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August 16, 2011, 08:16:58 PM
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Look at the most capitalistic, laissez-fair presidential candidate we have -- Ron Paul. Holy shit, look at all those corporate sponsors who want freer markets. $50,000! Isn't that corrupt!?



It's not like the remaining millions of funds he has came from regular people like you and me! I bet it came from secret companies! Those bastards!


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August 16, 2011, 08:21:01 PM
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Interesting. But those companies prefer to game the market rather than compete. A free market would eat their lunch. In fact if they did not receive my tax money they would be gone already.  Angry

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August 16, 2011, 08:21:44 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.

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August 16, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.

Maybe the people who work for these companies actually would like to see the wars over to innovate in other markets? ...let's not forget the amount is negligible. Far less than 5% of his contributions.
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August 16, 2011, 08:26:26 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.


Which is obviously why every defense contractor in the country is backing him... because they want to destroy themselves.

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August 16, 2011, 08:28:37 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.


Which is obviously why every defense contractor in the country is backing him... because they want to destroy themselves.
Maybe his actions will lead to more of a focus on defense at home and more sales due to said change? He has never lied or left his principles. He will not advocate war.
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August 16, 2011, 08:32:23 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.


Which is obviously why every defense contractor in the country is backing him... because they want to destroy themselves.
Maybe his actions will lead to more of a focus on defense at home and more sales due to said change? He has never lied or left his principles. He will not advocate war.

LOL  Yea yea, that's gotta be it!  They're going to make SO MUCH MORE money when he cuts the defense budget to 1/10 of what it is and ends the three wars we're involved in. hahahhaha  You're such a funny guy!

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August 16, 2011, 08:33:15 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.


Which is obviously why every defense contractor in the country is backing him... because they want to destroy themselves.
Maybe his actions will lead to more of a focus on defense at home and more sales due to said change? He has never lied or left his principles. He will not advocate war.

LOL  Yea yea, that's gotta be it!  They're going to make SO MUCH MORE money when he cuts the defense budget to 1/10 of what it is and ends the three wars we're involved in. hahahhaha  You're such a funny guy!
Maybe you don't understand their motives? Maybe they are conscious businesses?
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August 16, 2011, 08:38:43 PM
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Those public fund raising campaigns everytime when there's an upcoming election in U.S. are just insane. Why not say every party gets a max of 5million (or whatever) from tax money that they can use on their election campaign. Not a single cent more. Those huge donations from companies only lead to lobbyism...

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August 16, 2011, 08:40:09 PM
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I guess we'll just ignore the fact that the Ron Paul list is a who's who of defense contractors.  Roll Eyes

Two sides, same coin.
He wants all of our troops home. He's actually skeptical of 9/11.


Which is obviously why every defense contractor in the country is backing him... because they want to destroy themselves.
Maybe his actions will lead to more of a focus on defense at home and more sales due to said change? He has never lied or left his principles. He will not advocate war.

LOL  Yea yea, that's gotta be it!  They're going to make SO MUCH MORE money when he cuts the defense budget to 1/10 of what it is and ends the three wars we're involved in. hahahhaha  You're such a funny guy!
Maybe you don't understand their motives? Maybe they are conscious businesses?

YES!  That's what it must be!  They're just really good guys that would have us all living in libertarian utopia, even if it means the destruction of their multi-billion dollar businesses!  You're so smart!

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August 16, 2011, 08:54:01 PM
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Those public fund raising campaigns everytime when there's an upcoming election in U.S. are just insane. Why not say every party gets a max of 5million (or whatever) from tax money that they can use on their election campaign. Not a single cent more. Those huge donations from companies only lead to lobbyism...
This only creates a monopoly on people who can get away with secretly funneling more money. It would be a disaster if they set a limit.
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August 16, 2011, 09:32:30 PM
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This only creates a monopoly on people who can get away with secretly funneling more money. It would be a disaster if they set a limit.
Not really. In France, just for example, parties are not allowed to accept donations from companies at all. Donations from single persons are limited to 7,500€/year max. Bank accounts of the parties are public, the salaries for the members of parliament are public too. Election campaigns must be financed from the money within the public accounts. Parties can "claim back" the campaign money from the tax money, if their party gets at least 0.5% of the votes. And since the accounts are public, they only get back what they really paid for the campaign. So this way an election campaign is a bit more about getting votes from people and not just about collecting big big money from companies to do them "a favor" afterwards.

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August 16, 2011, 09:55:51 PM
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Look at the most capitalistic, laissez-fair presidential candidate we have -- Ron Paul. Holy shit, look at all those corporate sponsors who want freer markets. $50,000! Isn't that corrupt!?



It's not like the remaining millions of funds he has came from regular people like you and me! I bet it came from secret companies! Those bastards!




Are these contributions from the companies themselves or from individuals working for the companies?
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August 16, 2011, 11:15:45 PM
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Maybe you don't understand their motives? Maybe they are conscious businesses?
Based on your assumptions about corporations who support republicans or democrats this statement may seem a bit inconsistent. To clarify, this is of course only the case when they support the guy you like?
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August 17, 2011, 01:08:41 AM
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Maybe you don't understand their motives? Maybe they are conscious businesses?
Based on your assumptions about corporations who support republicans or democrats this statement may seem a bit inconsistent. To clarify, this is of course only the case when they support the guy you like?


Obviously, bro.  Anyone that agrees with my inherently a great person and highly ethical.  Anyone that disagrees with me is unethical by default.

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August 17, 2011, 01:21:11 AM
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Maybe his actions will lead to more of a focus on defense at home and more sales due to said change? He has never lied or left his principles. He will not advocate war.

That is exactly what happens, in war times defense budgets get exhausted paying for bullets and battle gear, not innovating and modernizing defense technology.... so yes they would certainly like the wars to be over, they could stop the tide of their projects getting cancelled and stop the cutting of thousands of defense sector jobs which in large part are highly skilled white collar engineering jobs which is vital for the American economy.

War is obviously not profitable for defense contractors.  That must be why defense contractors love war.  They obviously want to destroy themselves.

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August 17, 2011, 01:38:08 AM
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War is obviously not profitable for defense contractors.  That must be why defense contractors love war.  They obviously want to destroy themselves.


I'm done, your just making BS up... you can't argue with someone who pulls illogical crap out of their arseYou'd be hard pressed to find a defense contractor who likes war, most of their large projects get cut or reduced and a lot of the remaining work is in minimally profitable consumables replacement and maintenance contracts.



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August 17, 2011, 01:55:43 AM
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Uh....Halliburton?  Bechtel?  Are people really arguing that Defense Contractors aren't profiting from these wars?!?  They are making billions in government contracts.  For example:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/20/iraq-contractors-idINN2060036120071120

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August 17, 2011, 02:04:34 AM
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Ah.  I see.  Perhaps I should read the thread a little more carefully next time.
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August 17, 2011, 02:10:42 PM
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How is it that the US Army, Navy and Air Force are making political contributions? Unless I'm misunderstanding something, wouldn't that be tax money they're spending to do that? If the list represents contributions made by individuals who happen to work for XYZ then that's another matter of course.

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