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#402 Jan 14, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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*laugh*
"Why did my Metamucil go up 2%?"
"It didn't, it was just on sale last week."
"But it's more expensive now, why did it go up?"
"It's the same price it always was. It's just that the last time you bought it, it was on sale."
"But it costs more now. Why the increase?"
ad nauseum.
I kind of think that they hope if they say it enough, they'll gather enough simple folks around them that will believe it.
That would explain why so many are full of shit.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#403 Jan 14, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>It was the first economic lesson we learned as kids- the candy bar got smaller but the price got bigger.
Sometimes it's the price of ingredients going up, plus this and that. But, a huge part of it is just greed, just because they can and it makes them more money.
Absolutely. And then the oil companies got to buy out the mom and pop gas stations under Reagan and POOF!!!

They controlled oil in this nation from production to distribution...price fixing, gouging..all legal by Federal Law.

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#404 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Absolutely. And then the oil companies got to buy out the mom and pop gas stations under Reagan and POOF!!!
They controlled oil in this nation from production to distribution...price fixing, gouging..all legal by Federal Law.
They are in competition with each other. The government makes more off the oil and they do nothing

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#405 Jan 14, 2013
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>It was the first economic lesson we learned as kids- the candy bar got smaller but the price got bigger.
Sometimes it's the price of ingredients going up, plus this and that. But, a huge part of it is just greed, just because they can and it makes them more money.
I can agree with the greed part.

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Since: Nov 07

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#406 Jan 14, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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THat there is just marketing. You see it in a lot of things - ice cream for example. I went to the store over the weekend to buy a 4.25 oz pack of instant pudding for a recipe only to find they didn't make that size anymore. I don't think this is a politics thing - it's more of a slimy, big business, marketing deal.
Thank you for your reply.

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Wesley Chapel, FL

#407 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Two dollars less a paycheck won't break the bank. And The Affordable Health Care Act doesn't raise taxes.
You noticed only a $2 decrease? Says a lot about how little you earn. Youíre an underachiever, eh?
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United States

#408 Jan 14, 2013
Too damn many censors, not enough four letter words.

Just Saying

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#409 Jan 14, 2013
The hypocrisy is never ending with Obama. He voted as a Senator against raising the debt limit

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#410 Jan 14, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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You noticed only a $2 decrease? Says a lot about how little you earn. Youíre an underachiever, eh?
The supreme court said it was TAX

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#411 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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Two dollars less a paycheck won't break the bank. And The Affordable Health Care Act doesn't raise taxes.
The supreme court said it was a tax. That is the only reason they didn't throw it out. The government has the power to tax. They do not have the power to make you buy health insurance

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#412 Jan 14, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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It's actually supply, demand and limited refining capabilities that drives prices at the pump up and down - your dollar is worth 6% less because of a lapse by Congress to avoid the Social Security tax breaks that Obama has given you for the last 2 years.
True story bro'.
I stated one of the reasons. There are several reasons and supply/demand does play a role. The fact oil usage is up greatly in both China and India does tend to increase our costs.

Devaluation of the dollar is a real factor as well. Do a bit of research on how much our dollar has devalued over the last 8 years. The next 4 will hurt us badly.

Read this, it should scare you http://www.forbes.com/sites/charleskadlec/201...

I donít care about a tax increase provided itís coupled with spending cuts and the debt is reduced. Increase my taxes by 50%, I will still live a good life. Federal income tax currently costs me about $40K annually. The government can take another $20K and Iíll still be fine. Just spend it wisely.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#413 Jan 14, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>They are in competition with each other. The government makes more off the oil and they do nothing
ROFLMAO!!!!!

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

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.

"The oil and gas industry often argues the tax breaks they take advantage of are available to every industry," the groupís vice president, Steve Ellis, said in an email. "But obviously other industries canít realistically claim the Intangible Drilling Costs tax credit (created in 1918) or the Expensing of Tertiary Injectants tax credit or the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit for blending ethanol into fuel."

The American Petroleum Institute likens its drilling cost tax credit to research and development tax deductions available to other industries, and says the costs of the tertiary injectants put into older reservoirs to help continue production "are expensed similar to materials and supplies because they are generally used up in the production process."

...

Defenders of the oil industry tax breaks, like Hufbauer, may argue that "Uncle Sam shouldnít be picking winners and losers through the tax code," but that practice is undeniably widespread. A federal tax deduction for mortgage interest subsidizes homeownership. A recently expired ethanol tax credit subsidized corn growers. And the tax breaks that Obama targeted for things like "drilling costs" and "tertiary injectants" specifically subsidize the oil industry. If they did not, why would the industryís trade association vigorously protest their proposed elimination?

http://news.yahoo.com/history-u-oil-subsidies...

President Barack Obama announced he is supporting a bill in the Senate that removes subsidies for oil companies. CBS News reports the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was voted down in a procedural move. Menendez needed 60 votes to pass the bill but only got 51 votes to move forward. The bill would have ended oil subsidies to large companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell.

...

Both of those subsidies still exist. The Obama administration claims the average subsidy for huge oil companies is $4 billion per year. The bill in the Senate would have saved $24 billion in 10 years. The White House claims when gas goes up one cent per gallon, oil companies make $200 million more per month.

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Wesley Chapel, FL

#414 Jan 14, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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It was two sites that were campaign sites...fund raisers and doers for the democratic party. You haven't show specifically one democrat in office that lied. Do they, probably. But I don't find it.
Loonytunes, itís not a campaign site. Are you really that dense?

The site is an attempt to call our representatives and potential candidates on their lies. They catch both Democrats and Republicans in lies every day.

Read a bit, you might learn something
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

You donít find lies from the Democrats because you choose to ignore reality. They all lie.

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Wesley Chapel, FL

#415 Jan 14, 2013
USA Huh wrote:
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But it does raise your health care premium.
Thatís one theory. Weíll see. Not all predictions come true.

Obamacare is wrong. Nobody should be forced to buy healthcare.

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#416 Jan 14, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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told you several times Ray .... does your state has a state police force ??????????
No, youíve not told me several times. You claim the second amendment is outdated. Rewrite it exactly as you would have it read.

Since: Sep 08

Anderson, IN

#417 Jan 14, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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Thatís one theory. Weíll see. Not all predictions come true.
Obamacare is wrong. Nobody should be forced to buy healthcare.
The people NOT buying the insurance are those who can afford it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/obam...

"This (analysis) doesn't change the basic fact that the individual responsibility policy will only affect people who can afford health care but choose not to buy it," said Erin Shields Britt of the Health and Human Services Department. "We're no longer going to subsidize the care of those who can afford to buy insurance but make a choice not to buy it."

The budget office said most of the increase in its estimate is due to changes in underlying projections about the economy, incorporating the effects of new federal legislation, as well as higher unemployment and lower wages.

The Supreme Court upheld Obama's law as constitutional in a 5-4 decision this summer, finding that the insurance mandate and the tax penalty enforcing it fall within the power of Congress to impose taxes. The penalty will be collected by the IRS, just like taxes.

The budget office said the penalty will raise $6.9 billion in 2016.

The new law will also provide government aid to help middle-class and low-income households afford coverage, the financial carrot that balances out the penalty.

Nonetheless, some people might still decide to remain uninsured because they object to government mandates or because they feel they would come out ahead financially even if they have to pay the penalty. Health insurance is expensive, with employer-provided family coverage averaging nearly $15,800 a year for a family and $4,300 for a single plan. Indeed, insurance industry experts say the federal penalty may be too low.

The Supreme Court also allowed individual states to opt out of a major Medicaid expansion under the law. The Obama administration says it will exempt low-income people in states that opt out from having to comply with the insurance requirement.

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#418 Jan 14, 2013
tallyho wrote:
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what is positive can you list one for me
Home construction and auto sales best in last five years.....

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#419 Jan 14, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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Loonytunes, itís not a campaign site. Are you really that dense?
The site is an attempt to call our representatives and potential candidates on their lies. They catch both Democrats and Republicans in lies every day.
Read a bit, you might learn something
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
You donít find lies from the Democrats because you choose to ignore reality. They all lie.
Obama told a lie for two weeks about Libya being attack over a you tube video.He trotted out the UN Ambassador to continue the lie that it was not a terrorist attack. Can't a much bigger lie than that

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#420 Jan 14, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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Our economy isnít recovering all that well. It is recovering but at an anemic rate.
You canít see the spending? Open your eyes, pay attention. MORE THAN SIXTEEN TRILLION IN DEBT and rising.
Bush left $10.6 trillion, plus two wars on credit...look it up......before you blame this administration.....

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#422 Jan 14, 2013
eternal cynic wrote:
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No, youíve not told me several times. You claim the second amendment is outdated. Rewrite it exactly as you would have it read.
certainly once again .... age/approve firearms courses/ drop the militia/ one person/ one hand gun is enough/ and a uniformed gun permit code in the 50 states , not a helter/skelter affair .... asked you do you have state police ?

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