Corporations Stopped Paying
In effect, corporations have decided to let middle-class workers pay for national investments that have largely benefited businesses over the years. The greater part of basic research, especially for technology and health care, has been conducted with government money. Even today 60% of university research is government-supported. Corporations use highways and shipping lanes and airports to ship their products, the FAA and TSA and Coast Guard and Department of Transportation to safeguard them, a nationwide energy grid to power their factories, and communications towers and satellites to conduct online business.
Yet as corporate profits surge and taxes plummet, our infrastructure is deteriorating. TheAmerican Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $3.63 trillion is needed over the next seven years to make the necessary repairs.
An illegal immigrant can be described as someone who sneaks into another country. That is a fair definition, even if they do not stay long.
One illegal immigrant has done massive damage to America.
Who is this illegal immigrant and what did he do to damage America?
The illegal immigrant is John McCain.
McCain sneaked into Syria yesterday and met with the so-called Syrian rebels. McCain spent Memorial Day, the day we honor America’s fallen heroes, meeting with a group who hates America and Americans.
Watch John McCain defend his use of the phrase “illegal immigrants.” We wonder how he feels about the term now that he is one?
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LAS VEGAS — “He doesn’t want to talk about it.”
Cohen, in a phone interview, called the renewed controversy over Trump’s questioning of whether Obama was born in the U.S. “a distraction,” and blamed it on “the liberal media.”
But five minutes after The Huffington Post talked to Cohen on the phone, a call to Trump’s New York offices resulted in the casino, real-estate and reality-TV mogul being patched through on the line, from here in Las Vegas.
Adding to the surreal nature of the day, Trump openly disagreed with his own spokesman’s assessment.
“I don’t imagine this is distraction at all,” Trump said. “In fact, we have a fundraiser that’s going to take place in a couple of hours, and I’m just walking through the lobby of Trump international and this place is packed.”
And that, in a nutshell, is the problem for Mitt Romney. read more…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/donald-trump-mitt-romney_n_1554152.html