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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    I was wondering if I would be accused being a Jihadist sympathizer or Muslim or something like that. Let me make this clear, I feel the same way about Islam as I do Christianity: They are both reactionary,regressive, oppressive, intolerant,full of outdated morals, and stand in the way of progress. I don't like either one. However I'm much more worried about extremist Christians in American than I am Muslims. Oh and if I have friend in Yemen I should be allowed to call him if I want.
    I was simply giving you an example of how the Patriot Act works. If you're offended...tough titty.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Read Charlie Wilson's War and educate yourself.

    I didn't think you had it in you in the first place to actually back your position.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I was simply giving you an example of how the Patriot Act works. If you're offended...tough titty.
    I'm not offended, but it doesn't help your freedom argument any.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I didn't think you had it in you in the first place to actually back your position.
    It's not problem that you don't have the gumption to learn.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    I'm not offended, but it doesn't help your freedom argument any.
    It was just an example of how to get your phone tapped, without a warrant.

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

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    Don't forget that the Soviets were winning, before the U.S. got involved.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by U.S. Socialist. View Post
    Norway has a very strong public sector and their unemployment rate is at 3.6%. So not only are public sector jobs sustainable they have proven to work well. It's telling that this bastion of capitalism has such a higher unemployment rate than socialist Norway.
    Norway is an extremely small country. Somewhere less than 3 million in the work force. They also make a large portion of their money by off shore drilling. Something that is fought tooth and nail here. Why is it O.K. for them but not for us?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Now, this is the problem I have with the GOP.

    The President proposed generating revenue by closing some tax loopholes on those businesses that either have demonstrated their ability to make a profit WITHOUT generous tax breaks or indicated they weren't using the tax breaks available to them, i.e., purchasing private jets. And what did the GOP do? They bulked!
    This is the problem I have with this arguement. What is a "loophole" what exactly are we closing? Exactly. Not some vague "loophole" that no one even knows what it means and how much are we talking about by closing these what seem to be mythical "loopholes"?

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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    As far as the rest of the arguements here, we are going to have to cut everything and that includes the military. I agree with pulling out of many of the countries we are in. Let's be clear though as to why we have some of these high tech military devices. It's because it's how politicians bring home the bacon. The problem is less the high tech equipment than nobody being held accountable for over runs and waste.

    Another thing missed is that we have historically had a strong military so other countries don't have to. Our strong military is part of the reason why Pakistan and India don't start a war with each other. It's in part why Israel isn't a parking lot. There are many eastern European countries today with more freedom than they recently had because of our military build up.

    But yes, cuts are needed and will have to be made. I am of the thought that huge strides could come by simply making those in charge responsible for how things are spent. As noted, there are billions missing from the military. Heads should roll over that. Jobs should be lost. Criminal proceedings might even be necessary.

    As far as other countries go, I'm sure there are billions of people perfectly happy where they are at in the world so the rest is nothing but a pissing match.
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    Re: Profits soar amid mass layoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Yes this is true, and it is yet another problem we the people need tor rectify. Fixing the illegal problem I assure you will not run off business like over regulating and a heavy tax burden would.
    i don't know there delta i've heard many times if businesses had to pay a "living wage" prices would go up which would open the door to company's that could pay a fair wage and still keep prices low. so those old ones would go away.

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