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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

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    Tess thats all true...We agree but it doesnt mean anything in correlation to WHY...when big oil drives the prices sky high at the pump and usage goes DOWn they break profit records...and were talking billions...
    They aren't setting the price. And a 30% profit on any good is not exorbitant. It's standard. The price increase is artificially generated inflation based on speculation. Record profits come from record sales.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I still don't see you identifying any corporate welfare programs that you would support ending. Your argument is that it is unfair to end the oil depletion allowance unless we end it for every industry. Do you understand how nutty that is?
    My argument is that, unless we're willing to end all corporate tax breaks for all corporations and business ventures, then it is entirely arbitrary and stupid to go after one business who takes advantage of tax benefits that most other businesses to get to take, aside from the depletion allowance.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    My argument is that, unless we're willing to end all corporate tax breaks for all corporations and business ventures, then it is entirely arbitrary and stupid to go after one business who takes advantage of tax benefits that most other businesses to get to take, aside from the depletion allowance.
    But it's OK to go after welfare programs that benefit individuals even if we don't go after ALL of them?

    Gee, that's not too hypocritical

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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    But it's OK to go after welfare programs that benefit individuals even if we don't go after ALL of them?

    Gee, that's not too hypocritical

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1059732749
    No it's not hypocritical, it may be contradictory but not hypocritical.
    I'm against the school lunch program because these people are likely already eligible for food stamps, the program is redundant.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No it's not hypocritical, it may be contradictory but not hypocritical.
    I'm against the school lunch program because these people are likely already eligible for food stamps, the program is redundant.
    That was sig-worthy
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    That was sig-worthy
    I said it may be contradictory.

    It's definitely not hypocritical though.
    I'm not trying to be deceptive.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I said it may be contradictory.

    It's definitely not hypocritical though.
    I'm not trying to be deceptive.
    Rightwingers are just natural hypocrits.

    And I believe you don't see the hypocrisy, and that you're basically honest, but it's hypocrisy to think that people who don't need welfare shouldnt get it, but corps who don't need it should.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Rightwingers are just natural hypocrits.

    And I believe you don't see the hypocrisy, but it's hypocrisy to think that people who don't need welfare shouldnt get it, but corps who don't need it should.
    Contradictory | Define Contradictory at Dictionary.com

    Hypocrite | Define Hypocrite at Dictionary.com

    A hypocrite means that the person is purposefully being deceptive, they're lying about their true beliefs.
    Saying a person is an "unknowing hypocrite" is an oxymoron.
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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Contradictory | Define Contradictory at Dictionary.com

    Hypocrite | Define Hypocrite at Dictionary.com

    A hypocrite means that the person is purposefully being deceptive, they're lying about their true beliefs.
    Saying a person is an "unknowing hypocrite" is an oxymoron.
    That's wrong, a person can be a hypocrite without realizing it.


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    Re: Voters See These ‘Corporate Welfare’ Programs As A Good Place To Cut Government S

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Contradictory | Define Contradictory at Dictionary.com

    Hypocrite | Define Hypocrite at Dictionary.com

    A hypocrite means that the person is purposefully being deceptive, they're lying about their true beliefs.
    Saying a person is an "unknowing hypocrite" is an oxymoron.
    Now, I'm beginning to question your honesty, because the link you just posted says nothing about hypocrite requiring a person to lie about their beliefs.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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