The lack of intelligence portrayed by the Left and its constituents is mesmerizing. So much so that it warrants concern. It scares me, as it should scare you, to think that right now there are people protesting things about which they know nothing of.
El Rushbo’s Response:
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
How to dismantle the typical oil industry profits argument of the left, if you must.
So, is it true? Are American oil companies making absurd profits off oil? The fact is, American oil companies are not the biggest profiteer of oil, government is.
“In 2007, the oil companies earned between eight and nine cents for every dollar of gasoline sales”(Levin 89). (1)
Whoa, not looking too profitable for the oil industry right off the bat. But, how much more proof do we need that American oil companies are not the ones profiting the most off oil? Well, this should seal the deal.
From 1977 to 2004, according to Tax Foundation data, U.S. oil companies cleared $630 billion after taxes while paying $518 billion in federal and state corporate taxes at an average rate of 45%. Over the same period, an additional $1.34 trillion in excise fuel taxes was collected from consumers by the oil companies and turned over to various governments. (2)
The numbers do not lie.
There is no doubt that the oil industry makes a great deal of money, but a lot of that money goes to the government through federal and state corporate taxes and in excise fuel taxes as cited above. This money is used to further expand the reach and power of government, which in turn, and in time, can restrict liberty.
Levin, Mark R. Liberty and Tyranny – A Conservative Manifesto. New York: Threshold Editions, 2010. 89. Print.
(1) “The Truth About Oil,” 11.
(2). Editorial, “Record Profits Mean Record Taxes,” Investor’s Business Daily, Feb. 12, 2008, A10.
The short answer is: “Because Obamacare will make worse an already noncompetitive, non-market-based healthcare system, where prices get higher and higher because consumers don’t shop around and there’s no incentive to economize.”
The longer answer is this video. It’s well worth 7 minutes of your time!
In a display of total intolerance, a large group of mainly young Muslim kids threw bottles and anything they could find, including the occasional rock, at Christian Demonstrators at the 2012 Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan.
What you will see in the video below is disgusting and appalling. The level of disrespect that these young children display is astounding. The lack of police intervention is overwhelming, enough to make you think they just don’t care.
The Christian demonstrators are told that the police department cannot spare even two police officers to help with crowd control yet when they are forced to leave they are escorted out by about 14 officers. Later, when they are driving away from the festival, they are pulled over by about 12 police officers!
Watch the full video here:
Muslim Spits on Jewish Cameraman:
Ask yourself, if they situation had been reversed, would the police have acted the same way? The answer is, no. If these were Muslim demonstrators they would have received police support and there first amendment rights would have been upheld and defended.
These Christian demonstrators have just as much right as anyone else to utilize their free speech rights and assemble peacefully to demonstrate.
America, you have changed.