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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    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

    No, corporate welfare is a doublespeak term designed to make people think everything belongs to the government and anything that the government is gracious enough to allow the citizen subjects to keep is a handout.

    Federal subsidies of Big Oil is doublespeak for “the government owns everything” and oil companies don’t pay enough in taxes.

    If you buy into the scare tactics crap Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to sell, you shouldn’t be lecturing others about finding out what their leaders are doing because you are acting like a total Democratic Party tool.

    The Democrats haven’t passed or proposed a budget for how long now? They don’t feel the need to offer real solutions because solutions require real work and political risk. The Harry Reid game plan is to do nothing while criticizing everything the Republicans try to do. What a leader you have. You must be proud.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Cut more. And eliminate the thousands of pages of regulations that hamper business. Or don't. And die.

    Cut More? Spoken like a true conservative. Yeah, GE already didn't pay any, perhaps all the corporations should be tax free - they certainly deserve it.

    And, regulations, yeah, let's do away with them, we already know how well that worked with BP.

    Regulations may very well keep us from dying - if regulations had been enforced perhaps those men working for BP wouldn't have been killed during that blowup in the Gulf, it's unregulated companies lthat could do us in, but oh, well, who gives a crap about regular folk, it's the wealthy and corporations that we are trying to keep from being over-taxed!



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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    No, corporate welfare is a doublespeak term designed to make people think everything belongs to the government and anything that the government is gracious enough to allow the citizen subjects to keep is a handout.
    No, corporate welfare is real and the middle class is being burdened in order for the corporations to keep more of their money. I'd like to keep more of my money, but guess what, I have to pay a bigger rate than they do.

    Federal subsidies of Big Oil is doublespeak for “the government owns everything” and oil companies don’t pay enough in taxes.
    Another GOP servant repeating what he is being told! The government doesn't own everything, if it did, perhaps we wouldn't see the greed displayed by most corporations and the wealthy. And, FYI, they don't (pay their fair share).

    If you buy into the scare tactics crap Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to sell, you shouldn’t be lecturing others about finding out what their leaders are doing because you are acting like a total Democratic Party tool.
    No, we should listen to the crap being pushed by the GOP, and throw seniors under the bus, because they can go to the Insurance Companies that have proved to be so considerate in the past by dropping whoever might just need a little more care than they are willing to pay for. And, like the other GOPer said, lets tax the hell out of the poor - why should they be excluded, who gives a crap that they don't make enough money. It's their fault, right, they should pull themselves up by their own bootstraps!

    The Democrats haven’t passed or proposed a budget for how long now? They don’t feel the need to offer real solutions because solutions require real work and political risk. The Harry Reid game plan is to do nothing while criticizing everything the Republicans try to do. What a leader you have. You must be proud.
    The President has submitted a budget, and the Democrats support it, so I don't know what you are talking about. And the solutions the GOP has offered so far is to throw the seniors under the bus, cut out all programs that benefit the middle-class and give the rich and corporations more tax cuts. Could it be that the rich and corporations are able to make big donations to their party, while us middle-class folks only send them $25/$30? Now that is something to be proud of, good for you!



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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post

    Regulations may very well keep us from dying
    I noticed you didn't attempt to prove this critical part of your post.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I noticed you didn't attempt to prove this critical part of your post.
    Geez, I guess Libertarians are just as uninformed as Republicans, oh wait, they vote Republican! Let me know if these articles answer your question, don't know if I can draw you a more explicit picture.

    Wiki:
    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the BP oil disaster, or the Macondo blowout)[4][5][6] is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010. It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.[7][8][9] The spill stemmed from a sea-floor oil gusher that resulted from the April 20, 2010, explosion of Deepwater Horizon, which drilled on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. The explosion killed 11 men working on the platform and injured 17 others.[10] On July 15, 2010, the leak was stopped by capping the gushing wellhead,[11] after it had released about 4.9 million barrels (780,000 m3) of crude oil.[2] An estimated 53,000 barrels per day (8,400 m³/d) escaped from the well just before it was capped.[9] It is believed that the daily flow rate diminished over time, starting at about 62,000 barrels per day (9,900 m³/d) and decreasing as the reservoir of hydrocarbons feeding the gusher was gradually depleted.[9] On September 19, 2010, the relief well process was successfully completed, and the federal government declared the well "effectively dead".[12]
    The spill caused extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and to the Gulf's fishing and tourism industries.[13][14] In late November 2010, 4,200 square miles (11,000 km²) of the Gulf were re-closed to shrimping after tar balls were found in shrimpers' nets.[15] The amount of Louisiana shoreline affected by oil grew from 287 miles (462 km) in July to 320 miles (510 km) in late November 2010.[16] In January 2011, an oil spill commissioner reported that tar balls continue to wash up, oil sheen trails are seen in the wake of fishing boats, wetlands marsh grass remains fouled and dying, and that crude oil lies offshore in deep water and in fine silts and sands onshore.[17] A research team found oil on the bottom of the seafloor in late February 2011 that did not seem to be degrading.[18] Skimmer ships, floating containment booms, anchored barriers, sand-filled barricades along shorelines, and dispersants were used in an attempt to protect hundreds of miles of beaches, wetlands, and estuaries from the spreading oil. Scientists have also reported immense underwater plumes of dissolved oil not visible at the surface[19] as well as an 80-square-mile (210 km²) "kill zone" surrounding the blown well.[20]
    The U.S. Government has named BP as the responsible party, and officials have committed to holding the company accountable for all cleanup costs and other damage.[21] After its own internal probe, BP admitted that it made mistakes which led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.[22]


    An overwhelming body of evidence from investigative hearings, media reports, and Deepwater Horizon rig workers demonstrates that the April 20 explosion and subsequent oil spill was a direct product of the negligence and cost-cutting of BP. In the months, days and hours leading up to the disaster, the energy giant ignored numerous warnings that a blowout was likely so that it could hurry its Macondo well into production.
    This blatant disregard for workers’ and environmental safety was possible only due to the near total absence of government regulation. BP and rig operator Transocean could trample over safety concerns in the knowledge that there would be no consequences from the federal agency with primary jurisdiction over deep-sea oil drilling, the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the US Department of the Interior.

    One year since the BP oil spill: A colossal failure of the ?free market?



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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Yes, I'm aware of the disaster. You want to answer my question or not?

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Wow. This is a shame. Corporations get bailed out, multi-billion dollar wars get waged, the top 1% get tax breaks, and yet we can't even manage to feed our own people. I truly worry for the future of this country.
    In all honesty, What this country may need is a harsh 'let the strong survive" period, a sobering get on the self supporting train or get run over by it.

    if things are getting as bad as they are telling us they are, there may be no ther way. redistributing our wealth is not working obviously
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    No, corporate welfare is real ...The government doesn't own everything, if it did, perhaps we wouldn't see the greed displayed by most corporations and the wealthy. And, FYI, they don't (pay their fair share).
    You do realize, don't you, that the democratic party just loves useful idiots? I know that is not polite. That was either Lenin's phrase, or Stalin's. I no longer remember which.
    Why do you hate the very people who bring such abundance to you? You have hundreds of choices for consumer goods from groceries to appliances. Does the government offer you choices. No. Pay or go to prison.

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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    So, so, so, wrong on so many levels. This would cause nation wide protests here. I hope you do the same. My hat is off to you and I wish all of the people who lived of food stamps good luck! I really do!
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    Re: New Mexico to end food stamp supplement

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post
    In all honesty, What this country may need is a harsh 'let the strong survive" period, a sobering get on the self supporting train or get run over by it.

    if things are getting as bad as they are telling us they are, there may be no ther way. redistributing our wealth is not working obviously
    No, redistributing the wealth has not worked. The banksters, oil companies, and GE just took it, and didn't create then jobs they said they could create. I guess we can call this trickle up economics.
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