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Whats up with PUnk politicians who dont know anything talkin all stupid like they are important and relevant ?

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May 12, 2011 – Comments (15)

So  the government  is calling  on  Big oil  to  be little them ?   strip  away their rights,   and  increase their taxes   and   ask for cheaper  oil ?

 Wow   what geniuses  ?   anyone  remember  Jimmy  Carter  ?   or the  80's ????

 Does anyone honestly think  that  will  decrease the price of gasoline ?

I swear   if only   idiots were not allowed in government.

 Must be nice  to have an  unlimited  printing press paying whatever bills your   make.

 What  a bunch  of  haters   and  jealous  fools.

How about actually allowing the  construction of a brand new  refinery  in the  USA  ?  its been  like 35 years  since the last  new   refinery has been built.

Build it   right next to the  capital,   and make these politiicians actually have to work at the refinery  as their second  jobs  to pay for all the bills  they create  and   we have to  borrow   and get taxed  to pay just the interest on the interest.

 

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#1) On May 12, 2011 at 11:10 AM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

I would to see our politicians actually have to spend 8 hours a day  working  at a refinery,   some would not last  8  minutes.

Yet they are all experts,  in all things.  They know whats best  and they like to abuse their powers whenever possible.

Heres another idea,  make them part time legislators  who must now work  10 hours a day  6 days a week in some refinery or  factory  or  mechanic  shop  or  on a farm picking  vegetables by hand.

Maybe they will  understand a little better than.

 

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#2) On May 12, 2011 at 11:42 AM, buffalonate (93.99) wrote:

The big oil companies obviously don't need tax subsidies but they also pay a higher tax rate than any other industry so I say leave them alone. 

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#3) On May 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM, mtf00l (45.26) wrote:

A good idea.

I propose we take it a step further.  Make political office a "public service".  If they want to be politicians, they have to have a real job, not a "board position", and get there benefits through their respective employers.  Then give them a stipend for their service.

As a matter of fact let's pattern it after the military reserves.  One weekend a month and two weeks a year.

Lastly, let's make proffessional lobbying a federal offense punishable by imprisonment under the bribing of public officials laws.

Then, perhaps, maybe these politicians will listen to their constituants.

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#4) On May 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

INDEED  :)

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#5) On May 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

No one should obtain a  lifetime pension from being a politician ?

 that is oxymoronic.  They should have no benefits,  they do more harm than good in almost all circumstances.

And the laws  towards them should be stricter not more lenient.

 

 

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#6) On May 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM, leohaas (31.60) wrote:

All our Congress is doing right now is trying to take away some subsidies from the oil companies. Isn't that a great idea in this time of deficits? I don't see how anyone can be opposed to this, unless you work in the industry.

Here we are touching on a big problem: everyone crying that "government spending is out of control", yet if Congress is finally willing to do something about it, the whining becomes "but don't cut MY subsidies!"

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#7) On May 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Turfscape (41.86) wrote:

If the oil companies find the U.S. to be too inhospitable an environment, let them stop selling oil here. I guarantee the market / public will take care of the issue quickly.

But, yeah...let's just blame "politicians". Because "politicians" are TOTALLY different than people. Normal people totally don't support their politician in any way, whatsoever. This whole "government" was put in place through divine ascension. What we need is a way for normal people to choose who represents their region of the country. If ONLY we had some sort of system for choosing the "politicians" who serve in this "government".

Just in case my sarcasm went unnoticed there...polls seem to indicate that the U.S. public SUPPORTS the idea of eliminating oil company subsidies, increasing their taxes and putting price controls in place. Right, wrong or indifferent...the "politicians" in this case ARE listening to their constituents. It's not the "government" that is stupid. It's people that are stupid.

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#8) On May 12, 2011 at 1:41 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

Wow...  really turf ???   and LEO ???  really ??

Did the oil companies create  those deficits ?   subsidies ?  LMAO.

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WOW  rolls eyes....  in amazement  :)

 

Hey I hope you guys get your way.....   the higher gas prices wont affect me   enjoy...

 The only thing worse sometimes than not getting what you want,  is actually getting it  and than finding out   it wasn't  what you expected.

 Turf please don't again comment  for some reason you  lack something  ~~~~  some 

je ne sais quoi

and whenever I see you comments  I just want to reach out and  :)  not be so friendly.

But i'm sure you'll retort something silly  so feel free :-9

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#9) On May 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM, mtf00l (45.26) wrote:

Whatever solution comes out of congress will be paid for by the oil lobby.  Is that really what we want or need?

                                                          --OR--

Are you suggesting a better paying lobby is going after the oil companies?

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#10) On May 12, 2011 at 1:48 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

HMMM  I wonder what history shows when you  raise taxes and enact strict  price controls...

 A lot of people will be  walking instead of driving.  I'm old enough to remember  the 70's  among other decades.

Just remember  when things really become fubared who  was there lighting  the matches  and who was trying to blow them out  :)

 

 

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#11) On May 12, 2011 at 1:50 PM, mtf00l (45.26) wrote:

Whatever happened to the CEO's of the financial firms after their hearings?

Nothing.  Oh wait!  I'm wrong, they got bonuses,record profits and for the first time in history didn't lose a penny quarter over quarter for consecutive quarters.  Shocking!

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#12) On May 12, 2011 at 2:04 PM, CluckChicken (38.81) wrote:

Of the countries that Oil companies operate in the US has the lowest effective tax rate. The top 5 oil companies are all among the top 20 earning companies in the world. Why should they be getting 2 billion each in subsidies? On this message board we have several posts about how Congress does nothing for their pay but we have no issue with just handing over billions to companies that obviously do not need it. 

Taking away this subsidy should have no effect on gas prices as the money they are getting should be used for the exploration of oil, which is where oil companies make the money and the current supply of crude oil is greater than the amount that can be refined.

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#13) On May 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

  Ugarte: Heh, you know, watching you just now with the Deutsche Bank, one would think you've been doing this all your life.
Rick: Oh, what makes you think I haven't?
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Rick: You thought what?
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Share this quote Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
Share this quote Berger: We read five times that you were killed, in five different places.
Victor Laszlo: As you can see, it was true every single time.
  Captain Renault: Rick, there are many exit visas sold in this café, but we know that *you've* never sold one. That is the reason we permit you to remain open.
Rick: Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette.
Captain Renault: That is *another* reason.
  [about Rick]
Major Strasser: You give him credit for too much cleverness. My impression was that he's just another blundering American.
Captain Renault: We musn't underestimate "American blundering". I was with them when they "blundered" into Berlin in 1918.  Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?
Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!
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[aloud]
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:)

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#14) On May 12, 2011 at 2:15 PM, L0RDZ (82.12) wrote:

  Rick: Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine. 
Ilsa: I love you so much. I hate war so much.
Ilsa: [laughs ironically] With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love.
Rick: Yeah, it's pretty bad timing. Where were you, say, ten years ago?
Ilsa: [trying to be cheerful] Ten years ago? Well, let's see...
[remembers, smiles]
Ilsa: Oh, yes, I was having a brace put on my teeth. Where were you?
Rick: Looking for a job.

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#15) On May 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM, Turfscape (41.86) wrote:

L0RDZ wrote:
"and whenever I see you comments  I just want to reach out and  :)  not be so friendly."

Not surprising in the least.

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