1689) to the floor for consideration. H.R. 1689 would amend the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit major oil companies (the Big 5) from receiving a tax deduction for domestic oil and natural gas production activities.

    And how much money does the government take compared to the record profits?
    Oh, I see! The corporations are already paying too much? Ha,ha, poor little corporations, they are being sucked out of their profits, it's not unfair that we should be paying so much for gas while they raise the price and make record profits!

    Should oil companies be allowed to have any profits?
    Of course, they should raise the price of gas to $6 bucks a gallon, why should they be deprived of however much profit they can make?

    If so what percentage would be fair?
    I don't know - how much more in tax cuts are you GOPers willing to give them?
    How much more do you GOPers want to pay for gas?

    Should we take the average profit of all industrial sectors and agree that that much would be fair? And how much should the government take?
    No, you are right, we should cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Education, teacher's pay and anything that may benefit the middle-class and below, because they are a drag on society. But, please, don't repeal any tax cuts for the rich and corporations, in fact, we need to reduce their taxes even more, so they can create even more jobs than they have already!



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