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Springfield, TN

#178 Apr 23, 2012
yellaroseTNM wrote:
Any Independent has my vote!!
You sound like a Republican talking there yellowroseTNM.

Columbia, SC

#179 Apr 23, 2012
Broke wrote:
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republican Sen. Rand Paul: When Big Oil Screws Americans At The Gas Pump,‘You Should Want To Encourage Them’
By Rebecca Leber on Mar 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm
The top five oil companies in the United States have already made $5.8 billion in windfall profits from spiking gasoline prices this year. Yesterday, Senate Republicans agreed to debate a bill that repeals $2 billion in annual tax breaks for these super-wealthy oil giants. The move was purely a political calculation — don’t expect the GOP to end taxpayer welfare for their Big Oil allies. GOP senators like Rand Paul (R-KY) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) have used their time on the Senate floor today to push error-riddled arguments coming straight from their oil industry donors.
Paul argued Big Oil deserves even more favors from government, because they’re doing such a good job extracting wealth from American families:
Instead of punishing them, you should want to encourage them. I would think you would want to say to the oil companies,“What obstacles are there to you making more money?” And hiring more people. Instead they say,“No, we must punish them. We must tax them more to make things fair.” This whole thing about fairness is so misguided and gotten out of hand.
Watch it:
“We as a society need to glorify those who make a profit,” Paul concluded.
In his floor speech, Kyl claimed that ending the tax breaks would be “discriminatory.”
The five major oil companies are some of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world, increasingly at the expense of the rest of humanity. The big five companies enjoyed record levels of $137 billion profits last year, while paying absurdly low tax rates. Exxon is the most profitable, making $1300 per second in 2011, but it only paid a 13 percent tax rate, according to a Reuters analysis. The oil industry claims it pays a higher tax rate — but it counts foreign taxes and deferred taxes.
The industry is set to make even higher profits from record gas prices. A Center for American Progress analysis shows that for every penny rise in gas, the big five companies gain $200 million more in profit. Republican senators are asking to boost Big Oil’s profits at the expense of the 99 percent.
Meanwhile, the oil industry is not using its profits to hire more people. Paul falsely claimed the oil companies employ 9.2 million people — in fact, there are only 2.2 million jobs in the entire oil industry, and 40 percent of those jobs are minimum-wage work at gas stations. Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, and BP
Lotta truth here, and a lot of exposition of how the oil companies have had a free rein to exploit the 99%. Remember Enron, and the Bushes who knew how to turn a profit while bankrupting companies?

Elizabethtown, KY

#182 Apr 25, 2012
If you people arent scared of whats going on in our good old U S of A get on youtube and check out the ( FEMA CAMPS ) videos dont ignor this,you mite be sorry you did FEMA CAMPS!!!!!!

Elizabethtown, KY

#183 Apr 25, 2012
Fema Coffins?

United States

#184 Apr 26, 2012
John mark. Windle

United States

#185 Apr 26, 2012
Heck yes. Mr Obama is an arrogant fool!

United States

#186 Apr 26, 2012
John mark windle of Livingston
A woman

Sparta, TN

#187 Apr 27, 2012
Diane Black

United States

#188 Apr 28, 2012
John mark windle state Rep from Livingston, TN.

Since: Apr 12

Hermitage, TN

#190 Apr 29, 2012
Lou Ann Zelenik is the best!

United States

#191 Apr 30, 2012
John mark windle of Livingston, tn

Nashville, TN

#192 May 1, 2012
To those of you saying Windle, you must realize he isn't on the list of candidates... Prtty sure he is running for State House again, which for those of you that live in Cookeville, he isn't even your rep. He is the rep for Livingston.

Since: Feb 11

McMinnville, TN

#193 May 1, 2012
Not sure why this topic is in the McMinnville forum, since McMinnville is District 4.

Scott DesJarlais has someone running against him in the primaries. Either way, I hope Senator Stewart wins his race.

Since: Apr 12

Knoxville, TN

#194 May 1, 2012
A woman wrote:
Diane Black
Diane Black is horrible. she is a rino who increased the debt and increased taxes and funded planned parenthood.

Smartt, TN

#195 May 2, 2012
Get Rid of all Republicans holding office,Elect Democrats to replace them all.

Things that bug me about Republicans

The Republicans are against abortion because they say they care preserving human life, but we all know that the reality is that they only care about a baby until it's born. Then, they could care less. I say that because they cut funding federal funding to state medicaid programs to finance health care for those children born to underpriveleged families. They cut funding to WIC to provide food for underprivileged women and children, and for what? To finance tax cuts for the rich.

The Republicans say we have to take care of our seniors, but then they cut funding to senior food programs, legislate the raise the retirement age, not pass the cost of living increase on seniors Social Security, alter Medicare laws to create a dougnut hole so seniors have to pay for their own medication out of their pockets or do without because they can't afford it. For what? So that the rich can get their tax cuts.

The Republicans are the most scared group of people I've ever seen. They're afraid of those illegal mexicans taking their jobs, robbing, and raping people, and selling drugs. They forget that most illegal immigrants from Mexico are simply here fleeing massive poverty and monopolization in their own country to do what many Americans, themselves, are trying to do--build a better life for themselves and their families. They're afraid of muslims because they're all terrorists and out to get us. The reality is most muslims aren't terrorists, and the only reason that those that are terrorists want to harm us is not because of our freedom, but because the government has been involved in secret, dirty wars in their countries to subjugate the population of those nations under repressive regimes so that American corporations can go their way unmolested.

Republican's say that the reason we should cut taxes on the rich is because they're the 'job creators.' The truth of the matter is that 70% of the businesses in the United States are small businesses that employ less than 9 people. Of that 70%, 60 something percent are businesses with 3 or fewer employees. The REAL job creator's in this country is small businesses. It's unlikely that the owners of most of these small businesses are making more than $1 million/year in personal incomes to be affected by any of the proposed tax increases on the rich. Likewise, the majority of these small businesses aren't listed on the stock exchange, so the Republican idea that cutting capital gains taxes will create jobs is nonsense. The businesses that employ the majority of the population won't see any capital from investment into their companies because they're small businesses and not listed on the stock exchange. Small business is the real job creators. The real job creators are p
eople like you and I. The middle class. Don't be fooled into thinking cutting taxes for the rich creates jobs. It just makes the rich more rich while reducing the benefits you'd receive if you found yourself having to use government assistance programs.

The Republicans are obviously against education because they want to cut funding to the Department of Education which funds pell grants to pay for tax cuts for the rich.

The list is endless. All I can say is, I loathe Republicans.

Smartt, TN

#198 May 2, 2012
Calvin Rees

Smartt, TN

#199 May 9, 2012
Diana Black is a republican against Women..

Republicans To Eliminate Insurance for Women,The War on Women continues with republicans

Republicans To Eliminate Insurance for Women
SB 1059 will exempt insurance companies from extending minimum coverage

Oklahoma City– According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute SB 1059, labeled "Health Care Choice Act", authored by Senator Bill Brown and Representative Lewis Moore, has passed both House & Senate and is now in conference committee. This legislation continues a pattern of bad behavior of the Oklahoma Republican Party's war against women.
In a blog post from the Oklahoma Policy Institute:
SB 1059 would allow the Oklahoma Insurance Department to enter into agreements with one or more states to allow the sale of insurance across state lines. The Bill also exempts these out-of-state insurers from the minimum benefits that Oklahomans are entitled to under existing state law. Oklahoma requires insurance companies to cover a handful of basic benefits. These benefits, or 'mandates', ensure that health insurance plans cover essential health services. The state's mandated benefits cover preventive health services for children (immunizations), women (mammography and bone density screenings, maternity care, and annual pelvic exams and cervical cancer screenings), and those with chronic conditions (diabetes supplies, mental health treatment).
If changes are made in conference, it must be approved by both the House and Senate again before heading to Governor Fallin for final approval. To voice your opinion about SB 1059, click here to enter your address and find your state House and Senate members' contact information.

United States

#201 May 14, 2012
We want john mark windle for us Congress.

United States

#202 May 22, 2012
i always vote democratic
no on black

Cookeville, TN

#203 Jun 28, 2012
no on Diane Black

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