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Archive for the day “February 15, 2013”

Why America Is Failing – ‘Facebook Paid No Corporate Income Tax Last Year, After Making More Than $1 Billion In Profits’

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‘Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major corporations were able to
pay no federal corporate income tax, despite making a
combined $205 billion in profits’.

‘According to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice,
Facebook joined that illustrious club last year’.

‘Earlier this month, the Facebook Inc. released its first
“10-K” annual financial report since going public last year.
Hidden in the report’s footnotes is an amazing admission:
despite $1.1 billion in U.S. profits in 2012, Facebook did
not pay even a dime in federal and state income taxes’.

‘Instead, Facebook says it will receive net tax refunds
totaling $429 million’.

‘Facebook’s income tax refunds stem from the company’s use of
a single tax break, the tax deductibility of executive stock
options. That tax break reduced Facebook’s federal and state
income taxes by $1,033 million in 2012, including refunds of
earlier years’ taxes of $451 million’.

‘Facebook will be able to carry further tax rebates forward,
according to CTJ, for a total of $3 billion in tax
deductions’.
From :
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/14/1597741/facebook-
pays-no-taxes/?mobile=nc

 

But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘Boehner challenges Senate Dems to take lead, pass Obama second-term agenda….AND…’Senate Republicans filibuster Hagel nomination’

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One the one hand Republicans scream that President Obama needs to lead and other the other hand Republicans filibuster.

This IS the perfect example of what has been happening for 4 long years now.

The Senate can pass legislation with a majority BUT the Republicans filibuster it by requiring 60 votes to move legislation forward.

Simple, blatant Republican Obstructionism.

‘The official tally Thursday was 58 votes to end the filibuster to 40 against doing so’.
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-republicans-filibuster-hagel-nomination/2013/02/14/da94fb46-76d5-11e2-8f84-3e4b513b1a13_story_1.html

“The president likes to attack Congress, but if he is serious about enacting this agenda, I think it must start with the part of this Congress that his party controls — the United States Senate,” Boehner said at the outset of his weekly Capitol press conference. “What can he get passed in the United States Senate?”
@ : http://thehill.com/homenews/house/283139-boehner-challenges-senate-dems-to-pass-obamas-agenda

‘The official tally Thursday was 58 votes to end the filibuster to 40 against doing so’.
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-republicans-filibuster-hagel-nomination/2013/02/14/da94fb46-76d5-11e2-8f84-3e4b513b1a13_story_1.html

 

What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘McCain Says He’s Opposing Hagel Because Hagel Was Mean To Bush

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Party first…..America second.

McCAIN: “But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/14/1598341/mcain-hagel-iraq/?mobile=nc

 

Space – the Final Frontier

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This is what just a couple of rocks floating around in Space can do.

And if you think it loos impressive, listen to it…..

 

‘What’s Happened In The Trayvon Martin Case Since You Stopped Paying Attention’

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1. ‘Zimmerman has spent over $300,000 in donations over the last year and is desperate for more funds to finance his defense. Zimmerman has “spent more than $125,000? on living expenses — not including security — over the last year’.

2. ‘Zimmerman has gained 105 pounds’.

(Know we know where most of the $125,000 went.)

3. ‘The trial has been set for June 10’.

4. ‘The judged denied Zimmerman’s request to be removed from GPS tracking’.

5. ‘Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 on February 5.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/14/1594051/whats-happened-in-the-trayvon-martin-case-since-you-stopped-paying-attention/

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