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Democrats offer bill to curb Big Oil's tax benefits

There are 114 comments on the Reuters story from Feb 13, 2013, titled Democrats offer bill to curb Big Oil's tax benefits. In it, Reuters reports that:

Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill to eliminate billions of dollars in tax benefits enjoyed by big oil and gas companies, one day after President Barack Obama renewed his call for plugging tax loopholes in his State of the Union address.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#108 Feb 15, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Nice plagerism.
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Now what are you yapping about?
Solarman

Twentynine Palms, CA

#110 Feb 15, 2013
JohnInLa wrote:
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah I'm the taxman
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
Don't ask me what I want it for
If you don't want to pay some more
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Now my advice for those who die
Declare the pennies on your eyes
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
And you're working for no one but me.
The Beatles had it right coming from Socialist England. It will be an interesting experiment to see how high fossil fuel goes when there are no tax loopholes, subsidies, or favorable lease agreements or Government grants for the fossil fuel industry. John Kerry and others have said they wanted gasoline to $5.00 a gallon or above for years now. It is supposed to be the breaking point where alternative forms of fuel are price competetive with oil based fuels. It doesn't hurt that the Government gets taxes on that also.

As far as taxes are concerned, we have given 535 drug addicts that key to the drug cabinet for about 100 years now. Perhaps it's time to tell them how much they have to spend and get rid of their B.S. tax code altogether. The Supreme Court verified and validated that the "Government has the right to tax you." That would be the 16th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Since 1913 OUR Government has been able to tax us more, vote for their own salary increases and give themselves one of the most elite benefits and retirement packages ever seen outside of Kingdoms. STOP the carping and B.S., flat tax system, for any INCREASE or DECREASE in taxes it would take a National vote of the people to make this decision. Now that's power to the people.

Since: Oct 08

Atlanta, GA

#111 Feb 15, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Yes and don't forget to mention he stabbed a record producer and shot his own brother when he was only 12. Its true!! I saw it on Hip Hop's most craziest moments. lol...
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/19/jay...
Im not surprised, obama used to hang with a pentagon bombing terrorist, might as well hang with a dangerous former criminal.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#112 Feb 18, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Well as someone who grew up on a farm (that's farm boy to you agriculturalists), I can answer any questions you have about growing fruits & vegetables. Also if you need guidance on how to butcher chickens I can give you some pointers- i.e. DO NOT let them run around after you cut their heads off, you end up with blood everywhere and bruised meat when they run into a tree or the chicken coop wall!
My orchard covers about an acre; most of my trees are semi-dwarf, some are self-pollinating but I have at least 2 different varieties of each anyways to increase production.
My berries are mostly everbearing; I just put in a batch of blackberries which are supposed to be everbearing as well, but I haven't got my first crop off those yet.
I built a peat bog for my cranberries and if I can keep the deer & chickens off them I'll get a better crop next year.
Good luck with the deer..... They're almost as destructive as and more persistant than libs.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#113 Feb 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
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Good luck with the deer..... They're almost as destructive as and more persistant than libs.
My electric fence seems to be working for now.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#114 Feb 18, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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My electric fence seems to be working for now.
We had some luck with using white cloth strips tied to tomato stakes and placed around the garden. About 1/2 dozen or so. Since white is an alarm color to them a little breeze would flutter the rags and spook the deer away. But they get used to this and you have to switch tactics for a while.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#115 Feb 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>We had some luck with using white cloth strips tied to tomato stakes and placed around the garden. About 1/2 dozen or so. Since white is an alarm color to them a little breeze would flutter the rags and spook the deer away. But they get used to this and you have to switch tactics for a while.
Yeah, I've seen others using aluminum pie tins or pinwheels, but they get used to it eventually.

What REALLY works is a .30-.30!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#116 Feb 18, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Yeah, I've seen others using aluminum pie tins or pinwheels, but they get used to it eventually.
What REALLY works is a .30-.30!
In kentucky if you have a severe deer problem,to the point of hindering a farm business you can get depredation permits. These are out-of-season permits that allow you to kill a specific number to thin out the herd and *hopefully* make the others less willing to forage your fields. These aren't open to the backyard gardener but are restricted to row croppers,nurseries and such. Luckily we qualify since we have a small nursery supplying herbs to local vendors. The down side is you can't freezer them,but I'm thinking you are allowed to donate the carcasses to food banks if they foot the bill for processing. Otherwise its a shame to just shoot them and drag them off. I'd rather lose a few rosemary and lavander plants.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#117 Feb 19, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>In kentucky if you have a severe deer problem,to the point of hindering a farm business you can get depredation permits. These are out-of-season permits that allow you to kill a specific number to thin out the herd and *hopefully* make the others less willing to forage your fields. These aren't open to the backyard gardener but are restricted to row croppers,nurseries and such. Luckily we qualify since we have a small nursery supplying herbs to local vendors. The down side is you can't freezer them,but I'm thinking you are allowed to donate the carcasses to food banks if they foot the bill for processing. Otherwise its a shame to just shoot them and drag them off. I'd rather lose a few rosemary and lavander plants.
Mine go right in the freezer; one of the benefits of living out in the country away from nosy city folk!

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#118 Feb 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Mine go right in the freezer; one of the benefits of living out in the country away from nosy city folk!
Yeah,we're kinda remote here too. We hear the occasional gunshot after dark thru the spring/summer and know someone's having fresh venison for supper. The pizzer is when you get caught. Ky is he11 on poachers. I'm just glad all our elk are in the eastern part of the state. I'm sure a herd of them would play ned with a crop overnight.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#119 Feb 19, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah,we're kinda remote here too. We hear the occasional gunshot after dark thru the spring/summer and know someone's having fresh venison for supper. The pizzer is when you get caught. Ky is he11 on poachers. I'm just glad all our elk are in the eastern part of the state. I'm sure a herd of them would play ned with a crop overnight.
That's why I only shoot mine during daylight hours; it doesn't draw any attention even if someone should hear. If anyone asks, I'm just target shooting, which I do a lot of as well.

It's ironic that I can legally shoot a human who comes onto my property without my permission, but not a deer if it's out of season.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#120 Feb 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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That's why I only shoot mine during daylight hours; it doesn't draw any attention even if someone should hear. If anyone asks, I'm just target shooting, which I do a lot of as well.
It's ironic that I can legally shoot a human who comes onto my property without my permission, but not a deer if it's out of season.
People normally aren't on the menu....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#121 Feb 19, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>People normally aren't on the menu....
Soylent Green......

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#122 Feb 19, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Soylent Green......
Pass.... Think I'll hit the pond for some frogs legs.

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