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Wall Street firms donated $11.2 million to members of debt ‘super committee’

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Kirk Strong, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Kirk Strong

    Kirk Strong Banned

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    Fascists.

    I think we know who really runs the country. "Donate" a few million to politicians and make laws that allow you to steal billions and sometimes trillions. But some people still think social programs are the main problem.
     
  2. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    Corporations donate money to politicians?! Get the fuck out of here!

    :icon_roll

    Quite the discovery you just made there, Kirk.


    Isn't it fun watching Kirk grow up and mature right before our eyes?
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    What are Rick Perry's and Michele Bachmann's top donors? I bet the list looks remarkably similar.
     
  4. Kirk Strong

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    Probably. Texas can't pay teachers but they used tax payer dollars to build a race car track for a billionaire.
     
  5. Kirk Strong

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    And you don't see a problem with that? When you allow politicians to take millions from corporations how can you not expect it to go bad?
     
  6. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    We see what happens when you don't cater to special interests......ask Ron Paul.
     
  7. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Which race track is that?
     
  8. Creasy Bear

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    Of course it's a problem... where did I say it wasn't?

    My point is that you're a dipshit for thinking you're telling anybody anything they didn't already know. It's great that you're taking your first intellectual baby steps and figuring out how the world works... good for you. Now run along... the adults who figured this shit out a long time ago are talking.
     
  9. Kirk Strong

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    Texas will build the track we want - Bernie Ecclestone

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    And this goofball just gave his daughter a few billion so she could buy two mansions worth 300 million but the Texas Tax payers have to pay to build his track. No wonder he has so much money, he takes none of the risk and gets all of the profits, if anyone goes to this track.
     
  10. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    ...and you realize that the LARGEST investor in the project is Red McCombs right? As for the headline of that article, well its quite misleading I'd say. But, you clearly don't understand Formula 1. I'll give you a pass.
     
  11. Kirk Strong

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    Here we go...

    [video=youtube;WRAXKbj7V4E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRAXKbj7V4E&feature=player_embedded#![/video]

    Another banker supported candidate... unless its a MSM edited clip.....
     
  12. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    They're public school teachers. Fuck 'em.
     
  13. CousinDave

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    Wall Street has to pay protection money to all politicians

    Starbucks is about to find out why

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/16/news/economy/starbucks_boycott_washington/index.htm

     
  14. NuttyJim

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    In tomorrows breaking news we'll find out that the Sun is yellow. Politicians getting contributions from Political Action Committees, large companies and special interests are nothing new. Nothing new here, move along.
     
  15. Voss's Tumor

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    Good lord there's so much wrong with entire statement.
     
  16. Kirk Strong

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    Explain.

    Texans irked about lawmakers spending $25M to woo F1 while teachers are dismissed

     
  17. Josh_R

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    It's not stealing if they give it away to you. This "Fuck the bankers, MMMAAAANNNN!!!" attitude is the problem with this country. How about instead of being mad at someone who has the means to sway public policy in their favor, we get mad at the whores who allow themselves to bought? All I hear is about how the rich are buying our country, so people vote for democrats because they "hate" the rich. The anger in this country is completely displaced at those who have earned the means necessary to make their own lives easier, instead of being directed at the dickwads who are more than willing to help them out for a few bucks.

    Yeah, you get to go to bed at night knowing that none of this is your fault, and that you did your best to prevent or fix it.
     
  18. Hoffman

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    Because as I previously explained (and you conveniently ignored) Texas (actually the city of Austin) is only spending a FRACTION of that. Red McCombs is footing the load of the bill for the track. As for the race itself; EVERY F1 race has a title sponsor, who foots the bill for the race weekend. Any further questions?
     
  19. The Godfather

    The Godfather Spark it up for The Godfather and say!!!!!

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    this is exactly why we need to move away from the outdated model of capitalism, towards a more central communal system of economics.
     
  20. Hoffman

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    There's an island just a couple miles south of Key West who will gladly take you in.
     
  21. The Godfather

    The Godfather Spark it up for The Godfather and say!!!!!

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    I think i'll just wait a few years and enjoy it here in America
     
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