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    Re: Beyond AIG: A Bill to let Big Government Set Your Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Are they asking for government loans?
    The government wasn't going to give them any loads but they were going to give them tax breaks.

    Senate cuts movie industry tax break from stimulus bill - Los Angeles Times

    Reporting from Washington -- The motion picture industry's record-setting month at the box office may have cost it $246 million in tax breaks, as the Senate on Tuesday stripped a provision from the economic stimulus bill that critics derided as an unnecessary Hollywood bailout.

    In denying the tax breaks on new film projects, senators cited the $1.03-billion haul from movie ticket sales in January, a 19% year-over-year increase, according to industry tracking firm Media by Numbers.

    "They had their best January ever," said Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who led the charge against the tax breaks.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Beyond AIG: A Bill to let Big Government Set Your Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The amendment process is what makes it a living document though. And interpretation is what made it so women have equal rights as well as blacks.

    Are you saying you don't ever want it interpreted?

    Or are you just saying you don't want it interpreted in a way YOU don't like?
    "On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." --Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME 15:449
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Beyond AIG: A Bill to let Big Government Set Your Salary

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    "On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed." --Thomas Jefferson to William Johnson, 1823. ME 15:449
    Amen, brother.

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    Re: Beyond AIG: A bill to let Big Government set your salary

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    What a joke... How does Barney Frank keep getting re-elected? If I lived in Massachusetts I would be absolutely mortified.
    Thats what I keep asking myself. What type of people live there?

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