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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Is that the name you progressives are going by now?
    The opposite of progressive is regressive


    So if one is opposed to progress, one must support regression, and it would not be the progressives
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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    The real question is why are you complaining about this when so far I haven't seen any evidence that the money was spent on anything wasteful?
    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, the implication is that Obama gave this for favors.
    Okay, let's put this in perspective, shall we?

    Top 20 Contributors to Sen. Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign


    GE's contribution: $499,130 (Rank: 17 of 20)

    Exerpt from at WashingtonExaminer.com:

    Obama’s hidden bailout of General Electric
    By: Timothy P. Carney dated March 4, 2009

    While many companies hire lobbyists to win earmarks, General Electric’s unmatched lobbying force has secured a tax increase — or its equivalent — in President Barack Obama’s budget.

    Labeled “climate revenues” and totaling $646 billion over eight years, this line item in Obama’s budget has inspired confidence in GE Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt. As Immelt put it in a letter this week, he believes that the Obama administration will be a profitable “financier” and “key partner.”

    On page 115 of Obama’s fiscal 2010 budget is Table S-2, titled “Effect of Budget Proposals on Projected Deficits.” The chart forecasts the costs of Obama’s spending proposals and the added revenue of his proposed tax increases. It also forecasts, beginning in 2012, billions of dollars a year in “climate revenues.”

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    GE — a member of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, which advocates cap and trade — leads the push for greenhouse gas restrictions.

    In the fourth quarter of 2008 as the company’s stock fell 30 percent, GE spent $4.26 million on lobbying...

    GE has started a joint venture called Greenhouse Gas Services, which invests in — and hopes to manage the trade in — greenhouse gas credits. But these investments and this trading floor are of basically no use and nearly no value without government restrictions on greenhouse gases.

    Hence the lobbying, buttressed by generous campaign contributions: Employees and executives gave $1.35 million to politicians in the past election while GE’s political action committee shelled out $1.55 million. About 64 percent of this $2.9 million went to Democrats, with Obama easily the top recipient of GE money.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Obama

    Now, for those who are screaming FOUL, I have three words for you:

    1. Oil subsidies. (See "Energy and Natural Resources" for GW Bush's 2004 campaign contributions)

    2. Haliberton.

    If you're going to complain about lobbyist working for one Presidential candidate AND/OR said candidate's administration once elected, you should complain when them all. We're talking about research grants to a top U.S. electronics company. Not subsidies, not loan guarantees, as to date no "special legislation" to give said company a competitive advantage in the marketplace (yet). So, the way I see it what GE and their affiliants have received under the ARRA (Stimulus Bill) is mere peanuts. However, I can see where there could be a conflict of interest here.
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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Does anyone here understand that GE is also a military contractor? That it gets far more money from military contracts then the 25 million from the stimulus

    If as the insinuation is that Obama gave GE 25 million to influence MSNBC and NBC news, imagine what GE is forcing NBC and MSNBC to report on regarding military issues. Why MSNBC must be one of the most militaristic supporters of the media
    I don't think many think this stuff through all the way. But, if a news source doesn't affirm their personal bias, the implication is clear, the news must be biased. and Obama had to pay them to be biased. It's all rather silly all and all.

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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If this were a republican doing this the outrage level, and rhetoric from the left would be deafening. Where are the libs on this?

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    Consider it paying for advertising as GE has turned MSNBC into air america.

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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    All the Chamber of Commerce has to do is open their books to show where their donations came from. Why doesn't the American people have a right to know where political donations are coming from?
    I think you gave illegal material aid in the form of financial contributions to known terrorist states. I don't have to prove my accusations, but you have to prove you didn't. Don't the American people have a right to know if you are giving financial aid to terrorist organizations? All you have to do is open your books to show where all your donations went.

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it.

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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The opposite of progressive is regressive


    So if one is opposed to progress, one must support regression, and it would not be the progressives
    Correct....And it seems as if all "progressives" want to do is live by the backward regressive socialist model.
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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Does anyone here understand that GE is also a military contractor? That it gets far more money from military contracts then the 25 million from the stimulus

    If as the insinuation is that Obama gave GE 25 million to influence MSNBC and NBC news, imagine what GE is forcing NBC and MSNBC to report on regarding military issues. Why MSNBC must be one of the most militaristic supporters of the media
    Flash this just in: Pigs can soar with eagles, yes you heard it right. And in other news Obama authorized a $25,000,000 stimulus payment to GE so they would force NBC, & MSNBC to report favorably on any and all Military involvement GE has with the Government.

    This in spite of Obama being Anti-Military spending, makes no sense at all.

    Ge doesn't have to force NBC or MSNBC to not bite the hand that feeds them.

    Besides it's not an insinuation, it's a damn accusation straight up.

    The top three propagandists in the history of the world since Joseph Goebbels worked for Hitler are on MSNBC working overtime for Obama calling people names because they are all Mentally challenged or they would stick to facts and the truth but Olbermann, Matthews, and Schultz can't deal with anything that is close to either, and make up crap and then they all three then use each others lies as proof theirs were the truth.

    It's classic a PROPAGANDA technique.

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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Flash this just in: Pigs can soar with eagles, yes you heard it right. And in other news Obama authorized a $25,000,000 stimulus payment to GE so they would force NBC, & MSNBC to report favorably on any and all Military involvement GE has with the Government.

    This in spite of Obama being Anti-Military spending, makes no sense at all.

    Ge doesn't have to force NBC or MSNBC to not bite the hand that feeds them.

    Besides it's not an insinuation, it's a damn accusation straight up.

    The top three propagandists in the history of the world since Joseph Goebbels worked for Hitler are on MSNBC working overtime for Obama calling people names because they are all Mentally challenged or they would stick to facts and the truth but Olbermann, Matthews, and Schultz can't deal with anything that is close to either, and make up crap and then they all three then use each others lies as proof theirs were the truth.

    It's classic a PROPAGANDA technique.

    Why would Obama pay GE 25 million to report favorably on the military contracts GE gets, (ie jet and helicopter engines primarily)


    If GE exercises editorial control over MSNBC then the idea that MSNBC is a liberal bastion of anti war socialists does not make much sense now does it. Given that GE is union busting company that loves the free market and has thrived with it along with military contracts helping its bottom line
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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Flash this just in: Pigs can soar with eagles, yes you heard it right. And in other news Obama authorized a $25,000,000 stimulus payment to GE so they would force NBC, & MSNBC to report favorably on any and all Military involvement GE has with the Government.

    This in spite of Obama being Anti-Military spending, makes no sense at all.

    Ge doesn't have to force NBC or MSNBC to not bite the hand that feeds them.

    Besides it's not an insinuation, it's a damn accusation straight up.

    The top three propagandists in the history of the world since Joseph Goebbels worked for Hitler are on MSNBC working overtime for Obama calling people names because they are all Mentally challenged or they would stick to facts and the truth but Olbermann, Matthews, and Schultz can't deal with anything that is close to either, and make up crap and then they all three then use each others lies as proof theirs were the truth.

    It's classic a PROPAGANDA technique.
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    Re: Obama Administration Gave General Electric—Parent Company of NBC--$24.9 Million i

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    Is that the name you progressives are going by now?
    Liberal. Progressive. Libtard. Libbos. Moonbats. Socialist. Marxist. Fascist (lol). Demonrats. Obamabots. Dumbocrats. And so on and so forth.

    What, we have to stick with conservative?
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