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BUSHCO's Welfare-State

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Has Exxon Mobil forgotten to invest in boot-straps, or do we need to $ub$idize them, just a little -while-longer?

    It surely would help the U.S. Budget, if they'd learn to invest some o' their own cash. I mean....we've already got some serious interest-payments, to be made, to China!!
     
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    Dr.Who Well-Known Member

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    That article didn't say one word about subsidies. It only said that they made profit recently. It didn't even put that profit in context.

    But for sake of discussion lets stipulate that they do get subsidies and as you imply that they are getting new ones.

    There is justification for them to be subsidized since they are regulated so heavily and have lost profits they could otherwise have made?

    The best course of action would be to remove excessive regulation so there is no justification for subsidies, and then to not give them any.
     
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    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Ah, yes.....so....much like the DEA's Divine Right to job-security....Big Oil has some Divine Right to mega-profits....one way, OR another, huh? :rolleyes:

    Lemme guess.....this is another o' those Moral-Absolutes, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    BigRob Well-Known Member

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    Most of these subsidies have gone to fund alternative energy research, something Obama opnely supports.
     
  5. Unite Our Nation

    Unite Our Nation New Member

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    I'm not going to defend big oil for a second.

    They need to be cut down at the knees.

    This can only be accomplished at the Congressional level.

    Who on here has written, called and visited their representatives about their displeasure and what they EXPECT as far as change in this area?

    If you haven't spoken up, you are part of the problem...
     
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