Bachmans Echo chamber!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Other Side, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. The Other Side

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  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    You started a new thread for that???????????? I think we already had a degrading Bachman thread.
     
  3. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    We did until the moderators on this board changed the title to fit "their" needs, thereby killing the thread.

    Peace
     
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Tea-Party to Bachmann : Quit the race !!!

    CNN) – A tea party group has a surprising and harsh urging for long-time tea party favorite Michele Bachmann: Quit the presidential race."It's time for Michele Bachmann to go," reads the first line of a statement from American Majority President Ned Ryun. His group operates in seven states, trains thousands of tea party supporters and is "liked" by over 371,000 people on Facebook.
     
  5. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    ..and the self destruction of the GOP begins.

    Peace.
     
  6. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Wonder where her 4-6% of votes will go to....
    Probably Cain, if they were crazy enough to vote for her, then they are crazy enough to vote for heavier taxes upon themselves to serve the rich better.
     
  7. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    You know it. Just as Exxon Mobil posted a ridiculous 125 billion dollars in profit for the 3rd qtr and want a tax cut, these robots would vote to give them the cut and raise their own taxes for the good of the party!

    Only problem is, the party will be at EXXON as they celebrate the stupidity of the Tea Party faithful!

    Peace.
     
  8. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Look how fast BP paid off their oil spill bill ! Didn't even make a dent, was paid in 1 or 2 quarters....

    Make your own conclusions, if they really need tax breaks.
     
  9. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    paid in full before the spill occured...
     
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Do any of you guys know what % of the cost of a gallon of gas is profit and what % is taxes?
     
  11. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Nobody would have an answer to that !

    Look, oil went down to less then $80/barrell and prices never went down to what they used to be.
    Oil companies charge whatever they like and decide how much profit they want to earn at any giving time.
     
  12. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I can't recall at what price point, but last statistic I have read states that the oil companies make 6 cents per gallon of gasoline on average in profit while the government takes 51 cents out of every gallon of gasoline sold, and they have nothing to do with actual production of the fuel itself.
     
  13. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Besides, building the roads, side walks, bridges, paving and maintaining them.. nope, not much - you're right.
    And those gas taxes aren't even enough to provide that all. A lot of those costs come from other tax payers that don't even own a car.

    In a perfect world, if the seller wants to sell something, then the seller (oil company) would provide a part of those necessities along with auto manufacturers.

    What am I suppose to ask for ? Sell a hot dog, then let the government tax it enough, so they can supply my hot dog cart, propane, the buns, and the condiments ?
     
  14. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    On the price break down of a gallon of gas. From the California Energy Commission : Their chart shows you, the the refinery cost and profits from a gallon of gasoline is a quarter, marketing, distribution cost and profits $.23 . The taxes collected from that same gallon total $.60.


    On another site I read the other day that the oil company makes approx. 4% profit on a gallon of gas where the various governments make 15%.

    So who should be getting rich off of gasoline sales?
     
  15. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    So now we have .23 /.60 taxes per gallon, .06 / .51 cents ..anyone else want to play in a round of this game of guesswork?
     
  16. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I'll use Cain's famous words : "You are comparing Apple with Oranges" !

    You are saying the oil companies earn 4% PROFIT , the governments gets 15%.

    The government in return supplies roads, bridges, highways, and even maintains them.
    So, how much PROFIT is that after costs ?

    Answer: NOTHING ! Because other taxes still need to pay for infrastructure, since gasoline taxes don't quite do it !
     
  17. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    No, why dont you attempt to justify the profits so we can make fun of you afterwards... Make our day!

    Peace.
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Why don't you just quit buying gas altogether....that'll show 'em !!!!
     
  19. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    And why would anybody in their right mind feel sympathatic towards Big Oil ?
    How do they earn their multi billions ? How much blood do they have on their hands, that mostly US tax payers paid and died for ?

    Why are they all in the top 10 of the richest companies on earth ?

    Great going trinkle ! A true republican as can be !
     
  20. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "But if you take a closer look at each dollar invested and how much is earned, Dougher said the oil industry earns a lot less than some other major industries. API says its members earn about 8.3 cents per dollar invested, compared to 18.4 cents for pharmaceutical manufacturers and 19.1 cents for beverage and tobacco producers.


    "A lot of consumers think that [a $2 per gallon run-up in gas prices] is all in profits, it's all going to some fat cats back in some room somewhere," Dougher said. "It's 8 cents. It's fair. The other 92 cents is going back into investments, back into operations, to bring more product back to the market."