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Old 08-09-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Originally Posted by steven_h

So much for promises from politicians, even if they are mulatto and from da' hood. A politician from either major party no longer has a connection to the masses, just the perception of a connection. Obama is as white as any politician in recent history, if skin color is a benchmark for anything.

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Excellent post. Being raised by a white mother and white grandparents who provided Obama a very nice standard of living, living the most impressive years in Indonesia, a muslim country, connection to the poor and middle class and black community is an impression Obama worked hard on to deceive voters into supporting him and they fell for the farce.
Thanks, it simply irks me how Obama's pundits continue to close their eyes, hold their noses, and perpetuate the same lies again and again. They'd have 20-20 vision if it were a Republican in office. I'm not even sure the term "being hypocritical" covers it. BOTH parties have engineered their constituents to place the parties ahead of the country, and this is a real problem.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Cronyism differs from industry to industry and variation depends on the extent to which a field is regulated, and, especially, on whether government is a major payer (as in medical and hospital care) or can give or withhold the permission literally to exist (as in mining or energy production). Wall Street firm will contribute millions to the election because it dares not risk lacking “access” to the White House and Congress. The media is just a lap dog for Obama for the same reason.

The “investment” has nothing to do with innovation, production, or meeting demands of customers. It may be buying protection against political power in exactly the way a restaurant owner in Brooklyn must buy “protection” when the mob comes seeking a cut of his profits. Or it may be buying the political influence to shape regulations and taxes in ways that give it an advantage over competitors.

You do realize that small businesses are competitors of big business right?

Naive people, who hate big business and bankers are the very people who cheered and voted for Obama, cheered as he increased taxes on the little guy, (big businesses competitors). And then there is Warren Buffet who "invests in big business" to make more money. And you thought they cared. LOL, very naive.

Oh they say yes they should pay more but do everything to avoid it. The big guys, "cronies" easily avoid those taxes.
"The big guys, "cronies" easily avoid those taxes."

When does applying the tax code to your tax return become "avoid"

Are you married, have kids, have a mortgage? Do you take advantage of the tax deductions that apply to you?

No difference.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: None of your business
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I do not put too much stock into what the leaders say I choose to go over their record with a fine tooth comb because it tells the real story.
Most people all they need is a catch phrase. Remember "Hope and Change". Yep that's all it took for people to cry at the mention of Obama. That little phrase is all it took for Chris Matthews to get a tingle up his leg.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Originally Posted by steven_h

So much for promises from politicians, even if they are mulatto and from da' hood. A politician from either major party no longer has a connection to the masses, just the perception of a connection. Obama is as white as any politician in recent history, if skin color is a benchmark for anything.



Thanks, it simply irks me how Obama's pundits continue to close their eyes, hold their noses, and perpetuate the same lies again and again. They'd have 20-20 vision if it were a Republican in office. I'm not even sure the term "being hypocritical" covers it. BOTH parties have engineered their constituents to place the parties ahead of the country, and this is a real problem.
All I know is I don't trust politicians, NONE of them and especially a politician that is constantly trying to increase the amount of money they take from the American people so obviously Obama is the best politician but the worst human.

I don't trust politicians and government should be downsized.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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The US Ex-Im bank is the epitome of 'crony capitalism,' fascism, corporatism, or whichever term you want to use (I prefer 'corporatism.'). This is a federal program wherein loans to foreign customers of US companies are guaranteed by the US taxpayer. Tim Carney has a good chapter about it in his book 'Ripoff[.

Pres. Obama has supported expansion of Ex-Im. He was out here in Seattle touting Ex-Im
Obama Doubles Down on Corporate Welfare | Citizens Against Government Waste

He signed into law an extension of Ex-Im in 2012, after corporatist dems & republicans reached a deal. Only congressional tea-partiers opposed this corporate welfare. According to the NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/bu...bank.html?_r=0
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Mr. Obama paid tribute to Congressional leaders who brokered the deal to preserve the bank, which was in jeopardy after Tea Party-aligned conservatives in the House and Senate seized on the need for reauthorization as a chance to mothball an agency they say is a purveyor of welfare to big corporations like Boeing and Caterpillar.
Looks like we need some more tea partiers in Congress.
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