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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's PBO's show. Therefore, what goes down on his watch will be blamed on him. Now, either your argument is that he knows about it and refuses to do nothing; or he knows about it and is going to stand back while billions of dollars are used to subsidize a foreign company (again), while there's a 9.5% unemployment rate; or, he's too stupid to know what's going on in his government. Which is it?

    Now, if the government were subsidizing Cabo Wabo, I would probably turn a blind eye to that.
    So in other words now you want him to get involved in business while at the same time bitching about the bailouts. You're entirely inconsistent in your reasoning. Obama doesn't have the power to repeal the rum tax that would be inherant on congress.

    Okay so did you feel the same way about 9/11?

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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    In other words, you are a typical right wing hypocrite.
    Right, and I'm sure that when Bush was in office, you were a staunch advocate of billion dollar tax breaks to multinational conglomerates seeking to move their companies to cheaper locations.

    Let's be real: if this happened 3 years ago, odds are that you would have been the one to start the thread, or at least would have popped in to offer your thoughts about how corrupt America and the GOP are.
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Plausible deniability is going to be PBO's defense now?
    It's a natural progression, implausible platform to plausible denial.
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Right, and I'm sure that when Bush was in office, you were a staunch advocate of billion dollar tax breaks to multinational conglomerates seeking to move their companies to cheaper locations.
    Governments use tax breaks or sweet deals to give incentives to companies to invest in deprived areas. It has always been like that. In this case we have a US colony that needs investment and the US government has chosen to allow this based on a 1917 law. Had it been under Bush it would be no different since he did not repeal the 1917 law.

    Let's be real: if this happened 3 years ago, odds are that you would have been the one to start the thread, or at least would have popped in to offer your thoughts about how corrupt America and the GOP are.
    If it happened 3 years ago, I would be calling people hypocrites regardless.. 3 years ago, Bush was in power and the GOP had just had 6 years of absolute rule.. so you bet I would call these people hypocrites for being critical of the deal...you had the power to repeal the law... why did you not do so?

    That is the whole problem with today's GOP.. on one side they say NO to everything and are critical of everything that is even touched by Obama, and on the other hand they accept things like stimulus money and what not and even go around praising themselves for bringing such money to their own state..... bringing things they publicly are against.. hypocrite alert!

    And this is just another example. OP is hugely critical of Obama, as are others, but "forgets" to see that the law that made it possible is from 1917 and successive Republican lead governments including Bush and his absolute power for 6 years, have not only NOT repealed the law, but I would suspect that if someone dug a bit, most likely used this and similar laws to do exactly the same thing..

    Hence the hypocrisy alert.
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    I don't get what his argument is. He wants Barack Obama to get involved in stopping business practices one minute then the next he doesn't want him involved in business. Which is it?

    Here's the way it works: Anything Obama does is wrong. Anything he didn't do, he should have done. And anything that happens while he is President is his fault. Unless it's good, then it's not. Clear?
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Here's the way it works: Anything Obama does is wrong. Anything he didn't do, he should have done. And anything that happens while he is President is his fault. Unless it's good, then it's not. Clear?
    Silly me. When Clinton had a good economy it was Reagan's fault. And Ruby Ridge was Clinton's fault even though he wasn't in office yet. 9/11 was Clinton's fault when he wasn't in office. Recession Bush had in 2001 was Clinton's fault. Recession in 2009 Obama's fault. Attack one month into Clinton's term... Clinton's fault. I see the pattern

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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    More partisan hackery by apdst. Did you bother reading the article you posted?



    You're blaming the president for something that has been happening since 1917. The rum tax going to rum producing caribbean territories owned by the US.
    Say it again Joe because brick walls cannot hear too well and they sure as hell do not want to hear the truth. "You're blaming the president for something that has been happening since 1917. The rum tax going to rum producing caribbean territories owned by the US."
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    I much prefer to get my rocks off with Bacardi, but to each his own.
    10 Cane Rum is sort of like a single mault not really but sort of

    there is a real good Brazilian rum - forgot name but had a lot in RIO when I was young but forgot - alchohol kills brain cells you know LOL
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by PogueMoran View Post
    So in other words now you want him to get involved in business while at the same time bitching about the bailouts. You're entirely inconsistent in your reasoning. Obama doesn't have the power to repeal the rum tax that would be inherant on congress.

    Okay so did you feel the same way about 9/11?
    Well, first off, you have to understand that this and the bailouts are two different animals. You do know that, right?
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    Re: Tax Dollars to British distiller for Captain Morgan rum

    Quote Originally Posted by theangryamerican View Post
    As long as it floats your boat.

    Behold, political debate in which we can all respectfully acknowledge each others views!
    ...and it only took the incorporation of alcohol to achieve it.
    That's becasue alchohol kills breain cells !!! so who drinks more Democratic people or Republicanists ?
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