Corperate State of America

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    State corperatism, the GOP dream

    30 Major U.S. Corporations Paid More to Lobby Congress Than Income Taxes, 2008-2010 - International Business Times

    By employing a plethora of tax-dodging techniques, 30 multi-million dollar American corporations expended more money lobbying Congress than they paid in federal income taxes between 2008 and 2010, ultimately spending approximately $400,000 every day -- including weekends -- during that three-year period to lobby lawmakers and influence political elections, according to a new report from the non-partisan Public Campaign.


    Despite a growing federal deficit and the widespread economic stability that has swept the U.S since 2008, the companies in question managed to accumulate profits of $164 billion between 2008 and 2010, while receiving combined tax rebates totaling almost $11 billion. Moreover, Public Campaign reports these companies spent about $476 million during the same period to lobby the U.S. Congress, as well as another $22 million on federal campaigns, while in some instances laying off employees and increasing executive compensation.
     
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    Since Dims also share in the largesse it's their dream too.

    Any other smart thing you'd like to opine on?
     
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    The horrible blight of Washington lobbyists is something that should transcend party politics. It is their influence that robs us all of our voice in Washington and fuels many of the wedge issues designed specifically to keep us divided. This needs to be issue #2 right after the economy and forget all the other crap lobbyists themselves decided we should be concerned about.
     
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    It is quite obvious that you lack some reading comprehension skills and your vile hatred is sticking out.
    No where in the post was a partisan comment made, only you could bring it up.
    Lobbyists are a scourge on our goverment. It seems however, you find it fitting for your beloved neo-cons to have it their way with heavy lobbying influence, yet only choose to smit one party.
    Nice retort dummy.
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    I just saw the head of the seiu on msnbc. 2.1 million members strong and they collect union dues. and she's on there bitching cause congress is debating making the taxpayers pay them extended unemployment. Why don't they curtail the dues or use the dues to help make a paycheck? Instead they choose to spend hundreds of million of dollars getting their politicians elected.. so don't hand me the corporate greed bullshit no more. that dog don't hunt.
     
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    Nice article. Now, grab a dictionary and look up the word: share.
     
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    Hey, lamebrain. From the OP:

    Corperate State of America
    State corperatism, the GOP dream


    So, speaking of comprehension, "the GOP dream" isn't a partisan statement?
     
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    Before you start recommending that people grab dictionaries why don't you and the OP learn to spell CORPORATE? Or is using a spell checker beyond your comprehension?
     
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    Actually, I forgot to (sic) it after copy and pasting, as I usually do if you check around. Now, back to that share thing...
     

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