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Old 05-02-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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The GOP is finally coming around to social issues. Pretty soon, the Democrats will be extremely unpopular as their statist, anti business rhetoric will do them in. The GOP has had their come to Jesus assessment, fortunately for them, they are starting to change their stance on social issues. Unfortunately, I don't see the Democrats changing their statist, rich-hating, anti-entrepreneurial, anti business rhetoric. The shift will begin in 2014 when they get booted out of the senate once the American people realize obamacare is a disaster.
When is that going to make its way to the conservatives on this forum? Judging from threads of the last few days, they still hate gays, think most blacks are criminals, and oppose immigration of all kinds.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Just look at liberal dominated NYC - quite possibly the worst place on the planet for business and the rich.
And yet look at the major companies headquartered there (pretty much a "who's who" of the business world):

Verizon Communications

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Citigroup

American International Group

MetLife

Pfizer

PepsiCo

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs Group

New York Life Insurance

TIAA-CREF

News Corp (ie FOX News)

American Express

Philip Morris International

Time Warner

Travelers Cos.

Alcoa

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Time Warner Cable

Colgate-Palmolive

Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

L-3 Communications

Viacom

CBS

Loews

Omnicom Group

Consolidated Edison

Icahn Enterprises

Marsh & McLennan

Avon Products

Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America

BlackRock

Est�e Lauder

Assurant

Corning

Cablevision Systems

Barnes & Noble

MasterCard

Jarden

McGraw-Hill

Ralph Lauren

Foot Locker

CIT Group

So much for the silly idea that businesses don't want to be in NY.


Ke
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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The GOP is finally coming around to social issues. Pretty soon, the Democrats will be extremely unpopular as their statist, anti business rhetoric will do them in. The GOP has had their come to Jesus assessment, fortunately for them, they are starting to change their stance on social issues. Unfortunately, I don't see the Democrats changing their statist, rich-hating, anti-entrepreneurial, anti business rhetoric. The shift will begin in 2014 when they get booted out of the senate once the American people realize obamacare is a disaster.
Good luck with that.

Pretty much a "sea of blue":

RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Generic Congressional Vote

Ken
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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So much for the silly idea that businesses don't want to be in NY.


Ke
They stick around because the NYC business address gives them credibility. It offsets the extra costs associated with doing business there.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I'd say the gop has about as much chance of becoming relevant as the Toronto Maple Leafs have of winning the Stanley cup!!!

The dems sure have their share of goofballs but a goofball Dem is about the same as the best the gop has. Now, the goofball GOPers, we are talking glen beck level idiocy here!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I'd say the gop has about as much chance of becoming relevant as the Toronto Maple Leafs have of winning the Stanley cup!!!

The dems sure have their share of goofballs but a goofball Dem is about the same as the best the gop has. Now, the goofball GOPers, we are talking glen beck level idiocy here!!!
Keep beating to the beat of that drum. Your constituents (unemployed 18-30 year olds) are going to start clamoring for some economic growth and jobs, something the Democrats have yet to do (...oh and spare me 100k new jobs per month, there's 22 million college students right now so let me know when we're creating enough jobs, and have enough people retiring to satisfy 22 million new jobs every 4 years)
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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They stick around because the NYC business address gives them credibility. It offsets the extra costs associated with doing business there.
Sure.
In other words - even WITH the extra costs (and there ARE extra costs), it's a PLUS to be located in NY.

Ken
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Keep beating to the beat of that drum. Your constituents (unemployed 18-30 year olds) are going to start clamoring for some economic growth and jobs, something the Democrats have yet to do (...oh and spare me 100k new jobs per month, there's 22 million college students right now so let me know when we're creating enough jobs, and have enough people retiring to satisfy 22 million new jobs every 4 years)
And yet - it's a sea of blue:

RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Generic Congressional Vote

So much for THAT theory.

Ken
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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And yet - it's a sea of blue:

RealClearPolitics - Election Other - Generic Congressional Vote

So much for THAT theory.

Ken
Ken- I'm talking about the future, not the past.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Ken- I'm talking about the future, not the past.
There is NO indication of any trend like that on the horizon.
You can of course HOPE for that CHANGE - but there's no evidence that anything like that is going on.

Ken
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