Two conservative Republicans booted f...

Two conservative Republicans booted from US House budget panel

There are 254 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 4, 2012, titled Two conservative Republicans booted from US House budget panel. In it, Reuters reports that:

Two of the most conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have been kicked off the House Budget Committee, a rare move that could make it easier for the panel to advance a deal with Democrats to cut fiscal deficits.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#131 Dec 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The ordinry Americans take care of themselves, and they are successful. It is Obama's pitiful, his needy greedy, that cannot do anything to take care of themselves. And we can no longer afford to take care of them with flat screen TVs, cell phones, free medical, and housing. They must do something for their keep. They hav become useless to society other then to keep the cigarette factories, and breweries going.
Instead. lets give all the money to the billion dollar corporations:

•Verizon made a total profit of $62.42 billion in 2010, and received a tax refund of $705 million. CEO Ivan Seidenberg earned $18.1 million.
•Prudential Financial brought in a total of $18.69 billion in profit in 2010. It got a $722 million tax refund from the federal government, while paying CEO John Strangfeld $16.2 million.
•eBay made a $6.59 billion profit last year, and got a $131 million tax refund. CEO John Donahoe received $12.4 million.
•Bank of New York Mellon made a profit of $9.42 billion in 2010, and received a $670 million tax refund. CEO Robert Kelly made $19.4 million.
•International Paper Co. had a profit of $6.70 billion last year, and got a $249 million tax refund. CEO John Faraci received $12.3 million.
Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year, even though it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.

ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, which made $16 billion in profits from 2006 through 2009, received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.

Ford's federal income tax rate was just 2.3 percent in 2009 even though it made $3 billion in profits.

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

Over the last five years, Southwest Airlines paid a federal income tax rate of 6.3 percent, Yahoo paid 7 percent, and Prudential Financial paid 7.6 percent.
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Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#133 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Instead. lets give all the money to the billion dollar corporations:
•Verizon made a total profit of $62.42 billion in 2010, and received a tax refund of $705 million. CEO Ivan Seidenberg earned $18.1 million.
•Prudential Financial brought in a total of $18.69 billion in profit in 2010. It got a $722 million tax refund from the federal government, while paying CEO John Strangfeld $16.2 million.
•eBay made a $6.59 billion profit last year, and got a $131 million tax refund. CEO John Donahoe received $12.4 million.
•Bank of New York Mellon made a profit of $9.42 billion in 2010, and received a $670 million tax refund. CEO Robert Kelly made $19.4 million.
•International Paper Co. had a profit of $6.70 billion last year, and got a $249 million tax refund. CEO John Faraci received $12.3 million.
Chevron received a $19 million refund from the IRS last year, even though it made $10 billion in profits in 2009.
ConocoPhillips, the fifth largest oil company in the United States, which made $16 billion in profits from 2006 through 2009, received $451 million in tax breaks through the oil and gas manufacturing deduction.
Ford's federal income tax rate was just 2.3 percent in 2009 even though it made $3 billion in profits.
Over the past five years, Carnival Cruise Lines made over $11 billion in profits, but its federal income tax rate during those years was just 1.1 percent.
Over the last five years, Southwest Airlines paid a federal income tax rate of 6.3 percent, Yahoo paid 7 percent, and Prudential Financial paid 7.6 percent.
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Cat74

Westmont, IL

#134 Dec 9, 2012
At least the corporations create jobs. What do the greedy needy create? Waiting. How about more greedy needy.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#135 Dec 9, 2012
Create what? JOBS? Where? China? Mexico?

At least when the government issues checks to people for unemployment, social security, medicare, medicaid and welfare that money is guaranteed to stay right here in the U.S.
and they do create jobs because they are consumers too, the "real" job creators.

They are more likely to spend that money at a local business rather than a multi-national corporation too.

Who knows with the "greedy needy" corporations.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#136 Dec 9, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
The republicans have joined the communists on the democrat side, I guess. This smacks of corruption. Boehner should go screw himself along with Cantor.
Awww, here's a tissue, cry baby! lol.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#137 Dec 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
At least the corporations create jobs. What do the greedy needy create? Waiting. How about more greedy needy.
Well you're one of the needy. Your needy and greedy ass sits on the computer all day posting bs until the 3rd of each month when you get your SSI check, hypocrite! How's that medicare holding up for ya, old saw? Yeah, I thought so!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#138 Dec 9, 2012
Billy Ringo wrote:
<quoted text>
"compassionate conservatives" are the ones who see wisdom in wasting $5 trillion of our tax dollars, and the lives of 2,000 young americans, to look for non-existent, imaginary WMD's in Iraq - and pay for it by selling paper to China.
Their dumb asses don't want to read or hear the truth. They're too busy hating and being brainwashed by Faux News and their neocon pundits, the idiots. Like to throw all of them over a cliff!

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#139 Dec 9, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
At least the corporations create jobs. What do the greedy needy create? Waiting. How about more greedy needy.
Yeah the corporations create jobs, you idiot! In China, India, Mexico, and other foreign countries. Then they take their earnings and place them in Cayman Island and Swiss Banks! They're so damn patriotic, aren't they? Mittens and Trump both have companies in China, you ignorant lout!
Some Random Dude

Santa Cruz, CA

#140 Dec 9, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah the corporations create jobs, you idiot! In China, India, Mexico, and other foreign countries. Then they take their earnings and place them in Cayman Island and Swiss Banks! They're so damn patriotic, aren't they? Mittens and Trump both have companies in China, you ignorant lout!
Bouya!

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#141 Dec 9, 2012
We borrow 42 cents of every dollar Washington spends today

Our Children and Grand children surely wont have the same America that we all had

What a shame!!!

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#142 Dec 9, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
We borrow 42 cents of every dollar Washington spends today
39 of those cents belong to paying George Bush's debt.

How's that Herman Cain endorsement working out for you, Vince?
Cat74

Carpentersville, IL

#143 Dec 9, 2012
Sorry,bappy, by the time I can ask for SS the Democrats will have bankrupted the system.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#144 Dec 10, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Sorry,bappy, by the time I can ask for SS the Democrats will have bankrupted the system.
LOL! Tell me something else funny! The dems left a SURPLUS, remember???? Before your president, the incompetent Bush took office and simultaneously ran two wars, gave tax credits, deregulated the banking industry and wall street and that caused our huge deficit! The largest in AMERICAN HISTORY FELL ON THE REPUBLICAN WATCH!!! There is no way you incompetent, ignorant and illiterate haters can get pass that. To add insult to injury, you jack asses wanted to elect America's nearly first billionaire, Mitt Romney who benefited from the financial meltdown! How's that for stupid?

What your children will ask is how we could have ever allowed your party to control and run this nation because of your party's stupidity and greed! While they play on the racial hatred of idiots like you and your fear of terrorists, they're busy helping corporations to take over this nation, bust unions, destroy the middle-class and divide the country!

Yeah, you've got something to tell your children and it's how you could have ever been their progenitor and be so damn STUPID!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#145 Dec 10, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Sorry,bappy, by the time I can ask for SS the Democrats will have bankrupted the system.
Reagan and both Bush's are the ones that robbed(borrowed,sic) the funds out of Social Security....look it up.....

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#146 Dec 10, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
Sorry,bappy, by the time I can ask for SS the Democrats will have bankrupted the system.
That's why Paul Lyin Ryan already collected his. Now he he'll do away with SS if he gets elected.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#147 Dec 10, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah the corporations create jobs, you idiot! In China, India, Mexico, and other foreign countries. Then they take their earnings and place them in Cayman Island and Swiss Banks! They're so damn patriotic, aren't they? Mittens and Trump both have companies in China, you ignorant lout!
You're so stupid it's frightening, but not as frightening as your extreme rage and anger. You are that most dangerous of animals, dumb and fanatical. We can all be thankful that you have absolutely no power nor authority in the real world. The scary part for all of us is when you blow off and harm somebody.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#148 Dec 10, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Their dumb asses don't want to read or hear the truth. They're too busy hating and being brainwashed by Faux News and their neocon pundits, the idiots. Like to throw all of them over a cliff!
bappie, nappie, yappie

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#149 Dec 10, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
Totally pointless and irrational post, like nearly all of your other posts. Just pathetic. You really crave attention, don't you?
Yes, Yes, Yes, the normal verbal slander of rants and lies when you can't prove yourself right, but can prove yourself empty of thought.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#150 Dec 10, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The ordinry Americans take care of themselves, and they are successful. It is Obama's pitiful, his needy greedy, that cannot do anything to take care of themselves. And we can no longer afford to take care of them with flat screen TVs, cell phones, free medical, and housing. They must do something for their keep. They hav become useless to society other then to keep the cigarette factories, and breweries going.
Did that kind of elitist Republican nonsense help you win the last election?

You DO realize those are all lies, don't you? Don't you?

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#151 Dec 10, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, Yes, Yes, the normal verbal slander of rants and lies when you can't prove yourself right, but can prove yourself empty of thought.
Please don't pretend you have credibility here, or deserve serious answers. We've ALL seen how you respond to serious answers - with offtopic rants and cut and pastes from Drudge's crapsite.

I don't have to "prove" a thing, little boy.

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