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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post

    You did, you cited something you oppose as the reason for success.
    You don't even know that "citing" something is not necessarily "lauding" it, do you?

    Also, you still have no idea what I said. That is evidenced by this post of yours. I never said U.S. businesses are successful because of the U.S. military. I'm also not against the U.S. military, as you keep saying.


    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post

    And I answered it. Business would exist in this country regardless of its govt or the military that protects it.
    You couldn't be more wrong. U.S. businesses would last only until we got invaded.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    The entire Mandate is a republicna idea. But let's not forget, republicans were invited, but once they stated clearly they were only interested in seeing Obama fail, then and only then were they excluded. What happened is what happened. They could have come to the table in earnest. If they had, I'd have been with them. But they did not. What little effort there was came from Obama.
    The Mandate was an idea of a Republican, shot down by all the other Republicans. Republicans were not invited, they were stonewalled for all but one publicized meeting in the year leading up to the vote. Let's not forget that every sitting Republican and 34 sitting Democrats voted against it. That is not, in the least, a compromise.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    You don't even know that "citing" something is not necessarily "lauding" it, do you?

    Also, you still have no idea what I said. That is evidenced by this post of yours. I never said U.S. businesses are successful because of the U.S. military. I'm also not against the U.S. military, as you keep saying.



    You couldn't be more wrong. U.S. businesses would last only until we got invaded.
    "US" is irrelevant to the overall point. Business would survive regardless of the name of the govt, or lack of govt, for that matter.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The Mandate was an idea of a Republican, shot down by all the other Republicans.
    Say what?? It was sponsored by some 20 Republicans. That's your idea of being "shot down by all the other Republicans."


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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    why did she have more than one child if she is only capable of a minimum wage job

    tell me why I have a duty to be taxed more and more because she wants more government (or you want more government for her)

    I think the garbage are people who demand I have to pay more taxes so they can keep getting more and more votes or handouts

    not people who have bad luck
    You aren't being taxed more and more. That is just simply incorrect. If you are like every other American on this planet, your taxes are near historical lows. Do some research. And that will continue be the case even if the Bush Tax Cuts are passed.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Say what?? It was sponsored by some 20 Republicans. That's your idea of being "shot down by all the other Republicans."

    Really? 20? 20?!

    Well, that makes all the difference.
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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    "US" is irrelevant to the overall point. Business would survive regardless of the name of the govt, or lack of govt, for that matter.
    Seems you don't know what Obama was talking about either. He was talking about the U.S.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti View Post
    Say what?? It was sponsored by some 20 Republicans. That's your idea of being "shot down by all the other Republicans."

    The individual mandate was originally proposed in earnest the first time Hillary Clinton tried to pass healthcare reform. The republicans presented it as their solution to fixing healthcare as an alternative to Hillarycare and nearly all of them loved it, because it involved the private sector(since everyone had to buy their insurance from a private company). And now they all hate it and claim financial armaggedon will occur if it is implemented. Such obvious hypocrisy on the part of the Republicans. Talk about a bunch of flip-floppers! I don't know why the media isn't calling them out on this.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The Mandate was an idea of a Republican, shot down by all the other Republicans. Republicans were not invited, they were stonewalled for all but one publicized meeting in the year leading up to the vote. Let's not forget that every sitting Republican and 34 sitting Democrats voted against it. That is not, in the least, a compromise.
    Not just one. Romney used it as well.

    However, I wrote more than that.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama to business owners: "You didn't build that." [W:417]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So food stamps indirectly supplement her employer and the crap wage
    Exactly right, Winston! Most people don't make the connection that you have, but a lot of aid to poor people can actually be considered a subsidy to the business class in this country. It is awfully nice if you can weaken the labor laws to the point as a business that you need not pay your employees a living wage or benefits and then the taxpayers(and most taxes are collected from individuals, not corporations and businesses) pick up the tab for you so that your 39-hr-a-week employee, and their family, can avoid falling into poverty. It's a big give-away to the wealthy, and the middle class pays the cost.

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