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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    No. All except the smallest businesses are subject to my precept. True, the larger the corporation the larger the benefit, but the growth of any business is proportionate to the ability of the government to provide them with the support system described above.

    A market without any government support (except perhaps the most minimal kind of contract enforcement) would be a bunch of small businesses enveloping each other and then disintegrating, with few lasting more than a decade.
    Would you please explain to me that term corporate welfare? Are you saying that the govt. sends checks to those corporations out of the general fund? Or is it simply tax credits that a company can take off its corporate income taxes? All this concern about how much money the govt. gets and not how that money is spent by the govt.
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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Would you please explain to me that term corporate welfare? Are you saying that the govt. sends checks to those corporations out of the general fund? Or is it simply tax credits that a company can take off its corporate income taxes? All this concern about how much money the govt. gets and not how that money is spent by the govt.
    Overpaying defense contractors billions of dollars because the people in charge of awarding those contracts are given multi-million dollar "consulting" jobs once they leave public service?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Overpaying defense contractors billions of dollars because the people in charge of awarding those contracts are given multi-million dollar "consulting" jobs once they leave public service?
    Doubt that is the definition of corporate welfare however since the Congress has been controlled by Democrats for the past 4 years what did they do to stop that problem? Democrats controlled the entire budget process, voted for the budget, and oversaw the budget. Now we have a totally controlled budget by Democrats and some continue to blame Bush, but only the ignorant ones who don't understand how our govt. works.

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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Doubt that is the definition of corporate welfare however since the Congress has been controlled by Democrats for the past 4 years what did they do to stop that problem? Democrats controlled the entire budget process, voted for the budget, and oversaw the budget. Now we have a totally controlled budget by Democrats and some continue to blame Bush, but only the ignorant ones who don't understand how our govt. works.
    It's not a Democrat or Republican issue. It's "who is good buddies with the current guys in charge of these things." Changes in administration just change which particular companies are getting the sweetheart deals.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's not a Democrat or Republican issue. It's "who is good buddies with the current guys in charge of these things." Changes in administration just change which particular companies are getting the sweetheart deals.
    Very true, it doesn't really matter who is in charge as it happens with both parties. The problem seems to be that many don't seem to understand that plus they ignore facts but instead focus only on rhetoric.

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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Ha, there isn't a Marxist in the White House. However, one could consider Koch a plutocrat.

    (I knew you couldn't resist coming back, you signed on to DP several times while you were on vacation.)
    There is a person in the White House that has attended a Communist Party meeting and is friends with known Communists. So, yes, by the Liberals's rule of guilt by association, there is definitely a Communist in the White House.
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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Why not attend..after all it has the best Suprme Court Justices that CORP Money can buy.

    < A secretive network of Republican donors is heading to the Palm Springs area for a long weekend in January, but it will not be to relax after a hard-fought election — it will be to plan for the next one.>

    <The participants in Aspen dined under the stars at the top of the gondola run on Aspen Mountain, and listened to Glenn Beck of Fox News in a session titled, “Is America on the Road to Serfdom? >

    Gotta get the ole brain washed.

    <To encourage new participants, Mr. Koch offers to waive the $1,500 registration fee. And he notes that previous guests have included Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court, Gov. Haley Barbour and Gov. Bobby Jindal, Senators Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, and Representatives Mike Pence, Tom Price and Paul D. Ryan.

    Mr. Koch also notes the beautiful setting. But he advises against thinking of this as a vacation.

    “Our ultimate goal is not ‘fun in the sun,’ ” he concludes. “This is a gathering of doers who are willing to engage in the hard work necessary to advance our shared principles. Success in this endeavor will require all the help we can muster.” >

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/us...pagewanted=all
    As much as the NYT author wants to paint an ominous, forboding tone to the story, she comes across a little lame. Seems sort of a non-story.

    It's a convention of a couple hundred people at a California resort. Led by a rich conservative guy. According to the article this gathering gets held twice a year. Doesn't appear they allow the press to attend which isn't exactly shocking either.


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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

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    Great, hope they have a wonderful time and do "advance" shared principles of free enterprise, capitalism, and individual wealth creation vs. what we have right now, the Marxist Party promoting their own agenda of keeping power by making people dependent.
    What Marxist agenda is being pushed by this administration?



    As Europe abandons their own socialist model, the empty suit in the WH is promoting that agenda here and the leftwing Marxists are doing their best to convince the majority in this country that model works. The ignorance of the non Marxists people that buy the Obama rhetoric is quite staggering.

    Point out the “leftwing Marxists” for me …please.
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    What Marxist agenda is being pushed by this administration?
    What do you call "wealth redistribution", "social justice", "shared prosperity", "collective salvation" if not Marxist ideals. National Healthcare, taxing the rich, massive growth in govt? Open those eyes of yours and think.



    Point out the “leftwing Marxists” for me …please
    Barack Obama, someone who has never held a private sector job nor has most of his Administration.

    Here is a chart that shows past presidents and the percentage of each president's cabinet appointees who had previously worked in the private sector - you know, a real life business, not a government or teaching job.

    1) T. Roosevelt 38%
    2) Taft 40%
    3) Wilson 52%
    4) Harding 42%
    5) FDR 50%
    6) Truman 50%
    7) Eisenhower 57%
    8) Kennedy 30%
    9) LBJ 37%
    10)Nixon 53%
    11)Ford 42%
    12)Carter 22%
    13)Reagan 59%
    14)GHWB 51%
    15)Clinton 37%
    16)GWB 55%

    OBAMA - 8%

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    Re: Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead

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    What do you call "wealth redistribution", "social justice", "shared prosperity", "collective salvation" if not Marxist ideals. National Healthcare, taxing the rich, massive growth in govt? Open those eyes of yours and think.





    Barack Obama, someone who has never held a private sector job nor has most of his Administration.

    Here is a chart that shows past presidents and the percentage of each president's cabinet appointees who had previously worked in the private sector - you know, a real life business, not a government or teaching job.

    1) T. Roosevelt 38%
    2) Taft 40%
    3) Wilson 52%
    4) Harding 42%
    5) FDR 50%
    6) Truman 50%
    7) Eisenhower 57%
    8) Kennedy 30%
    9) LBJ 37%
    10)Nixon 53%
    11)Ford 42%
    12)Carter 22%
    13)Reagan 59%
    14)GHWB 51%
    15)Clinton 37%
    16)GWB 55%

    OBAMA - 8%
    National Healthcare!!! this lame a** plan that don’t kick in until 2014, you call this National Healthcare? Its not a pimple on Medicare’s a** and Medicare itself isn't in the same ballpark with “National Healthcare”.

    What hospitals does Obamacare plan on Nationalizing? How many Medical Doctors do they plan on drafting into Obamacare? Why is it that most of the Healthcare Companies stock shot up in unison as soon as this abortion was hatched?

    The only redeeming thing that see is that this THING can, hopefully, be made something that resembles… say Medicare, or the VA,sometime in the future.
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