$ENATOR Eric Cantor (R-VA) Represents Corporations Rather Than People

Jorge G:

thought I would repost since he took a job with Wall Street

Originally posted on sleepwalkingthrutheuniverse:

$enator Cantor of Virginia is the darling of the investment community.He is accused of being the champion of hedge funds, private equity firms, and real estate partnerships in their quest to keep tax codes the same as they are currently (which is quite favorable for them), so that they may continue to make vast profits (nothing wrong with profits in general) without paying enough taxes.You see the White House wants to make changes in the tax code to have those companies pay just a little bit more of their profits towards the tax revenues of our country. It is estimated that this would raise $20 BILLION dollars in revenue during the next ten years. For the past four years, $enator Cantor has taken the lead in fighting those changes. Coincidentally his Pacs have received nearly $2 million dollars in contributions from securities and investment firms and real estate companies…

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Crist & Scott, God help Florida

Upcoming November 2014 Gubernatorial  elections in Florida (the Twilight Zone of voting) are pitting two guys who if it was not for politics would be either in jail or flipping burgers at Mc Donald’s .

It is amazing that once again the old adage “the lesser of two evils” will play into this election.

Current governor Rick Scott has lately turned into Mr.Dole-out with funding for programs he and the legislature have defunded before. All of a sudden he is reducing tuition for certain college students. Adding some token funding for some social services. On the other hand he has weakened water protection for the Everglades, has refused $2.3 Billion in federal funding for a rapid rail project due to his ties to the Bush family ( see Texas Rangers ownership 1990’s), has refused Obamacare putting thousands of Floridians health at risk. Florida’s current health ranking is 33rd. It has steadily gone down since 2005 and rapidly since Scott became governor.

This is also the man who pleaded the fifth 75 times and could not identify his own signature at the Medicare fraud trial of Columbia/HCA which he was the CEO of.

He was the co founder of Solantic, a company that was sued for hiring discrimination for not hiring elderly or obese candidates. The suit was settled out of court. Sadly this info was all known BEFORE  he ran for office and still got elected. I know, voters of Florida have either been lobotomized or they are just marking blindly.

The other evil is Charlie Crist (original family name : Christodoulos) who if he had a travel sticker for every office he has run for he would fill one side of his suitcase. This is a guy who was a Republican, who changed to Independent when it suited him then switched to Democrat to run this time. I predict if he loses this race he will change to Libertarian or even bring back the Whig party. This guy changes his mind more than someone who is bipolar.

But Charlie has lost more offices than he has gained. he lost to Senator Bob Graham in 1998. He lost a Republican nomination Senate race to Marco Rubio in 2010. Then switched to Independent and lost to Rubio again in the general election.

He has flipped flopped on abortion, oil drilling off Florida’s coast and same sex marriages, been against em’, been for em’. Guess best to look on his website for updates. Maybe they should have a timer or update on his website to see how he feels on that day.

Charlie’s take on abortions today is…………………………….*

Same sex marriage is…………………………………………………*

Oil drilling is…………………………………………………………….*

*subject to change by tomorrow.

On the good Charlie is an environmental advocate, has endorsed and supported autism disorder coverage, expanded insurance coverage for low income families while Governor. Supported increased regulations of insurance companies doing business in Florida.

Ironically the best person running for Governor of Florida  was Nan Rich who had a clean slate, good record of public service, seems like a decent lady and of course got trounced in the Democratic primary race by Charlie.

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Cruz & Perry…………..Abbott & Costello?

Freshly minted from a Koch brothers organized love fest in Dallas, Ted Cruz & Rick Perry emerged as the future of their party.

Really? Is this the best the Grey Old Party can do?  A governor who makes George W look like a Rhodes Scholar and a Canadian/Cuban  who thinks he can has the right to talk about immigration,  is the most self aggrandizing  politician in our generation and probably spends more time in front of the mirror than Kim Kardashian.

Of course what they are trying to do is to make themselves pretty to the Tea party. Cruz promises to hold the line for amnesty for immigrants who entered the country illegally, Interesting coming from a guy born in Canada.

The only people allowed to talk about immigration are American Indians, no one else. Just think of some of the last names of third generation Americans: Sanchez, Rizzoli, Brudcinski, Yablonski, Eichmann, Dibacco. The point is these third generations had someone come to America before them to start here. Sure most of their ancestors came over legally, but how many didn’t?

And immigrants make up a large portion of our service industry. The grunt work, the yard work, the dirty nasty jobs no one wants to do. If illegals were not allowed to stay and work the economies of California, Florida, Texas and New York would collapse.

So I am not advocating allowing illegal immigration but if they want a shot a citizenship and are willing to pay taxes and contribute like the rest of us, give them an opportunity. The Statute of Liberty was gifted to us by France for a reason.

Back to the Rhodes Scholar who actually said at this summit: ” We need to make Washington as inconsequential in our lives as we can. In Texas we actually do pretty well without Washington’s advise.”

Let’s look at how well they are doing in Texas without said advice. Texas ranks 50th in high school graduation rates. Last in voter turnout. Second in percentage of uninsured kids. But wait! They did come in first in amount of carbon emissions and first or last depending on how you see it in number of voter turnout (they have the fewest).

Fourth in number of women living in poverty, 47th in SAT scores

. So Guvnor’ Perry is living in a vacuum or has his head in the sand or just doesn’t count past ten.

So sure bring on these two stalwarts of honesty, mental gymnastics and humbleness, it will make the Democrats job easy to defeat Abbott & Costello in 2016.

 

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Chris Christie,bully, bufoon or bastard?

In light of the Fort Lee, New Jersey bridge closing as a result of a vindictive action coming directly from Governor Christie’s chief of staff and Port Authority executive David Wildstein ( a Christie appointment) as of this posting it appears that the bully governor had nothing to do with this unprecedented action. These two morons are gone, one resigned, one was fired. What the hell were they thinking?

This was done as payback to Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich who did not endorse Gov. Christie’s November re-election. Gov. Christie won by a landslide so it is not like he needed another endorsement.

People are tired of seeing cookie cutter puppets in office, politicians that do not answer a question without consulting a lawyer, a focus group, a public relations guru, a priest, a rabbi and a fortune teller. Christie’s popularity is based on his honest off the cuff answers and no nonsense approach to questions and problems. Should it be found that he knew absolutely NOTHING of this planned event, he should get a pass.

However since the investigation is not over, if any proof surfaces of communication between the Guv’nor and Port Authority Chairman David Samson over the planned “traffic problems” aimed at Fort Lee, the Governor should be relieved of his duties immediatly and if any laws were broken he should be charged along with his minions.

Will this hurt Christie’s 2016 presidential aspirations? Time will tell.

If you have not figured it out by now, the party involved in this is the Republican party, those stalwarts of fair play. Had this been a democratic disaster, I would have written the same column, wrong is wrong.

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Miami Marlins, same old money grab & bullshit.

Well baseball aficionados the Miami Marlins management is doing the old three card  shuffle under the guise of “bettering” the roster but really just shedding salary as usual.

You say smart business decision? Smart money management ? I say fattening the wallets which is fine as long as you put some money back in payroll and not try to field a minor league team in  a Major League stadium and league.

It’s not enough Marlins management got half their stadium paid by the taxpayers of Miami-Dade county. Its not enough the get revenue from parking and concessions. The salary shed under the guise of improving the team and they are really fielding a bunch of minor leaguers, castoffs and bargain basement retreads.

Case in point on Saturday December 14th the Marlins traded Logan Morrison. President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill was quoted as saying “We felt we needed to upgrade, six home runs and 36 RBI from Logan was not going to get us where we are going.”

He was traded for Carter Capps, a reliever no one has heard of who wont be eligible for arbitration for another two years, hmmmmmmmmm?

Here is the thing the previous day the Marlins traded away Justin Ruggiano who coincidentally hit 18 home runs and drove in 50 RBI in only 128 games. Hmmmmmmmmmm?

So why would they make that move since they traded Morrisson the day after because he did not hit enough home runs or drive in enough runs? Because by trading Ruggiano they saved One million in salary and Ruggiano  is an arbitration eligible veteran, the bane of the Marlins front office, track their trading history, anytime anyone is arbitration eligible they get rid of them faster that a dealer gets rid of his crack rocks when the cops pass by.

The next disaster will be when Mike Stanton, the only real player they have comes up for arbitration. They will get rid of him for a bunch of no-names and minor leaguers and we’ll hear the words, new direction, market adjustment or the dreaded “rebuilding”.

Based on the Marlins attendance in 2013 I think the fans can see thru the management’s bullshit. They had two for one tickets towards the end of the year to attract more clients, I wouldn’t go to a Marlins game if they were giving out blowjobs and free beer.

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Texa$ teen affluenza defense, really?

This week a Fort Worth Texas judge gift wrapped a sentence of ten years of probation to a rich snot nosed 16 year old who killed four people while driving under the influence.

The little Texas prick had tremendous lawyers who brought in a psychologist who testified that little junior came from wealth so his parents taught him that wealth brought privilege. Nice job Mom and Dad, hope the next one junior kills while under the influence is one of you family members in your driveway, that would be poetic justice.

I know that those lawyers were paid to do just that, defend junior but to get him off with just probation? I would normally add here that I hope those lawyers have a conscience but that would be like asking a piranha not to devour flesh.

Hope the karma wheel comes around eventually and crushes junior under its weight.

 

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You tube video on tire care

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