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These people are more satisfied venting their racial hatred and displacing their economic insecurity with a fetish for guns than thinking for themselves instead of identifying with the needs of billionaires and multi millionaires who exploit them. I don't hate these people, but they are dangerous and must be opposed as fiercely as the old segregationists and pro slavery citizens were. Ignorance is as dangerous as overt evil.
Republicans appear normal but embrace policies that would harm themselves and the country. Go to youtube and find clips of all the thousands of Germans saluting and cheering a lunatic like Adolph Hitler and supported murdering six million Jews across Europe. These were also normal appearing people facing hard times economically and feeling deflated over their defeat in World War I, and what they considered humiliating terms of surrender. These were well educated citizens supporting the genocide of Jews who were loyal, legal and successful, German citizens.
"The Olympic Games supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City, which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs." McCain said in a Sept. 19, 2000, speech on the Senate floor.
In turning around the 2002 games, Mitt Willard Romney got a big helping hand from U.S. taxpayers. The federal government poured $1.5 billion into the Salt Lake games - more than twice the amount spent on any previous U.S. Olympics. Liberal Republican Senator John McCain called it a "fleecing" of the U.S. Treasury.
Who said, "I was successful in organizing the Olympics, and got record funds from the federal government"?
In turning around the 2002 games, Mitt Willard Romney got a big helping hand from U.S. taxpayers. The federal government poured $1.5 billion into the Salt Lake games - more than twice the amount spent on any previous U.S. Olympics. Liberal Republican Senator John McCain called it a "fleecing" of the U.S. Treasury.
Who said, "I was successful in organizing the Olympics, and got record funds from the federal government"?
The overall federal cost of the 2002 Olympics has been estimated at about $1.5 billion, although Romney defenders say much of this was put in place before he took over the Olympics Committee in 1999. But Romney later touted his efforts in his book about the Winter Olympics, "Turnaround," writing that he directed his chief Washington lobbyist "to bring in more federal funding than had ever been appropriated for any Olympics, summer or winter." Talk about SUCCESSFUL teat-sucking of the federal sow.
Mitt Romney oversaw a wide-ranging lobbying campaign to snare tens of millions of dollars in federal earmarks for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games at a time critics were charging the games had become a prime example of out-of-control "pork barrel" spending, according to Senate lobbying records. Senate lobbying records show that the Salt Lake City Olympics Committee under Romney spent $3.5 million employing five lobbying firms in addition to its own in-house lobbying shop. Looks like lobbying works for Republicans; real good. Look at me, I'm a Republican, I want Big goob-mint for me, little goobmint for you.
The economy was getting better until the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in January of 2011 and spooked the markets with their budget games. Stock market performance for Obama's first two years versus this Republican-controlled Congress. -------------DJIA---NASDAQ------S&P500 01/20/09----7,949-----1,441---------805 01/20/11---11,823-----2,764-------1,280 01/20/12---12,514-----2,737-------1,298 First two years of Obama. DJIA +49%, NASDAQ +91%, S&P500 +60%. Please take a look at the poor performance of the stock market under this Republican-controlled Congress. DJIA +5%, NASDAQ -1%, S&P500 +1%. As a retired investor, I think the Republicans suck.
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