John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46496 Feb 4, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama's policies brought unemployment down. That is an indisputable fact.
Republican obstructionism is responsible for the current employment stagnation. Also an indisputable fact. The GOP has obstructed the jobs bill that the CBO says will create a million jobs.
Why can't you rightwingers take responsibility for the damage you create? Why do you have to constantly shift the blame for your failures onto the President?
So, you think another $1 trillion Porkulus bill to hire more government employees is the way to go?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#46497 Feb 4, 2013
Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
<quoted text>
BTW - if you're going to bitch about high gas prices, at least put the blame where the blame is due...
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Exxon, Chevron Made $71 Billion Profit In 2012 As Consumers Paid Record Gas Prices
While 2012 might not be a banner year for Big Oil profits, it wasn’t a bad one either. With just BP left to announce 2012 earnings, Big Oil earned well over $100 billion in profits last year, while the companies benefit from continued taxpayer subsidies. Average gas prices also hit a record high last year, showing how a drilling boom may help oil companies’ profit margins, but not consumers’ wallets.
ExxonMobil — now the most valuable company in the world, passing Apple — earned $45 billion profit in 2012, a 9 percent jump over 2011. Meanwhile, Chevron earned $26.2 billion for the year. In the final three months of the year, the companies earned $9.95 billion and $7.2 billion respectively.
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Remind me - why are we giving tax breaks to big oil again?
And why is the right willing to fight to the death to protect them?
Which tax breaks and subsidies are you talking about? Be specific.
Tax Free GE

West Mifflin, PA

#46498 Feb 4, 2013
Actually GE paid more taxes under Obama than under Bush, but Davey has been proven wrong time and time again, if FOX news reports it, it has to be true.
Dave Rogers

Chambersburg, PA

#46503 Feb 5, 2013
LOL From Clearfield wrote:
<quoted text>
I see Obama's bed buddy GE pays no taxes.
Do you have a problem being poor and dependent on taxpayers? Go get a job and make some money while contributing to society. The attitude you have of taking from those who work and make the money and give to those who make a living sucking off our government is BS.
priceless; you can't confront the facts so you attack the messenger

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46504 Feb 5, 2013
LOL From Clearfield wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not the only poster on here with DTMDS.
I know.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46505 Feb 5, 2013
LOL From Clearfield wrote:
<quoted text>
I see Obama's bed buddy GE pays no taxes.
Do you have a problem being poor and dependent on taxpayers? Go get a job and make some money while contributing to society. The attitude you have of taking from those who work and make the money and give to those who make a living sucking off our government is BS.
Being a patriotic American, I have no problem paying my fair share. Why do you defend those who don't while attacking those who don't earn enough to pay federal tax? You support the big leaches and attack those working hard and playing by the rules but still can't make it.

You've been thoroughly brainwashed by the rightwing propaganda machine. They have you attacking your fellow working man while defending the hyper-rich who are stealing from the rest of us.

What a good little drone you are - slobberingly obedient and don't even know it. Pathetic POS.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46506 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you think another $1 trillion Porkulus bill to hire more government employees is the way to go?
No, I support the jobs bill the GOP is obstructing. Whatever it is you're describing doesn't exist.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46507 Feb 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Which tax breaks and subsidies are you talking about? Be specific.
You're joking. You seriously don't know?

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The nonpartisan taxpayer watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense estimates the U.S. tax code currently contains about $5 billion in yearly tax breaks that are exclusive to the oil and gas industry, and says the industry also benefits from an extra $5.5 billion worth of general business tax provisions that companies in other industries also claim.

http://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/201...

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Why would you come here and debate anything when you have such an embarrassing lack of knowledge of something this basic? Don't you pay any attention at all to what's going on in the world?
John Galti

Baltimore, MD

#46508 Feb 5, 2013
I'm gonna mow all you friggin Democrats down!!!

No Election rigging required now, hahahahhahaha

I'm going to show you all how to run this government... its just like my family.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46509 Feb 5, 2013
John Galti wrote:
I'm gonna mow all you friggin Democrats down!!!
No Election rigging required now, hahahahhahaha
I'm going to show you all how to run this government... its just like my family.
Gotti
Nerd Rage

Chambersburg, PA

#46511 Feb 5, 2013
CBO Confirms: Obamacare Raises Taxes on Middle Class

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
Nerd Rage

Chambersburg, PA

#46512 Feb 5, 2013
Chart of the Week: Poor, Middle Class Hit by Obamacare Mandate Tax

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/07/chart-of-...
Nerd Rage

Chambersburg, PA

#46513 Feb 5, 2013
Despite claims made by Obamacare’s advocates that the law will help middle- and low-income Americans, CBO’s table reveals that the distribution of the tax falls heavily on those making less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)—meaning the majority of this new tax falls on the very people the law was supposed to help. For instance, a family of four making about $24,600 per year, the projected FPL in 2016, could be subject to this egregious tax penalty.

Regardless of whether or not these 6 million Americans want health coverage, they are going to pay a hefty tax and still won’t have it. Moreover, the individual mandate tax is only one of Obamacare’s 18 new or increased taxes and penalties that will cost Americans $836 billion over the next 10 years.

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/07/chart-of-...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46514 Feb 5, 2013
Nerd Rage wrote:
CBO Confirms: Obamacare Raises Taxes on Middle Class
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
It's a penalty and it's completely voluntary. Don't want to pay the penalty, get insurance. Simple.

And, of course, Breitbart distorted the CBO report. Read what the CBO actually said here:
http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43628

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46515 Feb 5, 2013
Nerd Rage wrote:
Chart of the Week: Poor, Middle Class Hit by Obamacare Mandate Tax
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/07/chart-of-...
The only reason low income people will have to pay more under the ACA is if states choose to not expand Medicare.

The only states who have said they will not expand Medicare are those with Republican governors.

If you want to decry increased costs for healthcare for the poor, blame those who are actually planning to cause that problem.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46516 Feb 5, 2013
Nerd Rage wrote:
Despite claims made by Obamacare’s advocates that the law will help middle- and low-income Americans, CBO’s table reveals that the distribution of the tax falls heavily on those making less than 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL)—meaning the majority of this new tax falls on the very people the law was supposed to help. For instance, a family of four making about $24,600 per year, the projected FPL in 2016, could be subject to this egregious tax penalty.
Regardless of whether or not these 6 million Americans want health coverage, they are going to pay a hefty tax and still won’t have it. Moreover, the individual mandate tax is only one of Obamacare’s 18 new or increased taxes and penalties that will cost Americans $836 billion over the next 10 years.
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/07/chart-of-...
Of course Heritage is also distorting what the CBO said.

Read the actual CBO report here:
http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofil...

Again, the are referring to the individual mandate - a Republican idea that Democrats included in healthcare reform. It provides a penalty for those refusing to get health insurance. The penalty is completely voluntary. Don't want to pay the penalty - get insurance. Simple.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46517 Feb 5, 2013
LOL From Clearfield wrote:
<quoted text>I know.
Don't try to be clever. You just don't have the brain power to pull it off.
John Hamilton

West Mifflin, PA

#46518 Feb 5, 2013
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal [ R ] announced Tuesday that he was cutting Medicaid services for Louisiana’s dying poor, among other services getting the ax. No more hospice, starting February 1st. The terminally ill will no longer have hospice assistance.

Ironically, the only other state to try this was Arizona, and they found it too expensive in the end. Arizona ended up reinstating hospice

The good Governor wants to let the terminally ill to spend their last dying days in a back alley,right next to a dumpster.........

What a guy!! And in the long run it would be more expensive.

Perhaps facing such a budget problem, it might have been wise for Jindal to rehink his plan of killing revenue by getting rid of both personal and corporate state income taxes. Not to worry, he’s going to offset the lost revenue with sales taxes, which hit the poor and middle class far more than they do the wealthy.

Bobby Jindal has been privatizing public hospitals in Louisiana, another plan that has been proven to cost more money because once you get profit involved, things tend to cost more while accountability goes down. Jindal claims he needs to do this because Congress cut Louisiana’s Medicaid budget.

John Hamilton

West Mifflin, PA

#46519 Feb 5, 2013
"A state with regressive taxes but robust public benefits is better for lower-income people than one with progressive taxes but few benefits."

Obviously. But that's not what's under debate, really.

Jindal, like the rest of the fiscally conservative governors, realize that a JOB is of far more financial value to an individual than a dole. Or, put another way, the total received value of all entitled doles never adds up to the total received value of even a low-wage job. If it does, your society quickly goes into a tailspin and you have to readjust (if you doubt that, do a little research on how Sweden has pulled back on tax rates and beneifts over the last forty years.)

In the states, reality bites hard. There are no language or major cultural barriers between moving from California to Texas, so it happens not infrequently as the taxation AND job opportunity systems benefit the latter. Louisiana, additionally hampered by a state income tax system which has a loophole for every business that would donate to or drink with Edwin Edwards and his famously corrupt predecessors.

Bobby wants part of the Texas in-migration of business before he becomes President. To get that, he needs to reform what is likely the worst tax code in the nation (sales, property, income) which is famous for unfair set-asides. To do that, you create a backbone structure you can then adapt to future needs.

Let him do so without the armchair quarterbacking. And, to address your crocodile tears about the "poor", keep in mind that a HUGE proportion of the out-migration of low-income people after Katrina STAYED IN TEXAS, because the quality of life there for them (including services) was better than in Louisiana.,

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#46521 Feb 5, 2013
Mnguni wrote:
HARRISBURG. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) announced his legislation that would make any new federal gun control laws unenforceable within the Commonwealth."Passage of my legislation will send the message that there will never be additional gun control, anywhere in Pennsylvania,said Metcalfe. Whether by White House executive orders, congressional fiat, or judicial activism, we will never allow the left to benefit from the wicked acts of murderers in order advance their senseless gun-grabbing agenda which would only succeed in replacing one of our most sacred personal liberties with the chains of government tyranny.
Similar to legislation most recently introduced in Wyoming and Texas,
Metcalfe's Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) would:
Prohibit enforcement of any new federal registration, restriction or prohibition requirement for privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.
Require the state of Pennsylvania, including the Office of Attorney General, to intercede on behalf of Commonwealth citizens against any federal attempt to register, restrict or ban the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.
Here is YOUR CHANCE to support something and make a difference. Here is the direct link to sign the petition supporting what you just read above! Please do it.
http://www.repmetcalfe.com/guncontrol2013.asp...
and if that does not work then go here http://www.repmetcalfe.com and place your mouse on petitions (on the left side and in red) and you will see 4 petitions (all worthy of looking at). The "standing up to gun control" petition is at the bottom.
Thanks to all who do this and be sure to forward the info onto everyone in PA that you know will support this!
Yes, go vote to support disobeying federal law. Go support treason.

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U.S. Constitution - Article 6
- Debts, Supremacy, Oaths

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

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Catch that? "the Laws of the United States...shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any...aws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

Guess what that means?

That means it's treason to pass a state law to ignore a federal law. It's called "the Supremacy Clause."

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