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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 12:34 PM
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13. A lot of the wetlands destruction was caused by oil eploration and drillin
Thus, corporations profitted from their destruction. So if we can't use tax dollars to pay for them, we should go after the oil companies. Then, of course, gas will go up even more, but one could, and should, argue that oil prices were kept down by cost-cutting on things like wetland preservation, so that we all profited from the wetland destruction. Thus, we should all help clean it up, either through paying more for gas and making gas companies pay for the repairs, or through taxes.

If we don't pay, then we will pay when New Orleans vanishes completely, and oil companies will have to spend more to ship their product.

That's the biggest flaw to the Republican mindset. They always see things only in terms of the immediate and local. They have no ability to understand connections, and interdependence. A Republican makes a million dollars, and he thinks "I've earned a million dollars. What a man I am!" A liberal makes a million dollars, and he or she thinks "America has been very good to me. How fortunate I am!"
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  -Rush on New Orleans: Can anyone help refute this? TheFarseer  Oct-11-05 12:07 PM   #0 
  - Rush said it  leftofthedial   Oct-11-05 12:08 PM   #1 
  - It's garbage  KingFlorez   Oct-11-05 12:11 PM   #2 
  - This is actually partially true...  SteppingRazor   Oct-11-05 12:11 PM   #3 
  - Well, yes and no.  Brotherjohn   Oct-11-05 12:22 PM   #10 
     - A lot of the wetlands destruction was caused by oil eploration and drillin  jobycom   Oct-11-05 12:34 PM   #13 
     - Oh, you're quite right as to why Louisiana was forced...  SteppingRazor   Oct-11-05 12:34 PM   #14 
  - The exact opposite is true:  Lerkfish   Oct-11-05 12:12 PM   #4 
  - I understand that a large portion of the funds  fooj   Oct-11-05 12:12 PM   #5 
  - hehe. Yeah, true. All that National Gaurd training wasn't there when it  jobycom   Oct-11-05 12:23 PM   #11 
  - It sounds like Louisiana shouldn't have invaded Iraq  NoPasaran   Oct-11-05 12:41 PM   #15 
  - I understand that a large portion of the funds  fooj   Oct-11-05 12:12 PM   #6 
  - Rush needs to do his time  Patchuli   Oct-11-05 12:12 PM   #7 
  - Part of money diverted to help out corporate interest  NoAmericanTaliban   Oct-11-05 12:17 PM   #8 
  - Some truth to it, many lies to it  jobycom   Oct-11-05 12:21 PM   #9 
  - I love your last paragraph. Absolutely on point, and the one thing ...  Brotherjohn   Oct-11-05 12:26 PM   #12 
  - well what about th fact that bush was given money to fight terrorists...  madmom   Oct-11-05 12:49 PM   #16 
  - Why are we rebuilding Iraq and giving money to Pakistan when we  JohnnyBoots   Oct-11-05 01:11 PM   #17 
  - yeah, that damn New Orleans took the levee money and blew it on  librechik   Oct-11-05 01:31 PM   #18 
 

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