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Gun stores in Charlotte County have experienced increased sales since Election Day as local gun owners brace for an anticipated restriction of gun laws following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7712 Jun 27, 2013
Oil production doesn't matter if oil companies and teabaggers are going to export it anyway.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7713 Jun 28, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
Oil production doesn't matter if oil companies and teabaggers are going to export it anyway.
Really? So the profits made by doing so, that pay the oil workers on up to the CEO, contribute to taxes paid by those oil workers on up to the CEO, and stimulate the economy with purchases made by those oil workers on up to the CEO, do not matter? I didn't mention the owners, because I'm sure in your eyes, since they get a tax break, the millions they pay in taxes are simply an insult.
Why do liberals have such tunnel vision?

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#7714 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? So the profits made by doing so, that pay the oil workers on up to the CEO, contribute to taxes paid by those oil workers on up to the CEO, and stimulate the economy with purchases made by those oil workers on up to the CEO, do not matter? I didn't mention the owners, because I'm sure in your eyes, since they get a tax break, the millions they pay in taxes are simply an insult.
Why do liberals have such tunnel vision?
WSG actually has a point here. How do we lessen our dependence on foreign oil and drive the price of gas down if all we are doing is taking it out of the ground in order to sell it overseas? Driving the price of gas lower would bring in more revenue to the govt because it would free up money for EVERYONE to spend instead of just the oil workers. Not to mention drive down the cost of everything that has to be shipped by freight.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7715 Jun 28, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>WSG actually has a point here. How do we lessen our dependence on foreign oil and drive the price of gas down if all we are doing is taking it out of the ground in order to sell it overseas? Driving the price of gas lower would bring in more revenue to the govt because it would free up money for EVERYONE to spend instead of just the oil workers. Not to mention drive down the cost of everything that has to be shipped by freight.
That may be a valid point, but how do you get oil company owners to keep their oil here in the US where the goal is to decrease the profit on it? How do you make them keep it here, without violating their rights? The way I see it, if we want oil company owners to sacrifice their profit margin to be a do gooder, we should have taken the path in life to be an oil company owner.

Keep in mind, the money made by the people in the oil industry, gets spent to other businesses, which pay employees, which spend money at other businesses... The problem, is when you get down to the level where those low skilled workers finally benefitting from that money, are not only getting all their tax withholdings back, but are also getting government handouts. That is the real problem. Government handouts must be curtailed.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#7716 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
That may be a valid point, but how do you get oil company owners to keep their oil here in the US where the goal is to decrease the profit on it? How do you make them keep it here, without violating their rights? The way I see it, if we want oil company owners to sacrifice their profit margin to be a do gooder, we should have taken the path in life to be an oil company owner.
Keep in mind, the money made by the people in the oil industry, gets spent to other businesses, which pay employees, which spend money at other businesses... The problem, is when you get down to the level where those low skilled workers finally benefitting from that money, are not only getting all their tax withholdings back, but are also getting government handouts. That is the real problem. Government handouts must be curtailed.
100% agree.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7717 Jun 28, 2013
Long story short, I think US oil being sold overseas is still contributing positively to the US economy. Importing inferior, toxic, cheap products from China, Indonesia, Mexico... is contributing negatively to the US economy.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#7718 Jun 28, 2013
Maybe before the Government tries to restrict law abiding citizens, they should crack down on violations and abuse by Government agencies under existing law first. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/28/us...
They "lose" weapons with no repercussions.

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#7719 Jun 28, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
If you get anymore friggen stupid with your righwingnuz idiocies your white trash head will surely explode – ye moronic retard! There are no socialist countries in Europe,
every country in Europe has private property rights and the means of production is primarily owned privately. The economy is almost entirely based on privately owned enteties! Clearly, you have not friggen clue want you’re babbling about!
Hey, fecal brain, you and libbies like you say how we have socialist programs (Social Security, O'bamacare) and that holds even a stronger view in Europe. I did not say "Socialist countries", I said "paid for socialism".
Try and keep up, sporko.

Poor Free Bagger

“Sharia, NOT!”

Since: Jul 10

Chesapeake, VA

#7720 Jun 28, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's $8 elsewhere.
Maybe you can force the people who own the oil to sell it cheaper than they can produce it, best of luck with that!
Liar.

Por Free Bagger
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7721 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? So the profits made by doing so, that pay the oil workers on up to the CEO, contribute to taxes paid by those oil workers on up to the CEO, and stimulate the economy with purchases made by those oil workers on up to the CEO, do not matter? I didn't mention the owners, because I'm sure in your eyes, since they get a tax break, the millions they pay in taxes are simply an insult.
Why do liberals have such tunnel vision?
So why do teabaggers whine about the price of fuel, when prices rise......and blame the president?

Then whine about we need to drill more to lower the price?

Only to export more.

All your teabagger rhetoric, about jobs, taxes, owners has NOTHING to do with lowering the price.

It's like a 5 year old whining because he gave away all his candy and now he doesn't have any.

Of course the teabagger will sell him back a piece for $5.00.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7722 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
That may be a valid point, but how do you get oil company owners to keep their oil here in the US where the goal is to decrease the profit on it? How do you make them keep it here, without violating their rights? The way I see it, if we want oil company owners to sacrifice their profit margin to be a do gooder, we should have taken the path in life to be an oil company owner.
Keep in mind, the money made by the people in the oil industry, gets spent to other businesses, which pay employees, which spend money at other businesses... The problem, is when you get down to the level where those low skilled workers finally benefitting from that money, are not only getting all their tax withholdings back, but are also getting government handouts. That is the real problem. Government handouts must be curtailed.
Violating their rights?

That ship sailed over a decade ago.

See: Un "Patriot" Act.

Are corporations "people" too?

"If we want oil company owners to sacrifice their profit margin to be a do gooder,"?

Really?

So all those commercials and advertising are false?

They seem so patriotic and humble in those.

Just wait until all our resources are used up and they move on to greener pastures.

Then the real hosing will take place.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7723 Jun 28, 2013
"Government handouts should be curtailed"?

I agree.

Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first “10-K” annual financial report since going public last year. Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission: despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes.

Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million.

Facebook’s income tax refunds stem from the company’s use of a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock options.

1)Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7724 Jun 28, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>So why do teabaggers whine about the price of fuel, when prices rise......and blame the president?

Then whine about we need to drill more to lower the price?

Only to export more.

All your teabagger rhetoric, about jobs, taxes, owners has NOTHING to do with lowering the price.

It's like a 5 year old whining because he gave away all his candy and now he doesn't have any.

Of course the teabagger will sell him back a piece for $5.00.
It's all relative. Exporting oil is not the only reason fuel prices are so high. If Obama has "fixed the economy" like he said he would do, in one term no less, the fuel prices wouldn't be a big deal. Also if he had "fixed the economy" like he said he would, the value of the dollar would be greater, thus it would take fewer dollars to purchase a gallon of fuel.
Are you really this slow? Or do you play dumb to frustrate those you disagree with?

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7725 Jun 28, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>Violating their rights?

That ship sailed over a decade ago.

See: Un "Patriot" Act.

Are corporations "people" too?

"If we want oil company owners to sacrifice their profit margin to be a do gooder,"?

Really?

So all those commercials and advertising are false?

They seem so patriotic and humble in those.

Just wait until all our resources are used up and they move on to greener pastures.

Then the real hosing will take place.
Yep, same old liberal talking points. Number one on the list, "it's Bush's fault".
Well, I'm no fan of the patriot act. Most conservatives agree. Now, the question is, why didn't Obama and the Democrats get rid of it? They had the opportunity.
Do you use Verizon? Lol

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7726 Jun 28, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
"Government handouts should be curtailed"?

I agree.

Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first “10-K” annual financial report since going public last year. Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission: despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes.

Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million.

FacebookÂ’s income tax refunds stem from the companyÂ’s use of a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock options.

1)Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.
Ok, make them pay. But you take on the responsibility of taking care of all the people laid off as a result. Don't ask John Q Public to do it.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#7727 Jun 28, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
"Government handouts should be curtailed"?

I agree.

Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first “10-K” annual financial report since going public last year. Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission: despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes.

Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds totaling $429 million.

FacebookÂ’s income tax refunds stem from the companyÂ’s use of a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock options.

1)Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits in 2009. Exxon not only paid no federal income taxes, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

2) Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

3) Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.

4) Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year after it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

5) Boeing, which received a $30 billion contract from the Pentagon to build 179 airborne tankers, got a $124 million refund from the IRS last year.

6) Valero Energy, the 25th largest company in America with $68 billion in sales last year received a $157 million tax refund check from the IRS and, over the past three years, it received a $134 million tax break from the oil and gas manufacturing tax deduction.

7) Goldman Sachs in 2008 only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

8) Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

9) ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, made $16 billion in profits from 2007 through 2009, but received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

10) Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made more than $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.
Do you not understand that Corporation owners have to ALSO file personal tax returns? The corporation may get tax breaks. The owner, CEO, managers, and employees do not. They still pay taxes.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7728 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
It's all relative. Exporting oil is not the only reason fuel prices are so high. If Obama has "fixed the economy" like he said he would do, in one term no less, the fuel prices wouldn't be a big deal. Also if he had "fixed the economy" like he said he would, the value of the dollar would be greater, thus it would take fewer dollars to purchase a gallon of fuel.
Are you really this slow? Or do you play dumb to frustrate those you disagree with?
I was thinking the same about you.

"Fuel prices wouldn't be problem, if Obama fixed the economy"?

They wouldn't?

"In one term"?

If the teabagger congress would actually DO their job instead of naming post offices and voting for the 40th time to repeal AHCA, addressing everything and anything BUT JOBS, we MIGHT be in better shape.

18 MONTHS to work out an agreement before the sequester with a "super" committee to boot and.......... nothing.

As usual.

Isn't a surprise the teabagger congress favorability is 10%.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7729 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Yep, same old liberal talking points. Number one on the list, "it's Bush's fault".
Well, I'm no fan of the patriot act. Most conservatives agree. Now, the question is, why didn't Obama and the Democrats get rid of it? They had the opportunity.
Do you use Verizon? Lol
So.... Teabaggers want democrats to fix THEIR legislation?

Teabaggers were supporting and defending it for over a decade, until Obama was elected.

www.examiner.com/video/sean-hannity-then-and-... Cached

Teabaggers use talking points, their channel is dedicated to them.

(see above)

Those are facts.

Corporate welfare.

Poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7730 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, make them pay. But you take on the responsibility of taking care of all the people laid off as a result. Don't ask John Q Public to do it.
They wouldn't be laid off if they didn't get tax cuts for out sourcing jobs.

They should be penalized.

Or have tariffs placed on all THEIR imports.

Want to take advantage of our tax laws and economy while using cheap foreign labor?

You will PAY.

poor teabagger.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7731 Jun 28, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, make them pay. But you take on the responsibility of taking care of all the people laid off as a result. Don't ask John Q Public to do it.
John Q. Public DOES take care of it.

Michigan has given large tax breaks and subsidies to employers more often than any other state, according to a new report that tallies up state and local “megadeals,” or incentive packages worth more than $75 million.

Twenty-five of the packages involved relocations, 14 of them from one state to another. Florida this year, for example, awarded Hertz nearly $85 million in incentives to move from New Jersey to Estero, Fla. The remaining 11 deals involved relocations within a single state. For example, in 2011 Illinois gave Sears Roebuck $275 million to move its headquarters from downtown Chicago to a Chicago suburb instead of leaving the state.

All taxpayer funded.

When that's gone they scoot and look for the next sucker.

Poor teabagger.

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