Sources: The Detroit News, BusinessWeek, Boston.com, Konarka Technologies, Inc.
quote: He even accused the government of playing venture capitalist.
quote: That is a funny and ironic criticism.
quote: Now let the debate ensue as we divide ourselves blindly defending our chosen side rather than discussing ALL the issues and objectively thinking of solutions.
quote: As governor, Romney granted Konarka Technologies, Inc. a $1.5 million state-backed loan and announced the formation of $15 million in funds for renewable energy in the state.
quote: Romney was a private sector venture capitalist.
quote: And just like "Romneycare", comparing state actions to federal actions is an illegitimate straw man. Just another smear angle.
quote: Keep in mind, the "state rights" argument was used to keep people enslaved.
quote: government should give an opportunity to do that
quote: the government investing in basic science and technology -- and then letting private enterprise exploit the innovations.
quote: ...because people who belong to a political party are blinded lemmings...
quote: then candidates would have to be evaluated by their positions on topics of importance
quote: Sure you have idiots who go with "straight party" voting
quote: Therein lies the problem I suppose...
quote: Perhaps you shouldn't pigeonhole people Brandon? There are quite a few of us who could care less what "letter" comes after the name of a person as long as they're in-line with us on important issues.
quote: I greatly admire people who stick to their convictions and intelligently describe their reasoning.
quote: Free market western capitalism
quote: Voting for Obama again because you don't like Romney would be like shooting off your balls to spite your dick.
quote: No this is not really true Jason. It is a proven fact that when you vote for someone outside the 2 major parties, you are essentially giving votes to one of the members of those parties.
quote: Voting for a write in or third party candidate is a complete waste of a vote.
quote: Vote for a candidate you feel will positively change the U.S.
quote: It's true one person voting third party or write-in won't change that, but if EVERYONE who voted did that, and if more people voted, perhaps there would finally be some positive change in the federal government.
quote: It's too late for that. Jason you don't get it. Too many people LIKE the way things are going. They like the idea of a huge centralized Government taking care of their every concern. They like the idea of abdicating responsibility of any and all problems to those in Washington to fix.
quote: Intelligence and faith are not mutually exclusive, except for scientologists -_-
quote: I believe in protecting the Earth's environment against an unprecedented onslaught. For we are part of God's earth not separate from it.
quote: Yeah, but we also have GWB who said god told him to go to war in Iraq.. and that has been just lovely hasn't it?
quote: Hardly a picture of a nation in trouble.
quote: And as for Scandinavian financials, let's look at Norway. In 2011, all spending was up, GDP was up, while unemployment was at 3.3%. They have over a half a trillion dollars in a sustainability fund.
quote: Really? You have a verifiable recording of this command? Because as far as I know there's not a single iota of concrete proof that there is a god at all.
quote: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it : and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
quote: I know plenty of religous people who make really GREAT decisions because they have a great system of morality, and also happen to be highly intelligent.
quote: I actually like Obama. I also don't care that Romney is mormon (I would only firmly and soley discount someone based on religion if they were a scientologist). However his background does let on to show he is pretty religious, a quality that I don't really like in the leaders of the free world.
quote: how it perpetuates and deepens the divides between the classes through unfair tax policies.
quote: Currently, the person working for a living, earning a paycheck pays a higher percentage in taxes than the person who earns their living collecting dividend checks.
quote: So to you it is fair that 1% of people pay 30% of all income taxes
quote: So to you it is fair that 1% of people pay 30% of all income taxes, and the top 10% pay 50% of all income taxes while 50% pay absolutely nothing or get thousands back? That leaves 40% paying the other 50% of income taxes.
quote: The "rich" pay nowhere near 30% of tax receipts.
quote: There are many more poor people than rich people. An extra $50 a month makes a big, big difference in the life of a poor person, and as poor people dont have overseas bank accounts that they dont have to pay tax on, they are more likely to circulate the money in the economy.
quote: Long term unemployed who blow the governments generosity on gambling, drugs, whatever. Kind of like rich dudes who squirrel their billions away overseas, dive through legal loopholes to avoid paying tax, set up Ponzi schemes. Guess which is more destructive?
quote: The second is broken into two categories and neither are comparable. Rich billionaires who blow money and dive through loopholes a) aren't breaking the law and b) its their damn money.
quote: Raising the capital gains tax only reduces revenues because then people move their money out of the stock market. It also punishes the small guy, who's trying to make a little extra money buying and selling stock, more than it does the rich.
quote: But hey let's just ignore the things that history can teach us.
quote: Raising the capital gains tax only reduces revenues because then people move their money out of the stock market.
quote: Tax income equally is what I say. Don't allow one method of earning income to be less painful.
quote: It's not "class warfare".
quote: It has nothing to do with who's rich or poor. It has to do with... how much [money] you earn.