Party of NO Strikes Again: GOP votes down 9/11 Workers' Fund

viking80fan

One of the remaining few!
The House voted down the bill, which would have provided $3.2 billion over the next 10 years to fund health c are for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers who have fallen ill from toxic smoke and debris they breathed at the World Trade Center site. The bill would have also provided $4.2 billion in compensation over that same span. The legislation proposed to pay for the benefits by closing a tax loophole on foreign subsidiaries that do business in the United States. The final tally was 255 for it (12 of them Republicans), and 159 against (four of them Democrats).

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WOW, big surprise, Rep. Lee Terry (2nd district, NE) voted it down, with Smith and Fortenberry.
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll491.xml
 

lilyvon schtupp

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That does seem like a hell of a lot of money for what is (in the grander scheme of things) a relitively few amount of people.
And the money would basically go to New York only.
 

lilyvon schtupp

Sodomy for Hire, Solicting for Immoral Purposes
And, taxing taxing foreign business that does business here is no way to endear them into continuing doing business here.
Think of the jobs we'd loose if Toyota closed their plants too.
 

viking80fan

One of the remaining few!
That does seem like a hell of a lot of money for what is (in the grander scheme of things) a relitively few amount of people.
And the money would basically go to New York only.
Most of it would go to N.Y.. Remember, there were several rescue personnel that travel to N.Y.C. to help out.
 

viking80fan

One of the remaining few!
And, taxing taxing foreign business that does business here is no way to endear them into continuing doing business here.
Think of the jobs we'd loose if Toyota closed their plants too.

I am not too concerned about taxing businesses, when they are too many loopholes for them to escape them. Look at G&E's tax bill last year ($0) and BP is going to deduct the $10B they have spent so far on the Gulf.
 

lilyvon schtupp

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the tax loopholes are for foreign businesses... it is a shame about BP
if they have to pay more they may decide to leave
 

mike

Yadda Yadda !!!! Who asked ya ?????
like we don't have other rigs, and oil companies. Besides, you ever been to a BP station ??? They make a killing off us
 

lilyvon schtupp

Sodomy for Hire, Solicting for Immoral Purposes
the convience stores aren't owned by the oil companies
BP's gas prices are right in line with other companies
What you pay for gas goes right back to the gas company, when you shop in the store you are buying from (usually) a small business, like Bucky's.
 

viking80fan

One of the remaining few!
the convience stores aren't owned by the oil companies
BP's gas prices are right in line with other companies
What you pay for gas goes right back to the gas company, when you shop in the store you are buying from (usually) a small business, like Bucky's.
What you pay for gasoline, goes back to the refineries. Only a small percentage goes to the gas station. The oil companies get paid by the refineries up-front.

If you boycott the BP gas station around the corner, you are basically boycotting the owner of the gas station because he already has paid for the delivered gasoline.
 

lilyvon schtupp

Sodomy for Hire, Solicting for Immoral Purposes
exactly, you are only hurting the local, american owners by not shopping there
or, as I do, I shop in their store (not really, I'm a loyal QT shopper), but not buy the gas there.
 

dracula

Did yer mom...then she made me a sammich!!!
Considering Obama strong-armed $20bil out of them...they need people to buy their stuff.
 

viking80fan

One of the remaining few!
Considering Obama strong-armed $20bil out of them...they need people to buy their stuff.
Obama "strong-armed" the $20B from BP, not the C-Stores. BP is not having any problem selling their oil to the refineries.

The C-stores are being affected because they have the BP brand displayed. That is why a lot of them are asking to switch back to Amoco.

But go ahead and keep trying to blame Obama for everything.
 

dracula

Did yer mom...then she made me a sammich!!!
I don't have to blame him for anything...look around....shit ain't getting better...only worse.
 

lilyvon schtupp

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worse for who?
I feel a lot better now that he's in charge.
 

dracula

Did yer mom...then she made me a sammich!!!
Then you are truly delusional.
I'm sure you bitched about G W Bush's spending, the deficit, the war....
Under Obama....
Unemployment is 10%, Obama has escalated the Afghan war(where are the protesters?oh yeah, Bush isn't in office anymore), That so-called Stimulus Bill of Obama's...'ain't done shit', 'cept line the pockets of the people who helped get him elected...Trillion and a half deficit?..you gonna blame Bush for that too?..taxes WILL be going up for everyone...again. When that abortion of a health care bill starts it's shit, taxes will go up again, and many small businesses won't be able to afford those taxes. So unemployment will either stay high at 10% or go up. Soon after inflation. Banks won't lend money to small businesses now because they are afraid of what the Radicals in Charge are doing to the economy. Not to mention Health Care costs already rising because of it(Obamacare). My monthly premium has went up so much I had to raise my co-pay, thank you Socialists in Charge.
I hope you make alot of money so you can help pay for all the people who stopped trying to work because it's easier for them to get a check out of my pocket. How much more food will the Radical Leftists take of my table before they are happy? It's not my responsibility to feed any one but my family..period. I donate what I can when I can, but that's waaaaay smaller now.
I don't think I'll live long enough to see this country back on it's feet again.
 
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