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    Question Why be a Republican, and why bother to vote?

    ..business groups believe there is a real chance to raise the [Federal, gas] tax in the final two years of the Obama administration.

    “.. a growing recognition that the gas tax is a fair and consistent way to fund our infrastructure needs,” Association of Equipment Manufacturers spokesman Michael O’Brien said in an interview on Thursday."

    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-env...r-gas-tax-hike
    They're just shameless about the rent seeking now.. Immigration, Obamacare, Green Regs..

    It's a golden age for crony big business. They've never had it so good.

    Look how arrogant they are? Not even afraid to suggest taxing the whole country in the hopes of getting a few % thrown their way..

    It REALLY PAINS ME TO SAY THIS, but: How can you oppose "welfare" when you hand it out like water to business groups, yet carp about the citizenry when they need a little help?

    I know how that sounds, but look at the facts? At least the Democrats are consistent here. They'll spend money and dump it on anybody they think needs it, or who they need to win elections. Donors? Wall Street? Unions? Illegals? Middle class? Poor? They don't care. They print money like mad and throw bones to everyone in their wake. It's stupid and unsustainable, but it's fairly consistent.

    Meanwhile, Republicans preach strict fiscal discipline for everyone, even the least and most needy among us.. Then lavish taxpayer dollars on their donors. The rest of us are just enslaved to serve groups like this "Association of Equipment Manufacturers" while they must about cutting SS and Medicare..

    What kind of sucker's bet is this? Why be a Republican or bother to vote for them?

    If I knew we were just going to screw everyone for the sake of big business and the donor class, I'd have stayed home.





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    Because democrats suck ass and are destroying the country.

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    PA just raised the gas tax 10 cents per gallon. We have one of the highest rates in the nation, and some of the worst roads.
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch, Sayings of the Spartans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshu View Post
    PA just raised the gas tax 10 cents per gallon. We have one of the highest rates in the nation, and some of the worst roads.
    The price of oil is going down resulting in lower gas prices which means the consumer can afford the higher taxes. I am sure that they will roll back the increase in gas tax if the price per barrel of oil increases.
    I am a loner. A destroyed woman. A woman destroyed by people... I have a choice - to kill myself or to kill others. I choose TO PAY BACK MY HATERS. It would be too easy to leave this world as an unknown suicide victim. Society is too indifferent, rightly so. My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshu View Post
    PA just raised the gas tax 10 cents per gallon. We have one of the highest rates in the nation, and some of the worst roads.
    They don't spend the money on the roads. Welfare forever......Corporate as well a useless eater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshu View Post
    PA just raised the gas tax 10 cents per gallon. We have one of the highest rates in the nation, and some of the worst roads.
    Very typical. They tax fuel and charge tolls under the guise of road maintenance but then spend the money elsewhere. How much of you tobacco taxes do you really think got to smoking cessation and healthcare?

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    Democrats used to be the party that wanted to tax and spend, now it's RINOs like Boehner, McCain, McConnel...

    Correct me if I am wrong (because it happens) but wasn't the stimulus bill that passed shortly after OdumbestNigger was sworn into office supposed to fix all the roads and bridges? Weren't those the "shovel ready" jobs we were told about?
    I am a loner. A destroyed woman. A woman destroyed by people... I have a choice - to kill myself or to kill others. I choose TO PAY BACK MY HATERS. It would be too easy to leave this world as an unknown suicide victim. Society is too indifferent, rightly so. My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    Democrats used to be the party that wanted to tax and spend, now it's RINOs like Boehner, McCain, McConnel...

    Correct me if I am wrong (because it happens) but wasn't the stimulus bill that passed shortly after OdumbestNigger was sworn into office supposed to fix all the roads and bridges? Weren't those the "shovel ready" jobs we were told about?
    that's a real knee slapper right there, i tell you what.

    from 2010, and damned little has changed, since.

    The stimulus bill's spending on infrastructure may have been doomed to mediocrity from the start. First, and most important, a relatively small share of the bill was actually devoted to infrastructure. Mr Obama called the bill “the largest new investment in our nation's infrastructure since Eisenhower built an interstate highway system in the 1950s.” But even on the broadest definition of the term, infrastructure got $150 billion, under a fifth of the total. Just $64 billion, or 8% of the total, went to roads, public transport, rail, bridges, aviation and wastewater systems.

    Second, hopes for an immediate jolt of activity were misplaced. The bill prioritised “shovel-ready” plans. States did have a backlog of maintenance projects, such as repaving dilapidated roads. Nevertheless, work moved more slowly than some Democrats expected. By October 2009 even the fastest programmes—those under the highway and transit headings—had seen work begin on just $14.3 billion-worth of projects. Spending has since quickened. Of the money appropriated to transport, 83% has now been allocated. But it is unclear that the money spent has been money spent well. The attempt to begin work hastily meant that both good and bad projects have moved forward.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    Democrats used to be the party that wanted to tax and spend, now it's RINOs like Boehner, McCain, McConnel...

    Correct me if I am wrong (because it happens) but wasn't the stimulus bill that passed shortly after OdumbestNigger was sworn into office supposed to fix all the roads and bridges? Weren't those the "shovel ready" jobs we were told about?
    Boner still talks tough, but does nothing!
    And the way he's all over 'Pugolsi they should really get a room!
    I thought they were gonna do it right on the podium in front of God & the world.
    GET 'EM OUTTA HERE!

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    They're all crooks.

    I find myself dropping out, more and more.
    “Spartans do not ask how many are the enemy but where are they.” –Plutarch, Sayings of the Spartans

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