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What was left out is that the Oil and Gas Industry has for many decades received tax credits and tax breaks both at the Federal and State levels which amounts to about $80 Billion a year. Corporate Welfare is alive and well in the US from Sugar to Oil and other Industries too numerous to mention. Who do you think is paying for all the Super Pac's which will spend $5 Billion on the Presidential Election? At last count 158 families in the entire US will be spending that amount of money. What will they get in return?
The new Board Members will not be sworn in to Nov. 16 so they were in the audience and had no say in anything that went on Wed.
Brad I agree with your humble opinion. What I fail to understand though is why criminals, terrorists and crazies have the same right to obtain a weapon (especially a military assault weapons) as a law abiding citizen or do they. Does the 2nd Amendment cover them?
Brad please explain why the US is so different from the the rest of the Western World. Are we the only country that has crazies or is it something else that I'm missing? When I was growing up in the 40's 50's and early 60's this was not a problem, assault weapons at that time were confined to the military. All my relatives were WW2 Combat Vets and they never wanted to see a weapon ever again which is why there were none in our homes. I felt the same way when I returned from Vietnam. That has all changed in the last few decades. Why?
If the NRA has no negative impact on gun violence then why is the US the only country in the Western World that has a gun violence problem. They have even banned the FBI and CDC from even studying the effects of this carnage. On average 92 people a day are gunned down in the US(12 of which are children under 12). In the first 9 months of this year there have been 249 mass shootings(4 or more victims). Since 2009 there has been 16 mass school shootings including 20+ 5 year olds massacred in their classroom. We are told this is all a mental health problem. Which is partially true in that our Congress is mentally impaired. Are we the only country that has crazy people or is it something totally different that we do that promotes this type of senseless violence every single day? Is this the type of country we want to live in so a few can make big bucks on the sale and distribution of lethal weapons to criminals, terrorists and crazies?
The Candidates said they would defund Planned Parenthood ($500 Million) and use it to increase Defense Spending. That money would buy ONE F-35 Fighter Jet that can be used when we attack Iran in 2017. After our great victory in Iraq I can't wait to see how many more people we can kill. We lost 4855 of our service people plus about 200,000 civilians were killed and the only thing we accomplish was to totally destabilized the entire Middle East. Is that what "Right to Life" actually stands for?
My taxes would increase by 11%.
sorry for the typo
That is what the 1/2 page ad had in the Pilot 46%. The amount it would cost me was $250 a year other than that I don't know where all these figures are coming from.
Rys I truly doubt you are babysitting my children. I have no children in school. My youngest is 38 and has a PHD. Unless you were home schooled someone paid to educate you and me. We need a educated society unless you want people on government assistance all their lives. Education is the key to success in life and it is worth every dollar. I truly doubt you'd want a lift operator operating on you if need be. I think what you are saying I've got mine and the hell with anyone else.
I just saw an Anti-Bond issue add in the Pilot that says are taxes would rise 46%. Personally my taxes went down since 2009 around $1000 a year and just went up $200 for this year. If the Bond issue passes it would rise by another $250 which means I would still be paying about $500 less than I paid in 2009. Why do the Anti-Bond/Government people have to lie to us and try and scare us into their way of thinking?
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