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GOP can make 2014 elections a referendum on corporate welfare
Washington Examiner ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 AT 6:33 PM | TIMOTHY P. CARNEY

Posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by TBP

“Whose side are you on?”

That's the Democratic mantra for the 2014 elections. It's the same “people versus the powerful” line that Democrats trot out every two years, because it works.

But this year Republicans can turn this narrative on its head and make the midterm elections a referendum. Are you on the side of the Republicans, taxpayers and free enterprise? Or are you on the side of President Obama, K Street and corporate welfare?

Two high-stakes corporate welfare issues could be on the table this year: taxpayer-backed subsidies for big exporters and Obamacare's insurer bailouts. Democrats are shackled to the corporate-welfare side on both these issues. Republicans -- if they side with their free-market principles over their big business donors -- can run against crony capitalism.

Republicans can be the party of the people this time around.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbizdems; corporatewelfare; gop; nobailouts
Do you really think the "progressives" in the GOP Establishment will ever allow that kind of campaign?
1 posted on 03/12/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT by TBP
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To: TBP

Why not just stick with how bad Obamacare is?


2 posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

What’s to say they can’t do both?


3 posted on 03/12/2014 9:48:02 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

What is “corporate welfare”?


4 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:00 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: TBP

It splits the advertising money. Corporate welfare is bad, but people get jobs from corporations. Obamacare is bad for EVERYONE.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Agreed!

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The con-artist challenge by Democrats to RINOs to “Fix” the failed Federal Medical Insurance Law, Obamacare, is now approaching a decision point: April Fools Day, 2014.

Always eager to do nothing unless it is something that might make the Democrats hate them less, the GOP Establishment is actively searching for ways to help “their best friends across the aisle” on the failed Obamacare Law which is set to fail April Fools Day, 2014.

The GOP-E has recently picked up Romney’s “Torch of Tyranny” (Romneycare), and are happily working on their own version of Federal Medical Inurance called “RINOcare.”

Will the TEA Party Reps. in the US House rise up and replace “Doormat for Obama” Boehner, and then ABOLISH the RINOcare replacement of Obamacare, or will everyone just sit on their hands and be happy to be everybody’s fool, again?

Romney is hoping that Boehner’s RINOcare prevails, as it will allow Romney to run again as the GOP-E Nominee in 2016.

BTW, why are so many RINOs so determined to continue the financial destruction of America by advocating Federal RINOcare?

Obamacare has proven to millions of Americans that Federal Medical Insurance will always be doomed to fail, a lesson ignored by our sorry Federal RINOs.

FORWARD !

[BTW, have you ever noticed that the Obamanation command “FORWARD !” is ALWAYS toward the upper lip of the Financial Cliff?]


6 posted on 03/12/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Taking your money and mine to give handouts to corporations. Crony capitalism.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 9:51:48 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

No, it simply diversifies the Republican message. Tehre is plenty of ad money.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 9:52:44 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

The Decree of Obamanation: ALL WELFARE MUST COME ONLY FROM THOSE WHO ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO PAY PERSONAL FEDERAL INCOME TAXES.

Any Corporation that attempts to provide workplace incentives to potential employes are guilty of attempting to provide illegal Corporate Welfare, and must be punished by at least one Gestapo Agency of the US Federal Government.

FORWARD !


9 posted on 03/12/2014 9:57:49 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: TBP
The biggest resemblance between the Big Two political parties is their never-ending desire to make sure donors & lobbyists get plenty of $$$ from Uncle Sugar -- auto industry, military contractors, banks/financial institutions, War on Terror pushers/addicts, agriculture industry, etc.

Say how much you want & Congress will write the check.

I really don't get why we refer to the U.S. as a capitalist economy.

10 posted on 03/12/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Why not just stick with how bad Obamacare is?”

Because crony capitalism is, if anything, a worse problem than Obamacare? If we could campaign on it and make it an issue that Americans thought about and voted on, that would be a really really good thing.

Sticking with just Obamacare is like covering up and trying to run out the clock in boxing match. You’re playing not to lose. You’re not playing to win.


11 posted on 03/12/2014 10:01:01 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: TBP

The Republicans hand out more than enough of their own corporate welfare. This would be Mutually Assured Destruction.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 10:07:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TBP

The number one issue on everyone’s mind is OBOZOCARE. Period......................


13 posted on 03/12/2014 10:07:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: TBP
a referendum on corporate welfare

Not a chance. The GOPe love corporate welfare. If it wasn't for cronyism for cash they wouldn't have anything to occupy themselves with.

14 posted on 03/12/2014 10:09:32 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Red Badger

But it doesn’t have to be the only issue.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 10:10:15 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

I’m sure it won’t be, and the Dems will do everything they can to distract people from it on to other straw-man issues they create. But we should not allow them to set the agenda with their MSM allies.....................


16 posted on 03/12/2014 10:11:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

We can tie the two together, as Carney points out, because Obamacare, among its many bad provisions, includes a taxpayer-funded bailout for Big Insurance if they don’t get enough signups to make a profit. Senator Rubio has a bill to stop that.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 10:11:55 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

You mean like Owe-bama’s “green energy” programs, or do you mean like liberals always claim tax breaks to spur development are ‘corporate welfare”?


18 posted on 03/12/2014 10:16:51 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: TBP

People aren’t concerned with whether corporations get a bailout or not when their financial situation is in dire straits. Can’t pay for healthcare because the premiums are outrageous, can’t pay the rent or mortgage, groceries are going up, gasoline is going up, can’t find a job and the unemployment is running out or already has. These are pocketbook issues. People vote according to their own situation, not what’s happening on Wall Street, K Street or Easy Street, but Main Street.......................


19 posted on 03/12/2014 10:18:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Romney’s single best moment of his POTUS campaign was when he hammered the kenyan for crony capitalism in the first debate.

The Dems have no answer for that. A little populism from the GOP drives them crazy and gets them off message. If the GOP ever wants to be the party of the middle class they better start attacking crony business. Everybody can understand why it is wrong and the Dems have been getting away with murder.


20 posted on 03/12/2014 10:19:27 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Red Badger

People vote according to their own situation, not what’s happening on Wall Street, K Street or Easy Street, but Main Street


No, they vote based on their own situation and who they think cares about them. The GOP has been rapped as being the party of big business and for not caring about regular folks on Main Street. That’s a false narrative that cost the GOP the POTUS election in places like OH and FL.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 10:24:12 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: TBP

There’s many other things to make it a “referendum on.” Corporate welfare is going to resonate with nobody whatsoever, except a few here who weren’t going to vote GOP anyway, and the Dems will be in the WH again.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT by livius
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To: lodi90

We will have had, by election time, nearly six years of Obozo’s ‘Hope & Change’. People are not so jaded as to believe his policies are not responsible for what’s happening around them. The Democrat party will be decimated in November.....................


23 posted on 03/12/2014 10:29:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: TBP
...if they side with their free-market principles over their big business donors...

Like that's going to happen.

24 posted on 03/12/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Red Badger

We will have had, by election time, nearly six years of Obozo’s ‘Hope & Change’. People are not so jaded as to believe his policies are not responsible for what’s happening around them. The Democrat party will be decimated in November.


History shows that a lot will people will buy the Dem class warfare jive if there isn’t push back.

That 2% victory yesterday was hardly decimation. Don’t count your GOP chickens before they hatch.


25 posted on 03/12/2014 10:43:23 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: TBP

Might want to wait until AFTER the campaign donations have rolled in.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 10:56:27 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Tax policy is not welfare. Subsidies are.


27 posted on 03/12/2014 2:43:18 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Red Badger
People aren’t concerned with whether corporations get a bailout or not

More people are than you would think: libertarian types, market conservatives, and many on the left as well.

28 posted on 03/12/2014 2:44:37 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Corporate welfare is now disguised as welfare for needy individuals and families.
The government borrows and then gives money to about half of consumers to purchase corporations’ products.

Everybody is happy- until the bill comes due.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 3:00:04 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
What is “corporate welfare”?
Subsidies, grants, money just plain given by government to corporations, laws made to favor corporations over small business, and so on.
30 posted on 03/12/2014 8:26:52 PM PDT by GAFreedom (Freedom rings in GA!)
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