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September 29, 2013

To the editor: The Republican clown car is in need of repair. The “Cruz” control is not operational, the wheels are wobbling, the tires are bald and it’s running on empty....

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Hagrid

Oct-06-13 9:30 PM

In addition:

"Supporting our economy, U.S. energy companies pay income taxes at an effective rate far higher than most other manufacturing companies. In 2011, oil and natural gas industry income tax expenses (as a share of net income before income taxes) averaged 40.6 percent, compared to 25.1 percent for other S&P Industrial companies."

So, not only are the oil and gas industries paying billions in taxes, they are taxed at almost DOUBLE what other businesses are. The liberal lie is, well, a big, fat, LIE.

core: "It's about 400K a year on oil and that is steadily declining."

Declining? Not true. Far from it. In FACT, oil production in America for 2013:

csmonitor(dot)com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2013/0220/US-oil-production-will-soar-in-2013(dot)-Can-it-last

"Oil production in the US is expected to rise by record amounts in 2013, thanks to a revolution in drilling techniques."

Another liberal lie busted.

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Hagrid

Oct-06-13 9:15 PM

Let me correct core's slightly conservative numbers.

energytomorrow(dot)org/economy/taxes/#/type/all

As a tremendous source of revenue that fuels the U.S. economy, major energy producers pay their fair share: the oil and natural gas industry pays income taxes, royalties and other fees totaling nearly $86 million EVERY DAY. The industry also pays the federal government significant rents, royalties and lease payments for production—totaling more than $100 billion since 2000.

So, that's $86 MILLION per DAY, not $400,000 per YEAR, as core stated. I don't know where he gets his information, but basing one's opinions on numbers that are so grosely off would tend to make one's opinions way, way off from reality.

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mrrose

Oct-06-13 9:05 AM

"Times how many thousand cubic feet, total? Times how many barrels of oil? Care to give those figures, core? Ten cents sounds like such a small number, but times how many barrels a year? Care to give us the total? - " It's about 400K a year on oil and that is steadily declining. Shale gas facts are hard to find. We in Ohio do in fact, have the lowest oil and gas severance tax of any gas producing state. The state has faced a loss of hundreds of millions in revenue that normally fund the basic infrastructure of the state. If anyone can find actual stats on the revenue the state receives from gas production, please share them. In the mean time, it took no time at all to learn that vallyman's claim and the word Dhimmitide are a complete hoax

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RPG0340

Oct-05-13 4:50 PM

I meant to say when those that are employed are paying $750 a month for healthcare. The welfare parasites that don't pay a dime won't give a spit. They've had healthcare all along.

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RPG0340

Oct-05-13 4:49 PM

Echobravo, what is your definition of failure or success? For Obama, success would be a completely disarmed impoverished population that is happy to stand in line for hours for a gallon of milk, a Gestapo that arrests the wealthy, and a liberal aristocracy that pulls the strings. Failure for Obama would be a revolt or civil war which is what is going to happen when we are all paying $750 a month for healthcare.

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ChiRho

Oct-05-13 1:20 PM

Oh, Bob. You keep parroting the same BS. You want to pay more for less. You want to double-down on the same liberal policies which are perpetuating America's slow and painful death (the tri-state area being a prime example). But never mind the facts. Just keep writing your "joke"-filled letters belittling Republicans so you can get the attention you so crave. It's working, really. We're all very impressed by your puns. Only the most cunning of minds could possess such wit. It's hard to believe this is the only place you've been published. I'm already looking forward to your next letter. Do hury.

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Hagrid

Oct-05-13 12:03 PM

EB, what makes you think folks are signing up for that ACA? Have you not been watching/reading the news?

Obamacare is already failing. Vastly higher premiums for most,miniscule enrollment, doctors dropping out when we will need tens of thousands more, the list goes on. Looks like you will not get your "I told you so".

Who do you think will pick up the difference between what you pay in premiums and your actual medical bills?

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Hagrid

Oct-05-13 12:03 PM

EB, what makes you think folks are signing up for that ACA? Have you not been watching/reading the news?

Obamacare is already failing. Vastly higher premiums for most,miniscule enrollment, doctors dropping out when we will need tens of thousands more, the list goes on. Looks like you will not get your "I told you so".

Who do you think will pick up the difference between what you pay in premiums and your actual medical bills?

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Echobravo

Oct-04-13 11:34 PM

I am sure there are many more out there that will go unreported, but on board with ACA. They may not like Obamacare, but they sure are signing up for ACA...Go figure..

RPG - I have already stated why I like and for ACA. More will benefit from it than not. Its funny how the most uninsured people are from republican districts. Maybe that should be an eye opener as well. The LAW is here and the best thing to do is sit back and watch it fail or succeed. Then I will accept an "I told you so". Again, my family and I are FULLY insured (that I pay) and want others insured as well. Who knows, if that happens, it may bring down my cost as well. Its a wait and see.

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RPG0340

Oct-04-13 9:38 PM

Echobravo, what do you like so much about Obamacare? Where does it benefit the citizens of the USA.

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Hagrid

Oct-04-13 8:48 PM

Excellent, EB. That makes, ah, one.

Did you hear there were over 100,000 at the last Cruz event?

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Echobravo

Oct-04-13 5:57 PM

How A Rand Paul Republican From Alabama Learned To Love Obamacare

Pittman doesn’t believe that Obamacare is perfect, but says Republicans in Congress should stop trying to repeal the law and give it a chance to work. “As a Republican, I think [the GOP's repeal effort] is childish and I think this is the wrong way to lead… it’s babyish and I think as a party it just reflects negatively upon us,” he explains. YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.

*******thinkprogress****/health/2013/10/04/2730801/joshua-pittman/

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RPG0340

Oct-04-13 12:47 PM

I see that Mrcore is back. I wonder how long it will be before he starts his vulgar behavior again?

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Hagrid

Oct-04-13 10:32 AM

in 2008, Obama took $2.4 million from the oil and gas industries.

"It's not a big contribution. $0.025 per MCF of natural gas $0.10 per barrel of oil"

Times how many thousand cubic feet, total? Times how many barrels of oil? Care to give those figures, core? Ten cents sounds like such a small number, but times how many barrels a year? Care to give us the total?

Thank you for listing the legislatures who helped bring oil/gas jobs to our area. We will remember next election.

I always find it odd that liberals continuously bite the hand that feeds them. No gratitude. No thanks.

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Hagrid

Oct-04-13 10:22 AM

core didn't answer the question, so I will do so.

energytomorrow(dot)org/economy/taxes/#/type/all

"As a tremendous source of revenue that fuels the U.S. economy, major energy producers pay their fair share: the oil and natural gas industry pays income taxes, royalties and other fees totaling nearly $86 million every day. The industry also pays the federal government significant rents, royalties and lease payments for production—totaling more than $100 billion since 2000."

Those on the left try to portray the oil/gas industries as blood-suckers. Besides providing our fuel, electricity, tremendous amounts of oil based products, they also provide a tremendous amount of tax revenue.

"On the other hand lobbyists contributed quite well to the players."

Didn't our President promise he would not be a pawn of the lobbysts? Odd, core did not include Obama in his list of benefactors.

In FACT, Obama was the LARGEST recipient of BP oil contributions in 20 years.

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Moteman

Oct-04-13 9:15 AM

mrcore oops sorry mrrose is back I see. All I have to say to him is SO? How much do the libtards get off of people like Soros and the Hollywood elite.

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mrrose

Oct-04-13 8:47 AM

Hagrid asked how much in taxed the oil/gas industry pays to local and federal government. It's not a big contribution. $0.025 per MCF of natural gas $0.10 per barrel of oil

Of that money, 10% of revenue deposited goes in the Geological Mapping Fund. The orther 90% of revenue is deposited in the Gas Well Fund.

On the other hand lobbyists contributed quite well to the players.

Ohio's top recipients of oil and gas industry campaign contributions

2001-2010

John Kasich, governor, R, $213,519 Republican Senate Campaign Committee, $114,750 Ohio House Republican Org. Committee, $95,500 Ted Stickland, governor, D, $87,450 Jon Husted, secretary of state, R, $84,750 Bill Batchelder, House, R, $71,195 Tom Niehaus, Senate, R, $64,713 Bill Harris, Senate, R,$63,095 Bob Taft, Governor, R,$50,225 Jim Carmichael, House, R,$46,791 Jay Hottinger, House, R, $43,370 Cliff Hite, Senate,R,$42,760 Jim Petro, attorney general, R,$37,375 Mary Taylor, lieutenant governor,R,$3

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Hagrid

Oct-03-13 8:19 PM

Man, you just can't make up stuff that good.

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Hagrid

Oct-02-13 7:19 PM

"Define "Hidden Racisism" - look up definition of "shuck and jive"."

Not a true answer. If you wish to paint the entire nation with a dark brush, you should have some facts to back it up.

"ACA IS NOT ON THE TABLE because the LAW went into effect 10/1. Debate/FIX it later (NOTE IS SAID FIX, NOT REPEAL).

Prohibition was also the law. Remember what happened then? Similar to now. The elected officials did not do the peoples' bidding. The law was changed, along with those who created it.

"Eliminate OIL subsidies/Big business subsedies."

EB, what do you think the oil/gas industries contribute to the federal, state, and local taxe revenue, say, per day?

What effect would increasing taxes to the oil/gas industries have?

"War on Women - Abortion is a SOCIAL ISSUE not a political issue. So no talking point."

Then why did you raise the issue?

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Echobravo

Oct-02-13 5:07 PM

Define "Hidden Racisism" - look up definition of "shuck and jive". Also view some of the comments that some ignorant folk throw in the mix. Also LET ME CLEAR..this applies to ALL RACES.

ACA IS NOT ON THE TABLE because the LAW went into effect 10/1. Debate/FIX it later (NOTE IS SAID FIX, NOT REPEAL).

CUT SPENDING - Eliminate OIL subsidies/Big business subsedies.

War on Women - Abortion is a SOCIAL ISSUE not a political issue. So no talking point.

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Hagrid

Oct-02-13 3:31 PM

"There is plenty of "hidden racism" in America..."

Define "Hidden Racisism".

"Hagrid, ACA is not on the table."

Why not? The majority of Americans don't want it. Shouldn't that at least put it on the table?

"At the rate we are going, the ole mighty dollar will no longer be the global currency."

Which party wants to cut spending, and which says there is nothing to cut?

"They should have used their time to accomplish something other than the war on women and other BS."

The Democrat controlled Senate has not passed a budget in over 4 years. That is their primary job.

"...accomplish something other than the war on women..."

Please define "war on women". Do you mesn the right for women to kill an unborn child, or are you simply regurgitating a liberal talking point?

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Echobravo

Oct-02-13 10:53 AM

Hagrid, ACA is not on the table. Politicians are playing a dangerous game with America. At the rate we are going, the ole mighty dollar will no longer be the global currency. I don't think we want that. Again, my outrage is congress only working 139 days a year (4.5 months) of a 12 month year @ $174.000. They should have used their time to accomplish something other than the war on women and other BS.

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Echobravo

Oct-02-13 10:46 AM

LOL. For every article you all have against this guy there is a counter. Anyone who fights against RACIAL INJUSTICES AND THE KKK would be considered a threat to the ones who support/ed those individual/groups. You all think that this country is full of racial harmony dating back to the beginning of its inception. VMAN, yes you can see right thru me. I DO NOT CONDONE RACIAL INTOLERANCE nor defend it and instead of reading your one post on this individual, go back and read FROM THE BEGINNING and why some of these group formed (COMBAT RACIAL INOLERANCES IN AMERICA). Moteman, I never ask to be taken serious. I just give my opinion and how one perceives it is their take. If race is addressed blindly without merit, I will give my input. There is plenty of "hidden racism" in America and racist in denial. This will continue to be America's problem until much of the older people (black/white/other) die off with their backward thinking.

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Moteman

Oct-02-13 8:44 AM

Echobravo you can't really endorse this Lumumba guy? Every tyrant does some good, but not for humanity. It is done for the group he needs to control. I hear the theme song for Twilight Zone playing.

I knew there was a reason not to take Echo seriously.

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Hagrid

Oct-01-13 10:12 PM

"The Dems want a CLEAN BILL. ACA ALREADY IN EFFECT."

Our federal government has a spending problem. The Democrats have said there is nothing to cut. Bull. The ACA is a good start. But the Dems refuse to compromise, or even meet. Shame on them. We need to cut federal spending. We can do that by simply getting closer to what our great Constitution limits the federal government to. It is really not that hard to understand.

You keep talking about a "Clean Bill".

I say a budget without ObamaCare is very clean, and more in line with our Constitution. And will reduce the defecit.

Can you agree with that?

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