Also a must-watch: Daniel Hannon
And here’s Gov. Jindal who is doing things in Louisiana that RINOs and Statists say can’t be done. Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Rep. Straus: are you listening?
In my recent speech in Iowa, some eyebrows were raised when I took on our government’s enormous economic problems caused by crony capitalism. As if on cue, just days later President Obama selected someone who exemplifies a major crony capitalism problem to sit next to the First Lady when he delivered his “jobs plan” speech before Congress. He selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt as his honored guest.
Having grown up with great respect for GE thanks to stories my grandfather shared with us about his days working for the company and even meeting GE spokesman-at-the-time Ronald Reagan during a company event, I am saddened at GE’s leadership evolution. This corporation is now the poster child of corporate welfare and crony capitalism.
This icon of American industry is a company full of good employees who make some good products (and is the parent company of a huge media outlet), but GE is also a large American corporation that pays virtually no corporate income taxes despite earning worldwide profits of $14.2 billion last year, $5.1 billion of it in the United States. In fact, they claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion, meaning they received more of our hard earned tax dollars than they contributed. How is that possible? It’s because not only do they shelter their money from taxes, but they also get many tax credits, loans, government grants, and other benefits from the federal government that our smaller businesses couldn’t even imagine being able to profit from.
When Sarah Palin, possibly America’s most polarizing political figure, stepped into the lion’s den of heavily Democratic San Jose on Thursday, was a raucous crowd of tea party fans waiting to welcome her?
Palin, the conservative icon and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, first drew cheers by saluting the San Francisco Giants, then said she was delighted to be in a “state that puts a mama grizzly on its flag.” (~snip~)
An organizer said about 1,400 people (not enough to fill the 2,665-seat auditorium) paid from $25 to $199 for the two-hour forum, during which Cocchia and conservative KSFO commentator Brian Sussman also spoke.
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Oct. 5th @ 7:00 pm, First Baptist Church, Houston
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