What the 2012 election taught us

What the 2012 election taught us

There are 10313 comments on the The Washington Post story from Nov 6, 2012, titled What the 2012 election taught us. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

We've been scouring the data for clues as to what we should learn from what happened tonight as President Obama relatively easily claimed a second term.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#9050 Feb 28, 2013
Justice Dumbass (lides), just for you, you couldn't find it all by yourself:
http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#9051 Feb 28, 2013
lides wrote:
I find it hysterical that you are stalking again. Just couldn't stay away, could you?
You give yourself far too much credit. I try to fight stupidity wherever I find it. When I see your name I know I've hit the mother load. Dumbest troll I've ever encountered.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#9052 Feb 28, 2013
Did Obama win?

I missed the election.
conservative crapola

Kutztown, PA

#9053 Feb 28, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Using a George Soros site to prove something is meaningless.
Like when you link to fux?

hahahahahahahahahahaha
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#9054 Feb 28, 2013
The comment that Exxon Mobil paid no income taxes and got a big tax credit was made by Sen. Sanders, investigated by Politifact, and found to be false.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#9055 Feb 28, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
Did Obama win?
I missed the election.
he squeaked by with a win, the 47% class of welfare non taxpayers voting for him definately helped.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#9056 Feb 28, 2013
lides wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, it wasn't a blog, and it is only your assertion that it was left wing. The fat remains, I HAVE provided something, while you have provided NOTHING to support your assertion.
Congratulations, you appear to be utterly incompetent.
Did Bank of America, Exxon Mobile, Facebook, and numerous other corporations pay no federal taxes? Yes or no?
It appears that what the election taught me is that there are a number of clueless twits in this country to whom facts are irrelevant. You may count yourself among their numbers.
Look at you rlink again, dufus. The word "blog" is even in the goddam link.

So, just what was the check amount for when the government paid money to Exxon?

Did you ever find anything to back the information you found in that blog?

Like the Forbes article said, ExxonMobil is taxed at a 35 percent rate.
Do you have something more credible than Forbes?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#9057 Feb 28, 2013
lides wrote:
<quoted text>
Aww the mental midget show up in defense of their fellows.
Hey Wonderbread, your tax assessment isn't specific. the topic is federal income taxes.
"– Exxon pays a lower tax rate than the average American. Between 2008-2010, Exxon Mobil registered an average 17.6 percent federal effective corporate tax rate, while the average American paid a higher rate of 20.4 percent.
– The company paid no taxes to the U.S. federal government in 2009, despite 45.2 billion record profits. It paid $15 billion in taxes, but none in federal income tax.
– The oil giant uses offshore subsidiaries in the Caribbean to avoid paying taxes in the United States."
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/01/31/4...
Do learn a little reading comprehension, Wonderbread. I find it hysterical that you are stalking again. Just couldn't stay away, could you? Apparently you also haven't learned to read or support your argument with facts. No where have I said Exxon Mobile doesn't pay taxes, the topic has been Federal tax. A distinction which is apparently lost upon the clueless.
Again, you come with a left wing site, dufus. How about backing up that left wing party line with some actual numbers. I'll help you:

Here's a link that says ExxonMobil pays more in taxes here than they earn.
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/about_iss...
Let's see what ExxonMobil has to say for themselves:
"Over the past five years, ExxonMobil incurred a total U.S. tax expense of almost $59 billion, which is $18 billion more than the company earned in the U.S. during the same period."

And, "The U.S. corporate tax rate is the second highest among developed nations. In 2010, the effective income tax rate for oil and natural gas industry averaged 41.1 percent, compared to 26.5 percent for other S&P Industrial companies."

So, ExxonMobil is actually paying more in taxes here than they are earning from investment, and the oil industry as a whole pays almost double the tax rate of all other industries.

How about this gem:
"While the oil and natural gas industry employs only 6% deduction, nearly every other industry employs a 9% deduction."

http://atr.org/fact-checking-caps-characteriz...

And,

A new Tax Justice report which explains,“Over the past two years, ExxonMobil reported $9,910 million in pretax U.S. profits, but it enjoyed so many tax subsidies that its federal income tax bill was only $39 million -- a tax rate of only 0.4 percent.” Claims ExxonMobil paid no taxes at all in 2009 on profits of nearly $2.6 billion.
"This is an example of how CAP uses data out of context, leading to distortions. The reason Exxon’s rate was only .4 percent is because they’d overpaid in prior years. Specifically, ExxonMobil’s income tax expense related to 2009 activities was approximately $500 million – and over the past five years, they incurred a total U.S. tax expense of almost $59 billion."

Kind of blows your propaganda bullshit out of the water, doesn't it?

Yes, your blog is left wing, and anything with "progress" in the title is radical left.
Billy Ringo

United States

#9058 Feb 28, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
he squeaked by with a win, the 47% class of welfare non taxpayers voting for him definately helped.
He squeaked by with a margin of 3.5 million votes. A real nail-biter.

Polls closed at 11PM EST, and by 11:10PM we had a winner.
Billy Ringo

United States

#9059 Feb 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Look at you rlink again, dufus. The word "blog" is even in the goddam link.
So, just what was the check amount for when the government paid money to Exxon?
Did you ever find anything to back the information you found in that blog?
Like the Forbes article said, ExxonMobil is taxed at a 35 percent rate.
Do you have something more credible than Forbes?
LOL - my neice's coloring book is more credible than reich-winger teabagger rag Forbes, owned by teabagger Malcolm -

EXXON paid about 17%.5160

You're such a mark.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#9060 Feb 28, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL - my neice's coloring book is more credible than reich-winger teabagger rag Forbes, owned by teabagger Malcolm -
EXXON paid about 17%.5160
You're such a mark.
Here's a link that says ExxonMobil pays more in taxes here than they earn.
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/about_iss...

Let's see what ExxonMobil has to say for themselves:
"Over the past five years, ExxonMobil incurred a total U.S. tax expense of almost $59 billion, which is $18 billion more than the company earned in the U.S. during the same period."

And, "The U.S. corporate tax rate is the second highest among developed nations. In 2010, the effective income tax rate for oil and natural gas industry averaged 41.1 percent, compared to 26.5 percent for other S&P Industrial companies."

So, ExxonMobil is actually paying more in taxes here than they are earning from investment, and the oil industry as a whole pays almost double the tax rate of all other industries.

How about this gem:
"While the oil and natural gas industry employs only 6% deduction, nearly every other industry employs a 9% deduction."

http://atr.org/fact-checking-caps-characteriz...

And,

A new Tax Justice report which explains,“Over the past two years, ExxonMobil reported $9,910 million in pretax U.S. profits, but it enjoyed so many tax subsidies that its federal income tax bill was only $39 million -- a tax rate of only 0.4 percent.” Claims ExxonMobil paid no taxes at all in 2009 on profits of nearly $2.6 billion.
"This is an example of how CAP uses data out of context, leading to distortions. The reason Exxon’s rate was only .4 percent is because they’d overpaid in prior years. Specifically, ExxonMobil’s income tax expense related to 2009 activities was approximately $500 million – and over the past five years, they incurred a total U.S. tax expense of almost $59 billion."

Kind of blows your propaganda bullshit out of the water, doesn't it?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#9061 Feb 28, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
Did Obama win?
I missed the election.
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#9062 Feb 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?
obama is gonna tax those rich honkies

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#9063 Feb 28, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
Did Obama win?

I missed the election.
Nope! America LOST!!!
jackson

Lexington, KY

#9064 Feb 28, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
So, just what should a person who spent their entire life working every day to give to you everything you have in your living standard get?
What should you get when you reach that age?
What makes you think you're any different than them, aside from the fact that they worked their entire life?
And, if you're going to consume all the benefits today your children and grand children will pay for, what in hell makes you think there will even be any benefits when you are due to receive them? Do you think they won't put together the fact that the faster you die, the less they will have to pay, and the more money there will be for their benefits?
You people are such idiots.
I agree completely. I can't believe no one has taken Pamela to task to provide facts for the prejudicial and overreaching statements she makes. I'm just now catching up on some of this and I would ask for facts but she'll probably just jump down my throat and not provide anything. Standard operating procedure (as someone else said), and I've stopped trying to get answers from "them".

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#9065 Feb 28, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
Did Obama win?
I missed the election.
Obama admin. Warns of park closures...

But parks say they will be fine...

More drama from Obama.....If sequestration is so bad, why did he sign it?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#9066 Feb 28, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>
he squeaked by with a win, the 47% class of welfare non taxpayers voting for him definately helped.
53% of America put him back into office...

Did you get your free "cry me a river" Romney towel in the mail?
conservative crapola

Kutztown, PA

#9067 Feb 28, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Obama admin. Warns of park closures...
I'd like to see him close your trailer park. But where would you live then, tumbleweed? With vince?
bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Eric Gustafson

Virginia Beach, VA

#9068 Feb 28, 2013
Woodward has been expose as a fraud out to serve his ego and enter himself into the middle of one of the frays of this historic administration.

He'll never be looked at as a journalist with integrity again. Woodward started to believe he's a legend. He has been at the center of several presidencies since Richard Nixon.

He played the entire conservative entertainment network of stooges like a fool. The guy released the email he sent to Woodward containing the supposed threat, Woodwork now looks like a clown.
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Woodward at war
Bob Woodward called a senior White House official last week to tell him that in a piece in that weekend’s Washington Post, he was going to question President Barack Obama’s account of how sequestration came about — and got a major-league brushback. The Obama aide “yelled at me for about a half-hour,” Woodward told us in an hourlong interview yesterday around the Georgetown dining room table where so many generations of Washington’s powerful have spilled their secrets.
Digging into one of his famous folders, Woodward said the tirade was followed by a page-long email from the aide, one of the four or five administration officials most closely involved in the fiscal negotiations with the Hill.“I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today,” the official typed.“You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.… I think you will regret staking out that claim.”
Woodward repeated the last sentence, making clear he saw it as a veiled threat.“‘You’ll regret.’ Come on,” he said.“I think if Obama himself saw the way they’re dealing with some of this, he would say,‘Whoa, we don’t tell any reporter ‘you’re going to regret challenging us.’”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/woodwar...
WMAL EXCLUSIVE: Woodward's Not Alone - Fmr. Clinton Aide Davis Says He Received White House Threat Also…..

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#9069 Mar 1, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL - my neice's coloring book is more credible than reich-winger teabagger rag Forbes, owned by teabagger Malcolm -
EXXON paid about 17%.5160
You're such a mark.
If Exxon paid 17%. That was 17% more than you Billie Boie? Who really gives a rip, except those on the dole?

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