“Fiscal Cliff” deal doles out millions for Hollywood, railroads, rum producers. “Under the plan, the federal government would eat nearly $100 billion in forgone tax revenue over the next two years by extending special tax credits for select businesses that had been set to expire.” And the winner is… Crony Capitalism! Unexpectedly!

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Joe Redfield January 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

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I read that they also extended the wind energy boondog…, er, subsid…no, investment! for another year, although that seems to have escaped the notice of ABC News.

KimmyQueen January 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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Why of course pork oink oink HAD to be part of this “deal” in order to get the votes for this “deal”… disgusting.

StrinaM January 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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But we have to make sure those among us that can afford to, pay more… so why does Hollywood get a tax break after having one of the biggest years? or NASCAR? Need we mention that NASCAR fans boo-ed the first lady?

guysmiley January 2, 2013 at 5:22 pm

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Just like O-Care, we have to pass the bill, then read it to find out what’s in it. Spineless RINO’s cave again. Boehner must go, with a few others under his wings.

flashingscotsman January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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ALL the others. Spineless wonders. I detest the Democratic Party, and what they are doing to this nation. But that’s what Democrats are SUPPOSED to do. I despise the Republicans even more now, since they won’t fight.

Joe January 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

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So a minority of the majority party sided with the majority of the minority party to pass a bill. Who’s the majority again? Oh ya, progressives in both parties. Boehner and the Republicans are setting themselves up to lose. They think power will change like it always does, that the show will go on, they just need to play the game for a few years and they will once again have their moderate Republican in charge till it’s the Democrats turn again. What they fail to calculate is the fact their base is leaving in droves and isn’t in a very forgiving mood.

I say screw the Republicans. They won’t stand up tomorrow and throw Boehner out, and we will continue to see this sort of thing happen. I’m third party all the way, even if it means Democrats stay in power till we get enough people to fix this country.

poppajoe49 January 2, 2013 at 8:46 pm

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Can I at least get a 1.75 liter bottle of 151 Bacardi out of the deal?

flashingscotsman January 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

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Or maybe some Myer’s Dark?

poppajoe49 January 3, 2013 at 11:00 pm

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That’ll work too! I’d even settle for Capt. Morgan!

StrinaM January 3, 2013 at 6:38 am

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Anyone see that receipt someone posted on Facebook that had the OCare tax on it? This guy went to a store and spent $300. The cashier said, welcome to OCare and handed him a receipt. There was a $6 tax on there for OCare.

poppajoe49 January 3, 2013 at 6:54 am

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Can you link to it?

StrinaM January 3, 2013 at 7:44 am
KimmyQueen January 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

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Are you kidding me?! This is disgusting… I am going to be looking at my cellphone bill if I see a mysterious new tax for real I am going crazy on somebody.

sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

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In the comments someone stated that this was a screwup on the part of Cabela’s, that the tax should not be app;ied to over the counter purchases. It only applies for medical equipment, supplies, etc at the company level. Of course that will be recouoed as you are charged for the use of said equipment, but the guy was apparently charged in error. Has anyone else seen anything more recent on this?

StrinaM January 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm
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KimmyQueen January 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

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RP did NOTHING for 100 years while in office. You are an idiot. And TURD!!!

StrinaM January 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

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Again, YOU are the reason RP isn’t taken seriously.

sa_rose January 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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This shit was passed by congress. WHat do you think Ronny would do to stop it? Did he even vote against this?