"Obama has been the friendliest president to banks and big oil in history," he tells Yahoo. "Wall Street secretly loves Obama."
feel strongly about. I've never seen the
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/malone-ny/TTBQB52OI52KG2FPM before, but North Country Guy (not unfamiliar with Dylan though) from Moira NY posted:
"I know this topic will touch a few nerves as well it should. Can you believe that our government is actually subsidizing big oil companies? With the report of Exxon making over 11 billion in profits this is nothing more than an insult to the United States citizens. When gas is approaching $5/gallon and heating oil barely affordable by people on fixed incomes, why in the hell would the government be giving money to the oil companies to begin with. Obviously they don't need it. Some may say it's to encourage the companies to explore new areas for oil but with all the regulations on drilling, is it really worth it? And actually, if the USA took a stance on limiting immigration and curbing illegal immigration, this would help too. Population decrease equals a decrease in needed energy, homes, jobs, food, etc..
"I was floored when I read about this. The facts are that the USA has as much oil underground in provable reserves as anyone else does. Canada is the leading reserves with Mexico and Venezuela coming in behind them. I fail to agree that magically the USA suddenly hasn't got as much oil as our surrounding neighbors do. They want us to believe that magically the oil reserves diminish at our border and then pick up again on the other side. How much B.S. is that? The truth is that is the USA developed the already drilled natural gas wells it has, we could cut imports significantly.
"What do you think. Be nice about replying for a change and keep the name calling out of it please. Just state your opinion. Thanks"
Now juxtapose that with this article on the infamous Romney condescension:
"one sentence did stand out to me. When Romney was in mid-rant about the 47 percent—simplistically and erroneously conflating three subsets of Americans: those who voted for Barack Obama, those who receive some form of government assistance, and those who pay no federal income taxes—he said:
"I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
[You want a definition of cynicism, you just had it.]
[47% or 45% are both lies created by subtracting those who pay taxes through payroll deduction, (about 28.6%) from the over-all tax-paying public RTB via Ezra Klien Wonk Blog at Washington Post]
But according to David Corn of Mother Jones, "many people on food stamps, Medicaid, and the like do strive to provide for themselves and their families. The working poor...work. They may even park cars at fancy fundraisers for minimum wage. Romney all-too glibly characterized anyone receiving any public assistance as a parasitic freeloader, and he revealed an us-versus-them attitude that was tremendously ungracious, mean-spirited, and predicated on ignorance of the real world."Thank you, thank you," the woman said. "You showed us what he really thinks of us, what he thinks of me."
Mitt Romney built that. "
I particularly like Mitt Romney complaining about the Obama Get Out the Vote campaign because the Republican Strategy has been Suppress the vote since the days of Nixon. They already had the facts in hand in 1968 that said through their polling data, more Americans are Democrats than Republicans. That's the point at which Suppressing the Vote became essential to Republican Success. And all you need to confirm it, is to read the % who voted each election. If it's up, it's a Democratic Administration unless the Supreme Court interferes, if it's down, it's more Republican Dark Years.
Since the only fraudulent "Get out the Vote" campaigns or "Registration campaigns" have been Republican, this shouldn't be in dispute. Certainly all the campaigns to create peculiar hurdles to voting have come from Republican State Legislatures.
It might well be time for a new Voting Rights act all over again.