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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Businesses actually employ people thus why shouldn't government side with business? Democrats were wiped out last night and there is a reason for it, big govt. siding with special interests including the unions
    You do realize that if you invested $100,000 in NASDAQ the day Obama took office, it would be worth $177,000 today?

    You also realize that business profits are at a record highs?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

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    Really? where did the unions get the money then to support Democrats? Money for unions doesn't come from its members? Interesting
    perhaps you should actually spend a little time and educate yourself....no, the money comes from the political action arms of the unions, who take , now here is the keyword..VOLUNTARY contributions/donations, and here is another key word, SEPARATE from dues. dues are not used...please quit propagating this lie. thankyou

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    When I belonged to a union, they solicited donations to their PACs. These were not dues money, and they were not tax deductible. I chose not to donate to them because I figured that, if I felt inclined to donate to some candidate's campaign (which I didn't), I'd just as soon give the money directly, not to some PAC that would decide for me who would get the money. The donations were truly voluntary and I never felt pressured or strongarmed to donate.
    Interesting, think that is the way the SEIU works?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    perhaps you should actually spend a little time and educate yourself....no, the money comes from the political action arms of the unions, who take , now here is the keyword..VOLUNTARY contributions/donations, and here is another key word, SEPARATE from dues. dues are not used...please quit propagating this lie. thankyou
    Looks to me like the country spoke last night and in particular Ohio. maybe you ought to educate yourself on the issues.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Looks to me like the country spoke last night and in particular Ohio. maybe you ought to educate yourself on the issues.
    lol..caught with pants down...lol

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    You do realize that if you invested $100,000 in NASDAQ the day Obama took office, it would be worth $177,000 today?

    You also realize that business profits are at a record highs?

    NASDAQ is down .35% as of 11:19 am cst. probably because Republicans got voted in and their already failed policies..
    Last edited by winston53660; 11-03-10 at 01:22 PM.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    You do realize that if you invested $100,000 in NASDAQ the day Obama took office, it would be worth $177,000 today?

    You also realize that business profits are at a record highs?
    Yes, I do realize business profits are at record highs, how about thinking and telling me why? Ever read a P&L and do you understand what the biggest operating expense is for business? That is right payroll. High unemployment reduces operating expenses and thus businesses are doing more with less. Every dollar saved in expense is one dollar to the bottomline, every dollar generated in revenue is about 30% for most retail businesses. So according to you business then isn't as evil as Democrats want to proclaim?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Businesses actually employ people thus why shouldn't government side with business? Democrats were wiped out last night and there is a reason for it, big govt. siding with special interests including the unions
    Uh, businesses sometimes don't treat their customers right, or fairly. I see no problem with setting limits to what they can do TO their customers. Those kinds of reforms only get passed when the Dems are in control, and always, it seems, get passed over GOP opposition. Surely you can't condone some of the practices of credit card companies, such as, not posting a payment until it's overdue - and then charging a late fee, even though the card holder submitted the payment in plenty of time to get it posted on time. It's not like a customer could just go take business elsewhere, not when such shoddy practices seem to be universal.

    That Dems lost control of the House and some governorships is NOT a sign that people no longer care about being treated right by businesses, who don't seem inclined to do that and who fight any efforts to pass laws to prevent some of their shoddier practices.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Cap and Trade was never passed.
    true, it was crammed thru LOWER HOUSE by pelosi, one of her biggest mistakes was doing it BEFORE obamacare

    leadership is so lame

    it DIED upstairs and it's now even more DEAD than the concept of GLOBAL WARMING

    BUT---their votes for nancy's cap and trade which led nowhere ultimately came to cost the JOBS of---glenn nye and tom perriello and rick boucher in virginia, paul kanjorski in pennsylvania, mark schauer in michigan, a trio of dems in tennessee, a few in illinois, oliviero in west virginia, harry teague in new mexico, edwards and rodriguez and ortiz in texas...

    did you see how joe manchin won in west virginia, bearing down his scope and putting a bullet thru the bill?

    and yet the white house is STILL as deadset on cap and trade as ever it was (which executive commitment, characteristically, kinda comes and goes)

    it is what it is---an election of historic proporitions

    more excuses?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Businesses actually employ people thus why shouldn't government side with business? Democrats were wiped out last night and there is a reason for it, big govt. siding with special interests including the unions
    the government is supposed to represent 'the people' which includes every citizen, be they repub, dem, indy, libertarian, green..what have you...not 'big business'.....

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