I think everyone can start practicing saying, "Madam President." Good job five guys.
Were these the same pollsters that said that Romney and Cantor had it in the bag? Or are these "unskewed polls."
Riddle me this, Batman. Were liberal groups targeted for extra scrutiny? Should these arguably political groups be granted 501 status? I personally don't think so. All nonprofits have gotten out of hand.
Saul Alinsky, Saul Alinsky, Saul Alinsky, SQUAWK!!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The tea party has used Alinsky's book for their own organizing.
And no, Timbo, more than half the country do not think like you do. Trust me.
Oh no, the sea levels won't rise. Yet we're having to pay more and more to subsidize insurance for coastal development and redevelopment. If the true cost of fossil fuels was born by the producers (polluters) and direct consumers we'd be well on our way to weaning ourselves off of carbon. Instead, we taxpayers pay to clean up a substantial part of their messes.
At one time I thought Chuck sorta did her dirty and felt a little sorry for her, but I've lost all respect for the woman. She comes across as shameless. I guess that's what's required of a party hack.
Fairmon, not long ago you listed five or six countries that were your idea of business friendly. Did you know that every one of them provides universal healthcare? Either through an individual mandate or single payer. I can argue that Obamacare will ultimately be good for the economy all day long. You talk of wealth transfers. My premiums and co-pays go up because of uninsured patients. Healthcare should not be treated as a consumer good. We are not doctors and we cannot comparison shop when there is a medical emergency. We cannot, on the fly, determine if a test is being ordered because of a medical necessity or because the doctor has a financial interest in the testing equipment/lab. Try calling the local hospitals to get a firm price on say, an appendectomy. Or go to another country that has a better business climate. Cause buddy, they also have universal healthcare.
Someone needs to check the Sunshine Law. I believe it forbids the use of a "go between" to circumvent the law.
True, true, true Plato. Thanks for pointing that out.
It's not just relatively new companies benefitting from PILOTS. Companies that have been here for decades are getting them. I suppose they'll threaten to leave if they have to pay full property tax. Some communities, elsewhere in the nation, have started doing rigorous cost/benefit studies of what these businesses will actually COST them and don't have a problem telling Hand Out, Inc. to take a hike. We won't do it, partially because there are ancillary development development deals for those "risk takers" who happen to be in the right place and the right time with the right connections. We will be left holding the bag.
Watson and McCormick both showed more than their cards. It's ironic that we handed over the taxpayer funded incentives because of some made up multiplier effect but boy you start talking about higher wages around here, and the multiplier effect that comes from increased wages isn't mentioned. I'm still waiting for the full page ad from Ramsey and Corker, Coppinger and all the rest thanking the tax payers for bringing companies here. Usually they just thank each other and the freeloader Chamber.