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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:11 AM

Commentary: Why isnít Obama demanding corporate welfare cuts?

$2.6 trillion could be saved without touching safety net


If President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner really want to reduce federal deficits, theyíre doing a lousy job of it.

Rather than focusing their negotiations on specific and achievable savings that would stabilize our debt for a decade or more, the two leaders have instead been talking about areas of the budget in which thereís almost no common ground.

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Theyíre ignoring the most obvious solution: Eliminating unproductive and unnecessary federal spending and tax expenditures, especially corporate welfare that only benefits special interests. If even we didnít have a deficit problem, we should eliminate or minimize this kind of wasteful spending.

And, contrary to what youíve been told, there is plenty to cut.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-isnt-obama-demanding-corporate-welfare-cuts-2012-12-18

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Reply Commentary: Why isnít Obama demanding corporate welfare cuts? (Original post)
cal04 Dec 2012 OP
plethoro Dec 2012 #1
Rambis Dec 2012 #3
plethoro Dec 2012 #5
Rambis Dec 2012 #6
plethoro Dec 2012 #7
djean111 Dec 2012 #2
xchrom Dec 2012 #4
bahrbearian Dec 2012 #8
Mel Content Dec 2012 #9
klyon Dec 2012 #10
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2012 #11
Autumn Dec 2012 #12
Metalflake Dec 2012 #13
woo me with science Dec 2012 #14
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #15
jsr Dec 2012 #16
raouldukelives Dec 2012 #17
commenter8 Dec 2012 #18

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:13 AM

1. Because they both work for Inverse Corporate Fascists, which

 

Chris Hayes has expounded on countless times.

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Response to plethoro (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

3. "Bob's yer uncle"

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Response to Rambis (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:25 AM

5. Right. I had almost forgotten that expression. Are you from across the pond? nft

 

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Response to plethoro (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. No-parents use it (nm)

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Response to Rambis (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:31 AM

7. Good. I happen to have an Uncle Bob. I was

 

wondering if you were NCIS or The Shop.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:14 AM

2. Is that a trick question?

Obama and Boehner are both corporatists.
Does no good to know how much can be cut if I know that it will not be cut.
Obama never demands anything.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. du rec. nt

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:14 AM

8. And Defense Cuts

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:16 AM

9. bcause he's not a Democrat.

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:39 AM

10. yes

corporate welfare should only be used when we want to promote new things like trans-continental trains. We should use it today to make clean fuels a reality, high speed trains to replace air traffic not billion dollar companies that don't need it and ship job overseas.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:44 AM

11. Why isn't anybody, except the one guy that isn't in either party? K&R

 


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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 AM

12. Well a Democrat might give a few hundred bucks when they can

to his campaign war chest. A corporation gives a hell of a lot more. They take damn good care of their real constituents. The rest of us can shut the fuck up and eat our peas, or cat food if we can afford it.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:21 PM

13. Cause he's a Blue Dog/Republican. nm

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:25 PM

14. Why, indeed.

Time to stop pretending that Obama and other corporate Dems work for us.

Time to start figuring out what we do to fix the problem.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:28 PM

16. Because Corporations Are People.

And they're job creators, unlike the 47%.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:27 PM

17. Fuck Wall St. Fuck Monsanto, HSBC, Dow, BP, Apple, Wal-Mart, Lockheed, McDonalds, Microsoft

and all the other corporations sucking the life out of America and distributing it to the wealthiest around the globe. They are killing our home and our futures. Support of it is support of the most heinous Republican/Corporatist agendas. It is the support of climate change. Of deregulation. Of suffering and misery for the elderly, disabled and the mentally ill. When will we have had enough. How much money will be enough? When will people stop supporting the market and start supporting America? A future with less famine, more wildlife, more Redwood forests and Coral Reefs is possible. One that contains salmon and Aspens or one that contains Foxconn, warm oceans and slashed safety nets. We have to start today. We have to demand a safer world for children and all living things. Not just with words but with legitimate action. Putting our money where our mouth is. Not where Romney's mouth is for a change.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:16 PM

18. White House petition to end corporate welfare

White House petition to end corporate welfare here: http://wh.gov/Qa6f

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