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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

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    Good luck disproving that. Still running away as usual eh? No surprises there.
    I don't have to prove it. It speaks for itself.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    In one relationship financial assistance is given to an entity.

    In the other, guidelines and standards are given to an entity.
    Except that we provide financial assistance all of the time to all sorts of industries. Minor tweaks to specific tax codes can provide a bonanza of direct financial benefits. For instance, Bush enacted a 100% conservation tax credit which allowed land rich, cash poor farmers to pass land on without having to liquidate their farms even when the farms are exceptionally unprofitable. We were directly providing financial assistance to parts of a dying industry. Did the partisans say a damn thing? No, because they are partisans. And once conservation easements are granted, there's virtually no way short of an act of God to eliminate them, thereby eliminating any power the government has over the land owners. This stuff happens all of the friggen' time. Getting upset because a democrat did it is extremely hypocritical.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't have to prove it. It speaks for itself.
    Class, here we have a typical apdst post.

    Notice the key points:
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    Thus the large number of Fs on his transcript.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    More corporate welfare. Nothing new.
    Pretty much. People act as if this is new. Know why? Because a Democrat said it. The GOP monkeyed around with the tax code in all sorts of ways that promoted this kind of stuff. Did people like Mr. V say a godd@mn word? No, because that requires consistency.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Playing around with the tax code is the basis of Congress' power. If they could not do that, how much money do you think they could raise for re-election?

    So this is the next industry they are offering tax breaks or subsidies to.

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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    You know I just don't remember our Founders shaping the media.
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Am I missing something here? It has long been the platform of the liberal to oppose government subsidies to businesses of any kind. The newspaper business should be no exception. They run on a profit model like any other.

    The only difference I can see here is that unlike the farmer for instance, who actually produces something tangible for the country's survival, or Oil companies who would do the same should the punitive restrictions be lifted on them, newspapers are little more than a sounding board of the liberal left these days.

    I guess that is why all of the sudden people like Waxman feel the urgent need to save them.


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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Am I missing something here? It has long been the platform of the liberal to oppose government subsidies to businesses of any kind. The newspaper business should be no exception. They run on a profit model like any other.

    The only difference I can see here is that unlike the farmer for instance, who actually produces something tangible for the country's survival, or Oil companies who would do the same should the punitive restrictions be lifted on them, newspapers are little more than a sounding board of the liberal left these days.

    I guess that is why all of the sudden people like Waxman feel the urgent need to save them.


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    Newspapers cause the genicide of lots of trees too. Why does the govt want to subsidize genicide?
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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Newspapers cause the genicide of lots of trees too. Why does the govt want to subsidize genicide?

    No doubt. I guess the concern of the Spotted Owl, or Neon striped snipe is of no concern when it comes to mindless, sycophant drivel marketed at .75 cents a clip.


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    Re: Govt will need to help shape U.S. media: Waxman

    Obvious Child loves to decry partisan hackery, yet this thread proves what a partisan hack OC is at heart.

    Newspapers and other Journalism business will have to adapt to the changes, or fail. Having the Government subsidize them is about the worst possible solution one can imagine.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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