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  • Obama wants action to halt the rush of U.S. companies moving abroad [View news story]
    Typical big government liberal response ! And if Congress doesn't go along, Obama the Imperial President will simply use his pen and phone. Hey stupid... why not offer incentives for companies to staying in the U.S. instead of imposing the highest corporate tax rates of any industrialized country. What's next ? Banning people from leaving the country. Yeah, that's worked well in the past.
    Jul 16 07:41 PM | 29 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Texas on Friday became the latest state to sue BP, Halliburton (HAL) and others tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, alleging the parties "engaged in willful and wanton misconduct." The Texas lawsuit asks for money for various reasons including sales and hotel occupancy taxes the state says it didn't receive because visitors didn't go to its Gulf Coast communities due to the spill. [View news story]
    Texas didn't have BP oil on its beaches. Give me a break.
    May 20 10:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Former President Bill Clinton says he would declare the debt limit unconstitutional "without hesitation" if Congress does not raise it in time. It's an idea The Washington Post's Ezra Klein calls the best of a number of bad options if you consider the severe economic ramifications a Treasury default or prioritized payment plan could produce.  [View news story]
    Go ahead Bill. You and Barrack can say whatever you like. Doesn't make it so. Read the Constitution before making such a ridiculous statement.
    Jul 19 06:02 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration is considering a plan to tax drivers on the amount of miles they drive. The tax could be enforced by installing equipment in vehicles to track usage, and payments could be made at service stations.  [View news story]
    How much longer will we have to put up with this Nazi !
    May 5 05:21 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • After some remarks on Japan's earthquake, President Obama is speaking live about potential new domestic oil development and other measures to address energy prices; he says new production can't come on line overnight and that the government is ready to tap emergency reserves if needed.  [View news story]
    Never let a crisis go to waste. In fact, do everything you can to help create the crisis and then stand up and give speeches about solving the problem. What a joke.
    Mar 11 12:52 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does the inheritance tax help or hurt the economy and the country? Is the tax fair to heirs, not to mention the people who worked and saved for decades to build up those assets? Yes, it's fair - and in this economy, we need the revenue - or, no, it's unfair - encouraging the rich to waste their wealth and creating a barrier to others who need capital.  [View news story]
    Death should NOT be a taxable event. Do not try and rationalize reasons why it would be beneficial to confiscate money from one's estate. There is no justification. The redistribution of wealth mindset is out of control.
    Sep 20 06:47 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama rules out extending Bush-era tax cuts for Americans earning $250K+, and outlines a proposal for allowing businesses to write off all their 2011 investment. "This isn't to punish folks who are better off," he tells an Ohio audience. "It's because we can't afford the $700B price tag." (text)  [View news story]
    Hurry up and get here November !
    Sep 8 05:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Coast Guard backtracks on its earlier statement that an oil slick is visible near the Mariner Energy (ME) offshore platform that caught fire yesterday. The real impact of the accident may not be damage to the Gulf, but an expansion of the offshore drilling ban because it's an "inherently dangerous practice."  [View news story]
    This country running out of oil and trying to run our cars and trucks on windmills and solar panels is an "inherently dangerous practice" also.
    Sep 3 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Medicare will gain an extra 12 years of fiscal life thanks to the new health reform law, a government report says - "a very substantial improvement in our long-term fiscal position” Geithner says, “much larger than anything we have considered."  [View news story]
    Unfortunately, we the patients will lose 12 years off of our life thanks to the new health reform law.
    Aug 5 03:48 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A government report due out today is expected to show that 75% of the oil from the Gulf leak has already evaporated, dispersed, been captured or otherwise eliminated, and that much of the rest is so diluted that it doesn't seem to pose much additional risk of harm.  [View news story]
    God is in control of His wonderfully designed planet Earth. Not man. This is just another example of that fact.
    Aug 4 11:31 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Treasury approves mortgage-assistance proposals submitted by North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina, and will be sending the states $600M to help up to 50K unemployed homeowners avoid foreclosure.  [View news story]
    Another waste of taxpayer money that will only delay the unemployed in seriously looking for work and adjusting their lifestyles to match their income. Studies have proven that most of the chronically unemployed only get serious about looking for work the month before their unemployment checks stop. But not to worry, the goverment will not only extend the unemployment benefits, now they will pay your mortgage ! Maybe I'll stop paying my mortgage and let our Socialist government pick up the tab.
    Aug 4 11:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Under a little-noticed provision of the new financial legislation, the SEC no longer must comply with nearly all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act. Congress and federal agencies can request information, but the public cannot.  [View news story]
    That's what you call HOPE, CHANGE and TRANSPERANCY.
    Jul 28 06:22 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facing bankruptcy, Maywood, Calif., is outsourcing all its municipal work - cops, street repair workers, school crossing guards - to private firms and neighboring governments. Residents of the nearby town of Bell may want to seek a similar path upon learning that their city manager makes $800K and police chief $450K in annual salaries.  [View news story]
    November can't get here soon enough. The election will be an indicator of whether or not the voters in this country are fed up or not. Sure, many are. But will it be enough to make a difference. If this election does nothing to turn the tide, America will just keep accelerating down the slippery slope that it is already on into the abyss.
    Jul 20 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP is signing scientists from Louisiana State University and other Gulf-area colleges to $205-an-hour research contracts that come with non-disclosure agreements. Generally, universities allow professors to work as outside consultants for up to eight hours per week.  [View news story]
    Go Tigers !
    Jul 20 02:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Shares of gun stocks move higher after the Supreme Court strikes down the City of Chicago's ban on individual ownership of handguns, saying "self-defense is a basic right." SWHC +3.2%. RGR +1.7%.  [View news story]
    If my city bans the individual ownership of hand guns, then I guess I'll just be a criminal !
    Jun 28 03:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment