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Rand Paul Shills for Big Oil

Like father, like son.


Added: Mar-31-2012 Occurred On: Mar-31-2012
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  • What ever happened to Ron Paul?

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    • @flashj2

      What happened to Ron Paul? I thought you would know that the most conservative candidate and member of congress was side lined by pretend republicans we have in our country, there's a lot of them on this site. For two progressives and a god damn christian nutcase.
      I know, I know 'he's a crazy old racist who won't stick to the status quo, and did I mention he's a racist?'
      Lol, have fun with obama for another four.

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    • @HR_Shovenstuff Derp, derp, derp. RP is not conservative!! He is quazi-Libertarian with a little bit of nut mixed in.. I've stated here almost a year ago RP hadn't a chance in hell.. You go on now demonizing the other candidates and moderate ones at that. It will be Romney with a good VP pick and Obama is toast..and I'm on record here stating that as well long ago.. Save this thread, I certainly will..

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    • @flashj2

      Who do you think Romney would pick for VP?


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    • @God_Himself Rubio

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    • @flashj2

      I think it would be suicide to pick him. His own mortgage is under water from his own doing. Using paper equity to top up your house mortgage is exactly what a President or his VP should not be doing if you know what I mean.

      The GOP should pick someone like Colin Powell to have any chance of beating the Obama/Clinton ticket (I think Hillary and Joe Biden will swap jobs).


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  • wow I watched the whole thing and he makes more sense than her, despite her slant ... guess it depends on ur perspective

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  • Oil pays 35%tas to feds,and 6 to 8% to states.They have to buy more than half of their oil from our enemies,At 103dollars per barrel.They make about 6/7cemts [er gallon of gas.the feds make 20 cents per gallon.They have huge expenses which employs millions.Now you think obama is telling the truth to you.They get no subsidies ,any more than any business in this country or any other company gets.Yep you listen to this idiot and you will hate big oil.While you love the lying obummmer.Get real and w More..

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    • @cocytan You neglected to mention that while they are not allowed to build any new refineries here, they are still required to refit and modify existing refineries at great expense....and still not increase output.

      If I were a tinfoil-hatter, I'd begin to suspect a conspiracy to make us completely dependent on our enemies for crude oil and refined gas.

      (Q: What nationalized petroleum company does the DoD purchase their gasoline from? All the gasoline sold on military bases.
      Hint: Hugo)

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  • I'd rather have big oil than big gov't. At least Big oil is providing me with gas for my car, when I want it and where I want it. Gov't interferes and taxes me to death.

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    • @thoughtfuldave Who do you think built the roads you drive your car on? Government.

      Who made it possible for you to always pump the same quality of gas in your car when you want it and where you want it? Government.

      If it was not for the government regulations, each oil companies would make their own proprietary gas formula, and impose exclusivity to certain gas stations, or brand of cars. Depending on what car model you bought, you'd have a limited choice of gas stations selling that gas for More..

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    • @ufia Hi there! I'm not interested in a pissing match with you (or anyone else here), but something you said caught my eye:
      "...each oil companies would make their own proprietary gas formula..."

      My _opinion_ of that hypothetical is opposite; however the _fact_ of the current reality is that there is not one standard recipe for gasoline.

      Not three, either. Yet another cause for increased gasoline cost is the large number of state-mandated "recipes". I would encourage you to More..

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    • @brokenrob Your civil manner and reasoned arguments will surely carry this debate.

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  • How about some perspective?

    Apple's latest results:
    $46.33 bil in revenue. $13.06 bil in profit. (28% margin!!!!)

    Exxon's latest results:
    $121.6 bil in revenue. $9.4 bil in profit. (7.7% margin)

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    • @jeffbaustin

      Holy crap! Really?! The margin's shot up that high? Wowsers. Last I heard, the average profit margin for an oil... oh, wait... sorry... Gas companies, those that purchase and refine crude oil, have a much smaller profit margin.

      I don't think I know anyone that could sustain themselves on a profit margin less than 10%.

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    • @Blech

      Big department stores (in NZ) work on a net 4%.

      The bigger the revenue the smaller the margin, it's just the way big business works.

      The important question here is why do Oil & Gas giants need subsidies considering the large profits they're making and that 40% of their workers are minimum wage people.??

      Please don't use the 'job creators' argument because even Environmentalists create jobs too...

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    • @jeffbaustin Check out GE.

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    • @brokenrob What corporate welfare is that, exactly?

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  • People, don't you get it? As things stand... no oil, no economy. No economy, people suffer, starve, die. FOR THE TIME BEING, we need OIL to be well and reliably and cheaply supplied. It's just that simple.

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  • God damn, people are stupid. The public cries that gas is too expensive and jobs are too scarce, then cries when the government helps out big employers who serve the gas the public needs.

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    • @brokenrob LOL, only one needing flushing is Obama. OWS is helping him on his way.. You can add unemployment, the debt, anemic recovery and HIGH GAS prices to the mix..Pfft

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  • well oil is a resource and to NOT use it is stupid.

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  • Anybody else think that chick is hot?...... What was she talking about...?

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  • wtfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffer wussy

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  • He has that same bat shit crazy look like his father!

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  • I want more oil flowing, then maybe the cost of commuting to work, food, electricity, materials for my work will go down, making life a lot easier... for not only me, but for all of the lower and middle class, of which the high feul and energy prices are affecting the most

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  • If you disagree with Sen. Paul, you either didn't listen to all of his comments or you're simply too stupid to comprehend them.

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    • @Pete Turner oh i heard him loud and clear and also know he is in the pocket of big oil .

      looks different but more of the same the money talks bullshit walks and elites run him like others because they pay him.

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  • If this guy is in the pocket of big oil then its likely daddy is too. Paul is a fucking prostitute just like every other GOP and many DEM.

    Read the following comments posted by the brainwashed or bought-out LLers as they use "Alabama-logic" to defend big oil !! Funny stuff!

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    • @Nepean109
      Yup, Big Oil bought me.

      How stupid of me.

      ...considering that the United States government makes more money on each gallon of gas than the companies that [find, drill, ship, refine, deliver and sell] that gallon of gas. All without lifting a finger.

      I shoulda sold out to the gubmint instead, then maybe I could afford a tank of gas.

      (Meanwhile, it's evident that you have never, and never will, own a successful business. Peace)

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    • @Blech It's not how much you make (legally) It's how much you save/steal.

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  • Record profits in relation to inflation, not necessarily record profits. Rand Paul is just saying taxes should be low for all companies. It's what allows for larger profits and further investing, which leads to more employment. Those people they might have let go were due to possible construction projects...they don't say what those jobs were that lost. Maybe they were construction and they ended when construction ended. There is a lot here to go over.

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  • Generally, I'm against corporate subsidies. But keep in mind that this video is from Russia Today, and there is a bit more context behind this:

    1) Comparing corporate tax rates to individual tax rates is nonsensical. The tax rates aren't even set the same to begin with, so saying that profitable corporations don't pay taxes at the same rate as individuals is...well, duh!

    2) One reason that the government often gives tax breaks to certain industries is because they U.S. would get nothing out More..

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