Discussion in 'Politics and Religion' started by seeker6591, Apr 13, 2006.
And the bill collector's name will be China
and when that happens, you will see a sharp rise in interest rates.
bye bye real estate!
The cancer is debt. Both on the personal level and on the National level.
Easy debt fuels our consumer economy....and Gov't debt is financing this war.
sooner or later the bill collector will come calling!
Their is a big Cancer growing in our economy (perhaps its already grown). and only 2 brave men have come forward. 3 actually including Scumer.
National interests aside for the moment...PAC money works wonders...doesn't it ????
Lets see how many congressmen and senators from the southern oil producing states and those in the pockets of big oil companies they get to go along with that.
A "sunset" WPT may be viable if the proposed legistlation provided an incentive for companies to increase their energy investments. For example, if BIG OIL invested at least 90 percent of its "profits" in additional exploration, production, refining, transportation , marketing and alternative energy investments, such profits should be EXEMPT. Independent oil and gas companies should also be exempt from the tax. They already do this.
The Long Silence Is Broken !!
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., have suggested that President Bush should propose a windfall profits tax on the oil companies' excessive profits.
I don't necessarily agree with a WPT but after about a months silence on the issue...at least 2 courageous Senators have come forward. At this point, I think its fair to say that doing something is certainly better that doing nothing. At least it focuses attention on the issues.
And you are of the belief that they think high oil prices are bad? These guys could give a fuck about their approval ratings. 2+ years and they're out to re-open their "blind" trusts and start their "consulting" gigs with the Carlyle Group. They don't give a shit about what people think.
Your complaint was that they were silent. What do you suggest they do?
yea, lots of talk, no action and no thought.
just like you !!!
Yes, that's right. Bush, Cheney, et al., with approval ratings in the thirties and problems everywhere they look, are glad oil prices are up. That makes their jobs a lot easier.
Quite a sophisticated analysis, there.
Bush has spoken about it and so have a bunch of Democrats: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411749/703043.
If they know about it in New Zealand, why don't you?
no shit. there are 'Oil Men' on both sides of the aisle.
WHERE ARE THE DEMS ?????????????????
WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR , $5.OO OIL??
because the White House is filled with "Oil Men." They see this as a good thing.
these are all great comments. I find it interesting that we are on the verge of runaway oil prices and a looming gasoline crises (perhaps even gas lines this summer) and the Congress (and the White House) have been VIRTUALLY SILENT ON THIS MATTER !!!
Too little too late (short of a revolution)
Congress realizes that everything has gone fubar: menial and high tech jobs are being outsourced, INS can't get a handle on the immigration problem, the "war on terrorism" has been fiscally "bleeding" the nation dry, the No Child Left Behind legislation is as ineffectice as the Just Say No to Drugs campaign twenty years ago, GATT and NAFTA have kicked blue collar workers in the butt, the cost of a college education has become totally insane, the cost of healthcare is at its tipping point, the nation is bankrupt (we borrow millions from the PRC, and the Saudi's per day), global warming is not a myth (from what I've "heard" the Notheast of the US won't have it as bad as the other regions of the nation) etc., etc,. etc.
The problem is that our law makers have failed us (both Democrats and Republicans) in their duty to "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for a common defense, and to promote the general welfare" of this nation.
The philosophy of total opposition politics is the culprit
WE NEED a VIABLE 3rd PARTY CANDIDATE... I know that it it close to impossible, but to put ANY fear into the 2 pieces of SHIT parties we have, we need someone who has a national voice, to break away from the Dems, or the Reps, and go it on there own..... MccAin, Obama, SOMEONE has to grab their balls for the future of this country.... Now back to reality......
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